Tony Ferguson thinks it’s time for the UFC to tip up on behalf of its professional athletes.

” I would certainly state allow’s obtain some insurance coverage for these boxers,” Ferguson claimed Thursday when asked if he would certainly lobby commissioner Dana White to enhance the post-fight bonus offers.

He included: “I’m a grown-ass guy. I need to look (out) for my household, so insurance coverage is amazing with me.”

Other light-weight Justin Gaethje sustained Ferguson’s ask for medical insurance while including that he would love to see larger efficiency bonus offers.

Ferguson additionally shared his suggestion for just how the UFC can much better compensate its boxers.

” Increase the rate up,” “El Cucuy” claimed. “When they did the Reebok offer, they had rates, so the amount of battles you had inside the Octagon. I would certainly state we do the exact same point.”

The UFC’s take care of Reebok – comparable to its present setup with Venum – makes up professional athletes in rates based upon their period with the promo. The even more suits a boxer has, the greater the sponsorship payment.

Ferguson’s remarks come a day after he unloaded on White for not enabling boxers to contend in various other expert sporting activities while under agreement with the promo. He additionally claimed UFC rivals are underpaid as well as contrasted White to a “pusher” for restricting boxers from making even more cash.

Ferguson will certainly try to finish a three-fight shedding skid when he encounters Michael Chandler on Saturday at UFC 274.


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