“Mighty Mouse” Breaks His Silence On CM Punk Making More Money Than Him

It’s no secret UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson is not happy about the way he is treated in the UFC.

Among Johnson’s issues with the UFC is the amount of money he is compensated by the promotion.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Johnson talked about how he is insulted that fighters such as CM Punk get paid more than the dominant world champion.

There is not another sport in the world where you can be the best at it but not get paid the best. I never wanted to say this before, but I don’t care anymore, and it’s just facts: When CM Punk signed with the UFC, people asked me how I felt about it, and I said, “CM Punk will probably make more money than I do on his very first fight.” And he did. I think his payout was $500,000. I have nothing against CM Punk, but if you look at the sheer nonsense of that, it doesn’t make sense. I know you have to look at the business standpoint, that he’s going to sell a lot of tickets, but he can’t fight! That’s why I’ve said the UFC should just try to sign that “Cash Me Ousside” girl, because she’ll talk (expletive) and probably outsell everybody.

Johnson is currently in a battle with the UFC over his next fight. His next fight will be his 11th consecutive title defense. If he wins, he will hold the record for the most title defenses in UFC history.