Connect with us

Boxing & UFC

Ronda Rousey Opens Up on WWE Pay – “Pay Me Whatever You Want”

Published

on

Ronda Rowdy Rousey

Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars the UFC has ever had. She was the first woman to hold a belt in the promotion and was undoubtedly the face of the UFC before Conor McGregor. ‘Rowdy’ is also one of the most dominant champions ever, having defended her belt multiple times.

 

 

It’s not just the accomplishments inside the octagon that make Rousey a Hall of Famer. It is the fact that she paved a way for female mixed martial artists in the UFC. Something UFC president Dana White had said would never happen. Since introducing the female divisions in 2013, it is safe to say that the female fighters have rivaled the male fighters in every aspect of the game.

Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss

Ronda Rousey gives her take on the UFC pay structure
Rousey recently appeared on a YouTube show called ‘Hot Ones,’ hosted by Sean Evans. In the show, the guest answers questions while feasting on chicken wings. The twist being the wings get hotter progressively and so do the questions.

While talking about pay in the UFC Rousey said, “With the UFC I always am very much about betting on myself. I care about the backend. Pay me whatever you think is fair. All I really care about is having some stake in how well this does. And I’ll make sure it does really f**king well.”

The UFC has drawn a lot of criticism lately from the fighters and outsiders alike for not paying their athletes well enough. Big names in the UFC such as Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, and Dustin Poirier have all refused to fight as they thought they were not being paid well.

‘Gamebred’ also accused the UFC of paying fighters 12-18% of the revenue generated from events compared to other leagues that pay their athletes close to 50% of what they generate. These claims have been rubbished by Dana White.

The issue of fighters and the UFC disagreeing over pay has been around for a long time. It will probably continue to exist as long as the UFC is around. However, it was interesting to hear the perspective of one of the biggest stars regarding pay, and how she negotiated her contract.







Entertainment7 hours ago

Venus Williams Reveals Mutual ATP Crush Of Hers And Serena Williams – See PHOTOS!

Venus and Serena Williams family
HOME10 hours ago

Venus Williams Hits Back At Marriage-Related Critics — Venus Williams talks marriage

Venus Williams shows off
Entertainment17 hours ago

“Alexis Married The Whole Williams’ Family”: Venus Williams Reflects On Serena Williams’ Marriage

Serena Williams
Entertainment17 hours ago

Serena Williams Shares With Her Fans, Her Best Ways To Relax – Read MORE!

Serena Dad
Entertainment18 hours ago

What Serena Williams’ Dad Did To Her On Her Wedding Day Will Make You Sad

Naomi Plays
Entertainment19 hours ago

“I’ll Probably Be Nervous When I Get There”: Naomi Osaka Reveals Her Feeling Ahead OF Australian Open 2021

Roger Federer
Entertainment19 hours ago

“He’s A Genius On The Court And Off The Court”: Roger Federer’s Coach Reveals

Serena Williams and sisters
News20 hours ago

PHOTOS: Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus Williams finally opens up

Naomi Osaka
Entertainment20 hours ago

WATCH: A Day With Naomi Osaka As She Trains Ahead Of The Australian Open 2021

Serena Williams Bahamas
News1 day ago

Serena Williams had a fight on the beach with a friend — SEE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Serena Williams Bahamas
News2 days ago

PHOTOS: Serena Williams enjoys her family holiday with Venus Wlliams

Serena Williams and daughter smile
Tennis2 days ago

WATCH: Serena Williams Dances With Daughter Like No One’s Watching

Venus Williams Interview
HOME2 days ago

Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus Williams finally opens up

Serena Williams in gown
News2 days ago

WATCH: When Serena Williams Danced Crazily — Serena Williams dances very emotionally

The siblings of Venus and Serena Williams
HOME3 days ago

Is Venus Williams Getting Married Soon? — Venus & Serena Williams Confirm Marriage