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Old 06-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Icon10 Tim Kennedy: "It's a good thing I have a job because the UFC does not pay very well"


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“It’s pathetic that so many fighters [have to have other jobs]…I’m one of the 3% of guys in the whole entire sport and it would be slim pickings to survive off what I make in fighting. It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well.”
Kennedy revealed that he was due around $55,000 to show up at UFC 162, with the purse potentially increasing to $70,000 with a win bonus – but that after the expenses of his camp, medicals and fight team, he would only pocket around $20,000, even before taxes. After the interview, Kennedy sent a detailed breakdown of how his fight purse would be divided up: 13% on gym fees, 12% for nutrition, 10% to his manager, 10% to his coach, 8% on his camp lodging, 3% for fight medicals and 3% on equipment. In total, that’s 59% of his fight purse before tax is deducted.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Tim Kennedy is a badass. I'm inclined to agree with what he says.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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You have choices in life.

1) Fight for money.
2) Fight for money and do work on the side.
3) Focus on work only.

Pick one. Stop complaining about the choice you've made.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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So you wanna be an Ultimate Fighter?

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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He just got in the ufc. Probably a bit early to complain.A solid win streak and he would get up there.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #7
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You have choices in life.

1) Fight for money.
2) Fight for money and do work on the side.
3) Focus on work only.

Pick one. Stop complaining about the choice you've made.
Exactly. Maybe if he focused a little more on fighting, and less on the side work, he would have beat Rockhold's ass.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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If it's so bad then quit fighting and get a real job.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #9
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I feel bad for him. Being forced to fight like that, without a contract, against his will.

He should go fight in a better paying org.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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He pays almost $13,000 per camp on coaches and gym fees?

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