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Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby rique000 » Mar 11. 2017, 12:03

http://www.mmaweekly.com/tony-ferguson-not-happy-about-not-getting-paid-his-full-ufc-209-show-money

Tony Ferguson was not paid his full UFC 209 show money, as many believed, and he’s not happy about it.
“I think they should take care of their fighters a little bit more, the ones that really put in their time and effort and really grind for them, because I’m one of those dudes, man,” Ferguson said in an interview with MMAjunkie on Tuesday. “I’m one of those grinders, and I’ve never bashed my company.”

Ferguson had been slated to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a battle for the interim lightweight title on Saturday, March 4, at UFC 209. Nurmagomedov, however, was taken to the hospital due to weight management medical issues several hours prior to the official weigh-in on Friday.

Ferguson made weight, but upon advice of doctors, Nurmagomedov was yanked from the fight.

The UFC tried, even that late in the game, to line Ferguson up with another opponent, Michael Johnson. Ferguson and the UFC couldn’t come to terms on a deal though, as Ferguson said that he wasn’t willing to take a pay cut for the bout.

Had the fight with Nurmagomedov taken place, Ferguson was contracted to be paid $250,000 to show and another $250,000 if he had won. The UFC apparently didn’t want to pay him that to fight Johnson. When neither fight happened, Ferguson told MMAJunkie that he was paid less than half of his show money.

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“It was like a slap to the face,” Ferguson said. “My training expenses were a lot larger than any other fight I’ve ever done because this was supposed to be the biggest fight of my career. So now I’m sitting here, and it’s like, what is my worth to the UFC? Like, do I not fight enough? Do I not bleed enough for them? It’s going through my head right now, because I didn’t lose. I did everything in my power that I could to show up on that scale, and that’s what I thought we were going to do. That’s why you call it show money.”
My ownage and reign over MMASHARE deplorables is sacrosanct.

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby Lukeo » Mar 14. 2017, 05:51

And now that he's made some noise they'll treat him like shit.

I wonder what he was offered to fight Johnson?

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby Mr S mkII » Mar 14. 2017, 07:03

That is a really shitty move from the UFC. Guy offers to fight a legit dude like Johnson to save the card and they don't pay him. Cuntish.

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby MANTIS TOBOGGAN » Mar 14. 2017, 10:33

New UFC owners worse then the last.lol
The fertitas would have paid him..
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The cost of that wisdom came as the result of a fuck-up.
Typically with a large price tag"
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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby RICH_DOGPAIL » Mar 14. 2017, 11:59

.... maybe the same money didn't make sense but there was definitely a deal to be made, they need to pay guys like Tony. Exciting fighter and a draw.... stupid move. Ya they probably didn't make shit on this show but still...

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby RICH_DOGPAIL » Mar 14. 2017, 11:59

At least the main event was awesome-!!!! I didn't watch but I'm assuming!

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby Loki » Mar 14. 2017, 13:32

He "show"ed on weight and on time, ready to fight, I don't get it.

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby rique000 » Mar 14. 2017, 13:47

Add to the fact that, Khabib going to a non UFC doctor was highly suspect.
My ownage and reign over MMASHARE deplorables is sacrosanct.

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

Postby Gogh » Mar 14. 2017, 19:40

that's terrible. btw khabib took a late opponent when ferguson pulled out of their fight
in mma's dark age of roids, gsp was the best conditioned of them all. things that make you go hhhhmmmmmm

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

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Re: Tony Ferguson Not Happy About Not Getting Paid

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