One of the most controversial topics in the UFC is the fighters not receiving adequate payment for the hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears they put on the line every time they climb into the Octagon and put their life on the line to entertain us. It’s a delicate balancing act, but there’s no doubt that the UFC benefits from being the monopoly in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, with other organizations not having anywhere near the size, stature, or reputation of Dana White, who is the monolith who runs the day to day operations of the business.
It’s a touchy subject in any field. Still, in professional sports entertainment, there’s a considerable disparity between MMA and many other professional sports. MMA and boxing are duopolies in the world of combat sports. Both call Las Vegas home for their biggest super fights, which allows sports fans to bet on the outcome, play casino games, and breathe in the magnificent atmosphere of fight week.