Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dished out its post-fight sponsorship payouts -- courtesy of Reebok -- to all 22 fighters competing on the UFC 191: "Johnson vs. Dodson 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Saturday night (Sept. 5, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck wasn't impressed, according to this rant on his official Facebook page:
Chicken feed, considering all these fighters will have early arthritis and shorter lifespan than normal people. They have no future, no retirement, no benefits, and NO Health Insurance. Oh they have training injury insurance because (The Company) can't make money off the fighters unless they are fighting. So let's fix them up ASAP and get the slaves back to fighting so WE (Company) can make billions while we pay the fighters scraps...Shame! Fighters Association. Ali act. When will these fighters stand up?
The total sponsorship payout was just $192,500.
Koscheck -- who set sail for Bellator MMA earlier this year -- has been outspoken about the business practices of his old employer. Not just over the Reebok deal, but also about the treatment toward mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters under its employ.
So, about that whole union thing...