UFC President Dana White defends Reebok payouts, shuts down Brendan Schaub

Ranga Bharath
Modified 18 May 2015
In the new off the record video, Dana White talks about the Reebok – UFC sponsorship controversy

UFC’s Heavyweight, Brendan Schaub has revealed that the new Reebok contract of the company has cost him a whooping amount of $100,000 in additional revenue. The “Join the Reebok” thing has not been welcomed by many MMA artists as it cost them their sponsors. 

Schaub has claimed that six of his existing sponsors have walked out due to new regime and it has already hit him hard in the wallet.

But in the video below, UFC President Dana White says:

"Brendan Schaub is claiming he makes over $100,000 per fight with sponsorship. These are some of his sponsors: Big Rentals Construction Company,, the Reign Training Center, Box 'N Burn Gym, Alchemist Management ... this is true, this is no joke, NOHO Hangover. I'm sure this guy is making over $100,000 per fight. These guys get a little crazy every time something changes. Same thing happened when we did the video game."

According to the deal, the fighters are not allowed to wear other brands. Only the Reebok merchandise has to be worn in the host city during the fight week. 

Check out the video below:

(Source: MMAMania)

Published 18 May 2015
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