Analyzing the Latest Happenings in UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is always in the news. Under president Dana White’s leadership, the organization has witnessed significant positive growth, perhaps the most successful mixed martial arts promotion organization.

The UFC has been a leading light in promoting mixed martial arts over the years. The UFC’s platform has birthed many stars and helped many talented athletes to achieve their dreams. It has become so big that it is now a major center of discussion in sporting and non-sporting circles. Betting on the UFC is now a big venture enjoyed by bettors on Betiton Sport.

UFC in the Spotlight

The UFC has propelled MMA to the spotlight among fighting entertainment options. Decades ago, MMA used to be the center of many controversies. With the UFC’s work, the negative perception surrounding the sport gradually started to clear and pave the way for the current entertaining status that MMA has accorded.

Today, MMA athletes are accorded the same respect as boxing and wrestling professionals. Many youngsters are aspiring to become MMA stars in the future. MMA suffered negative aspersions, but the work of people in the UFC, including leaders like Dana White and all athletes, has helped change how MMA is viewed.

There’s been a lot of news coming out of the UFC lately. Suppose you are a fan of mixed martial arts. In that case, you should know that the sport provides interesting conversations that are usually analyzed by pundits everywhere in the world. The UFC is generally in the news for controversial reasons and other interesting topics.

Top UFC Stories and What They Mean to the Sport

Here are some of the latest news emanating from the UFC:

  • No Payment Raises for Fighters

The UFC president Dana White responded to a jibe from Jake Paul, the Youtuber who turned boxer, about the payment received by UFC fighters. White has always maintained a negative stance on the payment structures used in boxing, and he argues that Boxers are being overpaid. White believes that the payment structure is affecting the integrity of boxing. Payment in the MMA has been a subject of varying controversies over the years.

However, in the context of the UFC, fighters are usually contracted independently, and each is paid according to their contract stipulations. The pay structure currently pays fighters about 20% of UFC’s revenue, but this seems to be a low figure given UFC’s successes in recent times. Meanwhile, White is not against UFC fighter raises but firmly against raising the dues paid to Fighters “dramatically.”

  • Big Fights in Every Division

The next couple of UFC events host blockbuster fights in almost every UFC division. Usman Kamaru’s Welterweight defense against Leon Edwards in UFC 278 on August 20th will set the tone for significant fights in UFC’s major divisions.

The Men’s Flyweight division will also host Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo on August 20th. In the women’s Bantamweight 135 pounds division, Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson will be the bout to watch on September 10th. Giga Chikadze’s fight against Sodiq Yusuff will set Men’s Featherweight on fire on September 17th. The 145 Pounds weight category needs a worthy challenger for Alexander Volkanovski. Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa is another upcoming fight in the Men’s Heavyweight (205-264 Pounds) category on September 3rd. Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf on September 10th, Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso on October 15th, Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov on October 22nd. Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev on October 22nd, Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos on October 22nd, will all set the stage for the big one happening at Madison Square Garden on November 12th as Adesanya slugs it out versus Alex Pereira.

  • Paddy Pimblett Calls for Mental Health Awareness

Paddy Pimblett puts UFC in a positive spot concerning mental health. Pimblett won against Jordan Leavitt in round two of their UFC fight night tie on July 23rd. At the end of the tie, Paddy made an important call and urged men to speak up when facing mental health issues. Paddy was dedicating the win to one of his friends who had suffered mental health challenges before his victory. Paddy’s small message has led to several commentaries on the subject of the mental health of sports stars and men in today’s world. There is no better time to make this important call.

Conclusion

These are the top stories of the UFC at this time. There’s been a mix of positive stories coming out of the UFC lately. Every sports discussion within the last month has broached some UFC topics. Whether the stories are positive or negative is an entirely subjective matter.

Which of these topics caught your eye?

Severe MMA Staff