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Chuck Liddell Defends UFC Pay

UFC hall of famer Chuck Liddell has heard the complaints about the lack of pay from the UFC, but isn’t buying it. The better the fighter, the higher the pay felt Liddell.

“Everybody doesn’t want to hurt to lower guys from getting paid, but it comes down to, it’s a performance based business,” said Liddell on Sirius 92 XM’s Fight Club Radio. “You get good, you win, then you get paid. Guys are getting paid plenty, trust me. I got paid plenty, trust me.”

Liddell is no stranger to being atop the UFC roster. He’s a former light heavyweight champion with four title defenses to his name. Liddell retired at 21-8 with majority of those losses occurring in his final active years in the sport.

Currently, the 43-year-old serves as the UFC’s vice president of business development. The details of that job aren’t clear.