Thursday, July 31, 2008
Lightweight UFC poster boy Roger Huerta, who gained notoriety when he made the cover of Sports Illustrated and who will be facing Kenny Florian at UFC 87 for number one contender status, lashed out at his employers in a recent interview with Fight! Magazine. At the top of his list of gripes is, of course, pay, with the Mexican-American making Nevada's minimum wage of $6.85 per hour. It doesn't stop there. According to Huerta, he's often told to mow Dana White's lawn or perform other gardening and landscaping tasks, and on numerous occasions has been paid in pesos. "Come on, man," he says. "That's not cool. I was born here. And I don't even speak Spanish." Huerta reportedly has only two bouts left on his contract; only time will tell if this will affect contract renegotiations.