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Old 09-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Matt Riddle and the cost of training...

Though I did not expect him to be the GOAT, I always liked Matt Riddle. He started a bit limited but he improved his boxing and kicks quite a bit in recent times. On top, he was a game fighter and he liked to pump up the crowds. He seemed to be a great and funny dude to be around, always excited.

As you know, he recently got injured and due to a lack of income he had to hang his gloves. Bellator's Worker's Compensation office was on strike or something like that... ;-)

Not sure what he will do for a living.

This leads me to some $ questions:

What's a typical hourly rate an average boxing, BJJ trainer can charge to a guy like Riddle?

Roughly, what do you think are the average monthly training costs for guys of Matt Brown, Riddle type of level?

If you happened to have trained yourself or you had a buddy who trained pretty seriously, see if you can throw in a rough breakdown of what the general costs were:

I know that guys like GSP who brings in all kind of dudes from Thailand with their cohort or dudes like Roger Gracie must pay some serious extra... but I am pretty sure it is not that cheap for guys with a 'bit' less money than GSP, guys like Mike Pierce, etc.

Any way, all the best to Matt.

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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I'm actually curious about this too

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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Didn't he make 167k last year?

How on earth he couldn't pay bills and training?

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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I'm actually curious about this too
Me too. I really have no clue when it comes to this type of thing

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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When you're a top tier fighter it's usually not so much per/hour, it comes out of your winnings / sponsors and so forth. Im sure some are different though.

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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How on earth he couldn't pay bills and training?
Have you ever tried paying your bills and training... on weed?

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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Have you ever tried paying your bills and training... on weed?
Impossible he spent that much on weed...

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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He gets a lot of his sparring in for free at home with his kids

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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There is no set amount. It is all individual and based on the relationship you have. Some fighters will negotiate better for themselves and others will give more to their trainers because they feel they truly deserve it for helping them become as good as they did or else because they did not negotiate well. When you want a set amount you won't find it. But there are many fighters who speak about what they pay out and it seems their total training expenses can range anywhere from 10 to over 50%.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #10
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Didn't he make 167k last year?

How on earth he couldn't pay bills and training?
That was last year though, after taxes, rent/mortgage, food, gas, electricity, car payments, gym fees, trainer fees, medical bills/health insurance, etc and now the fact that he's hurt and wasnt going to get to fight until next year it makes perfect sense to me how he couldn't afford to sit out that long. It's expensive to be a fighter who trains at the highest level, you don't have to be an accountant to figure that out.

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