Business of Sport: Are UFC fighters short-changed?

As Dubliner Conor McGregor heads for the top of the mixed martial arts fighting franchise, questions are being asked about the finances of the sport.

5th October, 2014

A 26-year-old Dubliner is on his way to becoming Ireland’s newest sporting star. But his rise is only likely to sharpen questions about how his chosen sport’s spoils are shared out.

Conor McGregor could soon be a UFC world champion. The initials stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship and they refer to the hybrid form of mixed martial arts fighting, or cage fighting, that has surged in popularity in recent years, especially...

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