BOXER Badou Jack hit back at Dana White after the UFC boss claimed one of his prelim fighters earned TEN TIMES more than him for a fight.
White said the former world champion, who returns on Friday, November 26 in Dubai against Johnny Muller, would only make $75,000 (£55,000).
Badou Jack hit back at Dana White after the UFC boss claimed he was being paid $75,000[/caption]
Dana White claimed a UFC prelim fighter was being paid $750,000[/caption]
But Jack, 38, hit back on Twitter: “I would never fight for that type of money ever in my life. Not sure who told you these lies.
“That won’t even cover my training camp. But thanks for the free promotion.”
Jack is believed to have been paid as much as $750,000 (£560,000) for his 2017 fights against James DeGale and Nathan Cleverly.
And that is the sum UFC president White revealed one of his unnamed prelim fighters made.
He said on the Pardon My Take podcast: “You know this kid Badou Jack? The boxer, right? Former world champion.
“He’s fighting this weekend, I guess, in the Middle East, and he’s making $75,000.
“A guy who isn’t even, he’s on the prelims never been a world champion — and I won’t mention his name — is making $750,000.”
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White has long been criticised over fighter pay, despite UFC champions being entitled to pay-per-view bonuses.
Jack, who won titles at super-middleweight and light-heavyweight, is reported to have made $500,000 (£372,000) for his last win, in November 2020.
He beat Blake McKernan, 34, on the same night Mike Tyson, 55, made his boxing comeback in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr, 52.
Jack has recently linked up with new boxing promotion Probellum for his return against cruiserweight Muller.