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Daniel Cormier, Michael Bisping share stories of the UFC’s generosity

Two of the most prominent fighters to ever enter the Octagon are singing the praises of the UFC on social media.

UFC 241 Cormier v Miocic 2 Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Ever since the Fertittas and Dana White bought the UFC, there has been a steady stream of talk about fighter pay. Many believe that fighters aren’t fairly compensated for their blood, sweat, and tears, and there is even a lawsuit pending against the promotion for what are viewed as unfair business practices.

But not everyone is unhappy with their compensation.

Former champ champ Daniel Cormier took to Twitter today to share a story about receiving an unexpected bonus check from the UFC before the holiday season, that was actually equal to his fight purse back in the day:

I have no idea when Cormier was only making 10k, because even in his Strikeforce days his disclosed pay was a lot higher than that. But I digress.

This led Michael Bisping to share a similar story from his early days working for the company:

As expected, some of the responses to the stories wasn’t that positive. From one perspective, it could look like the two men are carrying water for an organization that doesn’t have the best reputation when it come to money. To me, it just looks like the two men are actually just grateful for the support that they’ve received.

To each his own, I guess.