There's no doubt that UFC is the top when it comes to MMA fighting.
The company, which was founded in 1993, is home to some of the most dangerous athletes on the planet.
People like Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway and Jon Jones have dominated the company over recent years - but there have been some even bigger names in UFC too.
The likes of Anderson Silva - who had the longest UFC title reign in history between 2006 and 2013 and Chuck Liddell, who holds the record for most consecutive knockouts - dominated a decade ago.
EARNING THE OPPORTUNITY
It's fair to say then, that just reaching the UFC - just to be mentioned in the same breath as some of those above, is an achievement in itself.
Arguably, everyone that makes it into the company has to earn their way in. And it's not easy. Getting to the top never is.
However, according to UFC's current president, Dana White, there are some fighters on the roster that need to take a long, hard look at themselves.
ACTING LIKE AN ELITE FIGHTER
Apparently, there are a few fighters that aren't acting how he believes "elite" fighters should - and he's ready to put his foot down.
White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that he's annoyed with some who have turned down multiple fight offers - and although he didn't specifically name anyone, he's fired a pretty clear warning.
"Listen, I get into these things where this is the fight business and the UFC is the elite of the elite in mixed martial arts," he said, per Bloody Elbow.
"You get into these situations where you get these guys that don’t want to fight certain people. If you don’t want to fight certain people, this probably isn’t the place for you."
White went on to explain exactly what he looks for in a UFC fighter - and if you don't fit the mold, don't even bother trying to sign.
“I’m looking for people that want to be world champions, that want to f–king fight the best in the world. If you’re not that guy, then there’s plenty of other places where you can go and make money. This place isn’t for you."
CUTTING THE SLACKERS
He then revealed that there's now going to be consequences for turning down fights - because he's not messing around anymore. Those that refuse to fight, risk being cut.
"That’s what I’ve run into with a few guys. You’re going to see more of it. There’s more coming today. I’m not f–king around anymore here,” White said.
“If you don’t want to fight, don’t sign here. If you want to hand pick fights, don’t sign a contract here. This isn’t the right place for you."News Now - Sport News