It's no secret that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title contender, Josh Koscheck, feels he left the promotion at the right time.
UFC's new Reebok sponsorship deal goes into effect at UFC 189, which takes place next weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While company president has praised it as "awesome," a majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community remains unimpressed.
Koscheck's concern wasn't that Reebok would spell his name wrong on the checks. It's that banning sponsors other than Reebok would cut into his checks and effect his livelihood.
"I'd be tied up into a shit Reebok deal right now and not be able to make any money whatsoever. At the end of the day it’s business for me, and I’ve got to get paid."
Those remarks must have ruffled some feathers with his former boss because Koscheck took to Instagram to reveal that his phone had been blowing up with calls.
As mentioned earlier, Reebok actually made a "Fight Kit" for Koscheck -- it was apparently too late in the printing process for them to realize he was no longer in the promotion.
Regardless, Koscheck was not happy ... at all:
this shit sucks!!!!! Not impressed @reebok!!! And you better check that agreement b/c @UFC doesn't have my apparel rights. *2nd @reebok you should be ashamed of the fighter's pay on this deal. It's not good for the fighters & you know it. @bellatormma doesn't TAX sponsorship. #FightersUnion #FightOutYOURContracts
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