Leslie Smith Discusses Project Spearhead and UFC Unionization Efforts

Listen as UFC fighter Leslie Smith and I talk about Project Spearhead and her efforts to form a union. In short, UFC fighters are treated like employees but are labeled as independent contractors – which means they don’t get the benefits and pay an employee would. We also talk about how Strippers and Walmart employees have it better than UFC employees, address Jon Fitch’s recent comments about Leslie’s unionization efforts, Leslie getting kicked out of MMAFA, fighters not showing up at their contracted fight weight, stand up comedy, and more!

What exactly is Project Spearhead? Project Spearhead is a vehicle to give the fighters in the UFC more power in negotiations, payments that are reflective of their worth and comprehensive medical insurance both during and after a fighter’s career with the UFC.




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Aaron Weinbaum is a businessman writer, and podcaster . He has been an MMA fan for over 25 years. He is also the creator of the popular twitter MMA accounts @DanaUnleashed and @IaquintaRealty In addition to his already popular podcast, 'aaron says what??' - he now hosts a podcast called 'MMA Fight Picks.' You never know who's going to show up to pick fights - but I wouldn't place bets on his predictions. Aaron has interviewed MMA notables such as UFC lightweight/ Long Island Real Estate agent Al Iaquinta, MMA Journalist Damon Martin, ET Canada Freelancer Shakiel Mahjouri, MMA Comedian Adam Hunter, (@MMARoasted), Jon Jones (not that Jon Jones), as well as fellow MMA Podcasters Blake Stephenson (Loaded Joes MMA) and Kyle Steele (LoudMouth MMA). Visit www.aaronsayswhat.com for social media links, ways to contact him, where he's been published, and podcast archive links. For feedback / questions please email Aaron at aaron@aaronsayswhat.com or call (573) 612-1001 The best emails / voicemails could show up on the next podcast. ​ Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes!


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