Pic: UFC debunks Las Vegas Culinary Union threat in letter to roster


What's that band of brothers and sisters? Shall we go and side with the enemy? Such would be a bad decision, says UFC (courtesy of FrontRowBrian). For years, the Las Vegas Culinary Union has slammed UFC's pay practices, while also blocking the promotion's expansion into New York. The union, along with The Teamsters, are interested (via Bloody Elbow) in collaborating with the Mixed Martial Arts Association (MMFA) comprised of ex-UFC stars like Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry. Now, UFC warns of what signing a union card could do to a fighter's bargaining power and professional life. For a closer look at the median salary of a UFC fighter, The Economist crunched the numbers for you.