Jacob Volkmann was one of the causalities of the dreaded UFC release. Now locked in a deal to compete for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), the lightweight continues that the UFC doesn’t offer their fighters enough.
The former UFC fighter wants contracts that guarantee a fighter at least two chances a year inside the Octagon with a raise in the minimum pay to $15,000 per fight. He also wants contracts to be for periods of time and not based on a number of fights.
“I think they can afford it,” said Volkmann during a WSOF media call. “They have big pockets. Everyone knows they have big pockets, because they’re buying out Strikeforce and other competitors and trying to bully them out. It would help the competitors like World Series to survive if the UFC actually had to focus on paying the fighters better.”
Any change in contracts will be up to the UFC. In the meantime, Volkmann returns to action when he takes on former Strikeforce competitor Lyle Beerbohm.
The two meet at the WSOF 3 on June 14. It comes from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV with the main card being shown live on the NBC Sports Network.