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John Moraga: UFC Pays Those Who Are Exciting

If a fight delivers the UFC will take care of those involved, says flyweight No. 1 contender John Moraga. His remarks come off complaints from former UFC competitors who were not happy with the pay.

“I feel the UFC wants exciting fighters,” said Moraga to ESPN. “If you go out and put on an exciting fight, if you put enough effort out there, then they’ll take care of you. I think they let their fighters earn their money and I’m cool with that.”

Moraga has made his two UFC fights count. Last summer, he finished Ulysses Gomez in round one and followed it up with a Submission of the Night on Chris Cariaso at UFC 155. He takes on Demetrious Johnson for the belt.

Johnson is the inaugural flyweight champion with one title defense. He’s won all three of his flyweight contests.

They were supposed to headline The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April before Johnson suffered an injury. Johnson-Moraga now closes UFC on FOX 8, which is tomorrow, July 27. It comes from the KeyArena in Seattle, WA and FightLine will have play-by-play with any news that follows.