The former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith is not one of those who have questioned the sincerity of Jake Paul’s attacks on how the UFC treats and pays the fighters.
Anthony ponders Paul is one of their best friends as well as an advocate for the UFC fighters. He wants the UFC fighters should get paid better and obtain healthcare.
Does Jake Paul really care about fighter pay? 👀 Anthony Smith thinks so….
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“I think he’s being honest,” Anthony Smith said on Sirius XM’s Fight Nation (via MMA Fighting). “I think he actually does care. Here’s the deal, we’ve had these movements where people talk about fighter pay and blah, blah, blah – it’s always people that it benefits, and I’m not meaning just fighters. In the history of the sport we’ve had people come from the outside and they want to seem like they’re some savior and they’re gonna come in and they’re gonna save us and help us, but at the end of the day, every single one of those guys has had their own endgame. Jake Paul has nothing to gain here, so I think do believe it, it does sound genuine, because it’s a pain in the ass. It’s hard to do and he’s still attacking it. He’s continually bringing it up for months and months and he’s not letting it go.” (Source: MMAfighting)