In wake of John Cholish deciding to leave MMA due to the poor payout, UFC star Donald Cerrone understands his point.
“I know the Zuffa higher-ups probably aren’t happy with what I’m saying, but I’d like to think I can speak for the lower portion of fighters,” said Cerrone to USA Today. “A lot of guys I’m sure would love to say the same thing but aren’t in a position where they have another source of income.”
Cerrone brings home about $30,000 to $60,000 per fight, depending on its placement.
As a lightweight, Cerrone has found plenty of wins for the UFC, but always fails when closing in on the title shot. He lost title eliminators to Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis.
“Cowboy” returns at UFC 160 against former Strikeforce fighter KJ Noons. It’s Saturday, May 25, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.