Some fighter, on the other hand, just didn't take too kindly to the whole issue. And who's to say that they are wrong?
*Gulp* I know I wouldn't.
Will Brooks with a nugget of wisdom. It isn't hard to digest actually. Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey are as big as they are simply because they carved out a niche for themselves.
CM Punk has too, just, not in MMA.
That same energy you spend worrying about what he got could be used trying to get your own.— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) September 12, 2016
Bang on, Kajan. Just, please stay away from the raps. :p
Finally, some sense prevails from John Pollock. Always the voice of reason. I strongly suggest you follow his work at Fight Network.
Before you go crazy over CM Punk making $500,000 - ask yourself if he added 17,000 buys because that's what Punk's pay would equal for UFC— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) September 12, 2016
If you watched the Evolution of Punk through to the last episode, you would recall that the final line in the documentary was "Can CM Punk Fight? Yes, he can."
One thinks Tom Lawlor took that way too much to heart, and of course, what transpired at UFC 203 didn't back up that notion. At all.
After being one-half of the best fight in 2015, Rory MacDonald's career trajectory has been massively derailed with a loss to Stephen Wonderboy Thompson and, a fall-out over contract negotiations with the UFC.
Now in Bellator, one can certainly understand where his angst towards the UFC is coming from.
We can certainly understand where Kelvin Gastelum is coming from, considering that he is a blood-and-guts fighter that is quite willing to take a punch in order to land two.
Didn't throw or land a single punch and still banks $500K. 🤔— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) September 12, 2016
Someone please cut this man a break.
Former UFC Lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos was scheduled to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196, but had to pull out due to injury. He was replaced by Nate Diaz, who has since gone on to establish himself as a superstar in the sport.
And after losing what would have easily been his biggest payday, he also lost his belt to Eddie Alvarez, who is now rumoured to be fighting McGregor at UFC 205.
And to top things off, CM Punk earns $500,000 for his 2 minute and change fight at UFC 203.
Nothing against CM Punk make half million for his mma debut.But I think champs should been make that too,people who dedicated a entire life.— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) September 12, 2016