UFL Looking To Give Its Fighters Healthcare Perks
This coming Saturday, the United Fight League (UFL) will launch its tournament, and they are going beyond the call of duty to look after their competitors away from the ring.
As the newest organization in the mixed martial arts sphere, UFL is taking measures to guarantee that their fighters are provided with the necessary safety precautions, such as health insurance coverage and other benefits, considering the amount of risk they take when they compete at the elite level.
UFL is providing its fighters with health coverage and life insurance, as well as a portion of the proceeds generated by the organization.
This response is in line with the requests made by Francis Ngannou and other fighters seeking a rightful cut of the earnings.
Ex-UFC titleholders Frank Mir, Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz will collaborate with Harrison J. Rogers, the leader of UFL, to manage the organization.
The first event of the UFL will feature a fight between ex-Bellator fighter Demarques Jackson and ex-UFC’s Jared Gooden. To watch all the exciting action, you can tune into Rumble.
But by the looks of it, the social media reaction has been one of caution, with fans questioning if this policy will work out.
Social Media Reaction
I think this is great, fighters deserve better- no question. But that doesn’t mean this is a sustainable business model. There is little doubt they survive more than 5 years. And if the UFC comes knocking to buy them, they’ll toss those righteous business morals out the widow.
— GhostbusterTheManWhat (@FearTheDojo) January 30, 2023
Very interesting! I was wondering where they would get the money to provide such things but it is reassuring to hear the UFL President provide some clarity on that. Good luck to Harrison Rodgers and the UFL!
— The Pugilist (@PugilistGaming) February 15, 2023