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Video: WSOF 3's Jon Fitch addresses UFC fight purses and fighter pay

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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight Jon Fitch responds to UFC President Dana White's comments about his fight purses while in the UFC and also addresses fighter pay in MMA.

You knew former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) employee Jon Fitch wasn't going to stay silent for long after UFC President Dana White publicly blasted him over the weekend in regard to his complaints about being unfairly treated in his time with the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.

White called Fitch "delusional" and gave a complete rundown of how much money Fitch made in his time with the UFC, which included well over $300,000 in unreported discretionary bonuses.

While White didn't hesitate to give his take on the situation, Fitch also has opinion and he talked about all of his UFC fight purses and fighter pay in mixed martial arts (MMA) in a video published on his official YouTube page on Monday (June 10, 2013).

Here's a snippet:

"I've never complained about money. I've always loved the money from fighting in the UFC and organizations before I fought with the UFC. I've never even complained about fighting when I fought for 250 dollars or 500 dollars. I didn't even complain when I fought in a eight-man tournament in Mexico for 1500 dollars. Money was never important to me that's not why I fight, that wasn't the point of fighting. I wanted to be the best in the world and prove I was the best in the world. I don't know why money always gets brought back up with them, and it's not important to me but I thought it was important for the fans to know what the numbers actually are and get some perspective on what the fighters are actually making."

Listen to the rest of what Fitch has to say and let us know in the comments section below what you think.

Also, be sure to catch the 35-year-old in action this Friday (June 14, 2013) when he meets Josh Burkman in the main event World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 3.

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