It’s Not Always Glamorous Being A Professional Fighter

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A very interesting read from Marc Raimondi of could help give fight fans a glimpse into the life of some professional fighters.

Bubba McDaniel, former The Ultimate Fighter 17 (TUF) contestant, and UFC-contracted fighter isn’t exactly living a life worth envying.

In an interview with Raimondi, McDaniel gave a very blunt insight into the financial realities of his former life, and how its affecting him to this day.

“Yeah, I made money at one time, but everybody forgets your manager gets 20 percent, your trainer wherever you’re at gets 20 percent. If you have somebody doing your sponsors, they get 20 percent. Then I’ve got child support that gets paid.”

This interview was in response to a very interesting event in McDaniel’s life, that might make you feel very fortunate for what you have. McDaniel was cited for speeding, and instead of paying the $159 ticket and being done with the situation, he elected to go to jail for a day where he would be given three hot meals and money to put toward his ticket.

McDaniel is still fighting (literally) to make a name for himself again. We at wish McDaniel success in all of his future endeavors.

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