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Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen Clash Over Francis Ngannou Pay
In a recent interview on The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen got into a heated debate over the pay of former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannoum, and whether or not he so-called fumbled the bag.
Sonnen had previously claimed that Ngannou “fumbled” the bag by not staying with UFC and taking their offer to fight Jon Jones. Sonnen claimed that Ngannou might have made 10 million as opposed to the 10-20 million that Helwani was claiming. However, Helwani disputed this number, saying that he had spoken to sources close to Ngannou who told him that the fighter actually made much more.
The two men got into a shouting match over the issue, with Sonnen accusing Helwani of being biased against him and of not doing his research. Helwani, on the other hand, accused Sonnen of spreading misinformation and of trying to hurt Ngannou’s reputation.
The debate ended with the two men agreeing to disagree. However, it is clear that there is a lot of tension between them, and it remains to be seen whether they will be able to repair their relationship.
The debate between Helwani and Sonnen is a microcosm of the larger issue of fighter pay in MMA. Ngannou is one of the most popular and exciting fighters in the world, but he has been outspoken about the fact that he does not believe he is being paid fairly by the UFC.
Sonnen’s claim that Ngannou made $10 million for his fight against Fury was widely seen as an attempt to downplay the fighter’s financial situation. Sonnen has a history of making controversial statements, and he is often seen as a mouthpiece for the UFC.
Helwani, on the other hand, is known for his independent journalism and his willingness to hold the UFC accountable. He has been a vocal critic of the promotion’s fighter pay practices, and he has often spoken out on behalf of fighters who feel they are being treated unfairly.
The debate between Helwani and Sonnen is likely to reignite the conversation about fighter pay in MMA. It is a complex issue with no easy answers, but it is one that needs to be addressed. Fighters deserve to be paid fairly for their work, and they deserve to have a voice in the decisions that affect their careers.
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