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Fightin’ Ain’t Cheap: Joanne Calderwood Edition

Fightin’ Ain’t Cheap: Joanne Calderwood Edition

No one ever said fighting was easy, and as evidenced by Joanna Calderwood’s latest post on social media, it really isn’t that inexpensive of an endeavour either.

The adorable Scottish kickboxer put a beating on Valerie Letourneau (and damn near ripped off her clothes) at UFC Fight Night 89 on Saturday night. But she failed to earn a Performance of the Night bonus for her efforts, so Calderwood lamented that she has to go back home and work another job to pay for further training camps.

Some might argue that this is a prime example of why fighters should be paid more, but I don’t agree. Fighters who move the needle in real, tangible ways (like Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz) get paid what they’re worth; Calderwood has yet to reach that level of popularity. That’s just the fight business, folks.

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