Yesterday the other shoe dropped (Ha!) in regards to the Reebok sponsorship that will kill all other individual UFC sponsorships fighters have traditionally carved out for themselves to supplement their income. And the numbers… they don’t look so great.
Here’s a collection of negative reactions from the fighters. Don’t worry, my next post will have a collection of positive reactions.
— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) May 6, 2015
I understand the reasoning given for the Reebok deal, but the deal has to make sense for at least 80% of the fighters in regards to tiers — Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 6, 2015
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) May 6, 2015
Hey Floyd here’s 40k and no you can’t have Burger King walk out with you! Here wear these generic shorts all week don’t likem? Too bad — Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) May 7, 2015
— Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) May 7, 2015
There’s also this bonus tweet, although it was from May 1 and had more to do with Myles Jury getting screwed out of an individual Reebok sponsorship:
— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) May 1, 2015