Jon Jones Has Lengthy Rant At UFC For Being Underpaid

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Jon Jones has continued his current beef with Dana White and the UFC by going on a lengthy rant in which he urged young fighters to make sure they are paid what they are worth, while claiming that he has been consistently underpaid by the promotion throughout his career.

“Advice while you young, fighters, if you’re hot right now. Get paid. As much as the UFC is building your brand, you are building their’s,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “If you think your biggest paydays will come after being with the company for a while. You are wrong. If me sitting from fighting somehow helps some fighters in the future get taken care of better, well, I did my job. You’re welcome.”

“When I was in my prime, the UFC‘s way of not paying me was telling me I wasn’t a star. Had me grateful for a new car meanwhile making tens of millions without my knowing. I fought mega fight after mega fight throughout my early 20s for under $2 million a fight. Who knows what I’m actually owed, makes me feel like a fool even thinking about it. I’m not even asking for back pay for ripping me off throughout my entire 20s. Just wanted to be treated fair moving forward.

“Everything was good until I asked for a piece of the pie.. UFC totally comfortable with me taking concussions for over a decade but asking for generational wealth. Get the f—k out of here. Do you not listen to Dana? Almost every interview he mentions how the UFC are breaking new records and are at an all-time high. Dana mentioned I want [Deontay] Wilder money, meanwhile over the entirety of my career I haven’t even made a quarter of that.

“No one’s asking to break the bank. Just show your athletes you don’t think we are all idiots.”

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