One year later, Battlefield FC finally pays Sarah Kaufman and Jessica Rose-Clark

In the world of MMA promotions, you are only as good as your ability to present the fights you advertise and your ability to pay the fighters who fight for your promotion.

One of the most notorious non-payment stories in recent memory was the co-main event put on last March by Battlefield FC in South Korea featuring Sarah Kaufman versus Jessica “Jessy Jess” Rose-Clark in a bantamweight match-up.

Kaufman won the fight by unanimous decision, but neither fighter was paid for their work. Now, a year later, it appears the promotion has finally made the situation right. Both fighters expressed to social media that they have finally been paid.

Kaufman’s caption reads:
“Here’s a #throwback to the time @missjessyjess and I fought in Korea and got PAID A YEAR AFTER! Today is the day @battlefield fc made right on our contracts and paid both jessy and myself. While still professionally unacceptable, I am very happy they have worked hard to make right on the situation. #betterlatethannever”
Rose-Clark’s caption reads:
“It only took them a year but better late than never I guess. Success!”
A year is way too long to pay someone for their service, but as Kaufman said, better late than never, which is too often the case in combat sports.
Veteran martial arts writer also published in Black Belt and Fight! Magazine.

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