The guy that wants to introduce the Ali Act to MMA and shit-talks Dana White. Good for him. Given how jaded I am politically I may drag myself out to vote for that alone. IF I were American AND not in prison for something. Let's say weed.
I had to google Ali Act and Dana White. I didn't knew these fighters were exploited as much by the managers.
It's pretty bad in MMA in general. Fighters get roughly 10% of overall revenue in the UFC, the world's biggest promotion, which is a stark contrast to most other sports. Of course, it's not a team sport which creates a very different dynamic, AND there's no union, due in part to said dynamic. The Ali Act has done a great job of ensuring mid-tier/top of the food chain boxers are getting what's owed to them. I hope it comes to MMA, but it's a sordid affair. There's a lot working against MMA athletes. The most important step would be to unionize, however that's been attempted twice very recently, and has fizzled. Project Spearhead is still going, but REALLY needs some of the big stars to back it to gain more traction. I like that Yang is talking about it. It's not the most pressing concern in the world, but the inequity is real, and quite pronounced.