Iaquinta Vents on Frustrations With UFC
UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta has a list of grievances with the UFC, starting what he feels was a Performance of the Night Bonus snub in his last fight, to gripes about Snoop Dogg’s appearance at the UFC Athlete Retreat in May, among other issues during his tenure.
Iaquinta’s recent complaint was about the salary of fellow 155-pounder Sage Northcutt, who has been heavily promoted by the company since he gained notoriety in the debut episode of Dana White’s Lookin’ For a Fight series in 2015.
“Super Sage” took home a disclosed salary of $40,000 in his second UFC fight against Cody Pfister in December 2015. The 21-year-old fighter will now be facing Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18th in Austin, Texas.
Iaquinta is coming off an impressive first-round knockout win against Diego Sanchez last April in Nashville, was scheduled to fight Paul Felder at UFC 218, but was forced out of the fight due to injury.