Despite not being seen since Brock Lesnar broke his orbital bone, Heath Herring spoke out against working conditions in the UFC in a move thats likely to infuriate Dana White;
“With the way the UFC’s pay scale is and as much as it costs me to get ready for a fight, at the end of the day I made like 40 grand.” - Heath Herring, explaining his two year absence from fighting. Chris Leben and I thought he might have gone back to Japan or some place where the competition is a little easier.
“These guys are literally making money off our blood, sweat and tears.”
“We don’t get any health insurance. If you get hurt training for a fight, you’re screwed. It’s really kind of crazy.” - Herring said.
“Dana White’s got six Ferraris. Hell, I just want one.” - He added.
Evidently, given most fighters do 3-4 fights per year that would mean, when he returns, that Herring should earn 120,000-160,000.
I personally would like to wish Herring all the luck in the world achieving his dream of owning a ferrari, and hope that he is able to survive on such a paltry income.