Originally Posted by TFanatic
Man, 10 grand taxed for winning bronze? The Olympics will never attract A level athletes with that kind of pay.
Depends on the sport. The reality is some sports are niche markets and no matter how much time you devote you are never going to get good money.
It's a rational decision anybody makes. People going to college can work their ass off studying certain degree's but the harsh reality is that some offer little job opportunities and sub par pay.
Of course the UFC is going to offer better monetary opportunities than Judo lol. There is a market for it. Just like certain sports in the Olympics have a bigger market and a larger opportunity for cash if you get to the top.