Uros Medic Says He Made More Money in Previous Job Before Joining UFC

UFC
April 29, 2024
Uros Medic recently revealed that fight purses are not his favorite part of being a UFC athlete.

The welterweight prospect scored a first-round knockout win over Tim Means at UFC on ESPN 55 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night. During the post-fight media scrum, Medic revealed that he was making more money in his previous job than he does in the UFC. However, Medic also acknowledged that the promotion does provide fighters with the opportunity to earn massive paydays with time.

“It’s not the money that’s [most enjoyable] for sure,” Medic said. “I was making more money before the UFC. I quit a really good job that I had just to go be a fighter. So it’s not the money, that’s one thing. But I knew there was an opportunity to make a lot of money in the UFC. You don’t get paid a lot of money right off the bat, but as you progress and you make your time in the company, you can make a very good amount of money.”

The win saw Medic bounce back from a submission loss to Myktybek Orolbai in his last promotional appearance. Leading up to his clash against Means on Saturday, Medic had expressed frustration about not being awarded performance bonuses for his last two knockout wins in UFC competition. The 31-year-old, who has never gone the distance in his career, was one of four fighters to earn an extra $50,000 at UFC on ESPN 55.

When it comes to potential opponents, Medic has his sights set on undefeated welterweight contender Ian Garry. While Medic acknowledged that the bout is unlikely to come to fruition, he believes he can defeat the Irishman via knockout.

“Some of the guys that I would like to fight are in Top 15 already. They’re not gonna bother looking at me, and they are all making their ways to [the] title,” Medic said. “But I’ve seen a lot of guys that I don’t find them as a big threat, maybe Ian Garry. He’s a big name. He won’t fight me exactly yet, but I look at some of his fights and I’m like, ‘Man, how’s this guy ahead of me in the rankings?’ Because in my humble opinion, I would knock him out… He's an interesting personality online. I don’t know him personally. Maybe he’s not a bad guy, but he’s definitely a target for bullying.”

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Uros-Medic-Says-He-Made-More-Money-in-Previous-Job-Before-Joining-UFC-193490

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