“I really enjoy selling real estate,” Iaquinta said after his win over Sanchez at Bridgestone Arena in the FS1-televised co-headliner of UFC Fight Night 108. “I got my fix for fighting for now, so I’m good for now. “These guys are dangerous. I’m not going in there to get paid what I’m getting paid to get hurt. If I’m out for two years, where am I going to make any money?”
Soon after his backstage interview, Iaquinta, who recently took a two-year hiatus from the sport due a knee injury and perceived disrespect from UFC officials, penned a fresh round of complaints. It seemed to stem from is lack of an official UFC fight-night bonus (via Twitter): “Hey @ufc go fuck yourself”
The New York-born Iaquinta, who previously trashed a hotel room after UFC 183, is tempted by the thought of fighting on home soil with the upcoming UFC on FOX 25 card at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. But “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist still thinks he’s not getting enough compensation to justify the risk.
“I don’t know if the money’s worth everything I go through to do this,” said Iaquinta, who called for a new contract after his win (and also plugged his day job as a realtor). “It worked out tonight, but it’s not going to be that easy. There’s a lot of years lost that I’m not making any money, and I’m not making sponsorship, and I’m in the video game, and I haven’t gotten a dollar for it.” #ufc#mma#fightscope#fsp#martialarts#jiujitsu#scandal#champ#featherweight#brazil#ibjjf#usa#gym#ko#champ#champion#goat#dream#usa#power#muaythai#kickboxing#conor#thenotorious#iaquinta