Dave Bautista was watching the UFC fights this weekend, and he couldn't help but voice his displeasure with the UFC's exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok. The 47-year-old actor, who was a former WWE superstar and 1-0 MMA fighter, took to twitter about it:
Anyone who buys that goofy UFC @Reebok shit is endorsing the fighters getting fucked out of their sponsorships. Just a thought #fuckreebok— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) January 31, 2016
He also responded to a couple of fans about the topic:
@DrSprigs actually it's not.I'm watching the fights and I'm tired of seeing all these Reebok commercials, knowing the fighters got screwed.— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) January 31, 2016
@brandoncooklin thank you! It's not about the guys on top. It's about the fighters who have to take side jobs just to feed their families.— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) January 31, 2016
During that very event Bautista was watching on FOX, Barnett and Rothwell earned just $5000 each from Reebok to co-headline a show on free TV.
In 2012, 'Batista' tried his hand in MMA, winning a TKO over a veteran in Vince Lucero (video here). Since then, the Filipino-American has been successful as an actor, landing numerous high profile movie roles in Hollywood.