Serveral fighters stated being a fighter is a business, entertainement business. They should be responsible for the operation expense, coaches, training partners, medicals, etc.
The risk of injury, never get to the top, cashflow problems are well known. Thats mean the momemnt a fighter decides to go pro he knew what he is facing. Ignorance is sin. So either stay amateur or have it planned out.
If the basic pay is too comfortable, I guarantee there will be many more lackluster performance.
UFC is a profit seeking company so stop those shxx about it should set a good standard. When a company have the market power to cut cost, it will. Problem is there is no competition to force them bid a higher price for fighter, yet. One day wuen there is actually another promotion that can put up competitive ppv event, fighter pay will improve significantly.
Tough I hate Bjorn Rebney for the Alvarez shxx, Bellator is possibly the competition that will grow into a competitive competition of UFC.
Fair is always a subjective concept and depends which side you are on. In terms of finance, fair value/market value is whatever the equalibrium created in a bidding environment.
More promotions that are backed by companies like station casino, viacom is needed to bid up the fighter pay. Of coz if some big names like GSP , Gilbert Melendez going to other promotions and strengthen them fighter pay would improve as well.
Fighter has to drop the mind set of UFC is the end game and look into the whole thing in terms of finance, if it is most important to them, and pick the highest bidding promotion.