If you caught Matt Wiman’s fight at UFC Fight Night 57, you would have noticed that he didn’t have any sponsor logos on his trunks or even a sponsorship banner.
Now we know why.
The fighter discussed choosing not to sign with any sponsors on a recent episode of The MMA Hour.
“I think if it was a good opportunity, I’m not opposed to it,” Wiman said. “The opportunities that are on hand, I might have been able to make like $1500 if I hustled a bit, you know, maybe a couple of grand if I hustled a bit. It’s not necessarily worth it.
I compare it to this, – it’s going to be kind of a crude analogy, but I’ve heard and I was never a pot head or anything like that. But I’ve heard that the worst part about taking drugs was dealing with drug dealers. I think that the worst part about sponsors is the people around them. Sleazy wannabe managers. And people that represent this or try to have a connection there, it’s pretty obnoxious. So I try to kind of ignore that part. It just seems more trouble than it’s worth.”
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