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Cody McKenzie blasts 'joke' UFC and 'clown' Dana White, hopes they get sued for millions

Cody spitting venom at his ex-employer.

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Just days after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was hit with a class-action lawsuit courtesy of Jon Fitch, Cung Le and Nate Quarry (details), a steady flow of reaction has been surfacing from current and ex-fighters who were employed by the Zuffa-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion (see them here).

Some, like Brendan Schaub, won't touch that subject with a 10-foot pole.

Then there's Cody McKenzie, who isn't shy about letting his feelings be known about the lawsuit and his former employer. During an interview with GroundandPoundTV1, McKenzie went on a verbal tirade against UFC, calling the company a "joke" and saying he even fought for them free of charge a few times.

His words (via Bleacher Report):

"I fought for the UFC for five years or whatever and fought a bunch of times for free for them and all this other bullshit. The UFC's a joke, they rip guys off and they treat them like shit. I mean they have a few guys that they treat good, but I wasn't one of them. I was the bottom, the one they would call last-minute notice and I took whatever fight ever came my way.  When I fought the No. 2 guy in the world (Chad Mendes) I think that is the only bad fight I had in my career where I really just got wiped out. I got hit in the liver, which, anybody that fights knows what that is like. Dana White made fun of me afterwards at the press conference, not to my face or I'd beat him, at the press conference he made a joke about it. He's just a clown. I hope the lawsuit goes through and I hope they get sued for millions. I doubt I ever see a penny of it. But, I hope the lawsuit goes through and get sued for millions. Fuck the UFC."

Cody competed inside the UFC's Octagon a total of seven times, amassing a sub-par 3-4 record. As far as fighting for free, while I'm sure he wasn't speaking literally, he may be referring to UFC's pay scale, which has come under scrutiny on more than one occasion.

As far as not being one of the fighters who was "treated good," Kenny Florian recently made a good point regarding that very topic on UFC Tonight, saying that "no one was promised anything" prior to signing with UFC and if you wanted to come up and reap the benefits, you had to win fights.

Of course, losing fights doesn't warrant being "treated like shit," as Cody claims.

Or, as Michael Bisping recently declared, Cody, just like Quarry, Fitch and Le, could simply be another "disgruntled" fighter who didn't have the success he was hoping for inside the Octagon. In the video interview below, he admits to not training hard enough to make weight for a previous fight due to other responsibilities, which he ultimately had to donate blood in order to hit his mark.

And lest we forget shorts-gate.

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