Originally Posted by hasar
Will it hurt UFC financially? How much pure profit goes to owners of the company? How much pure profit goes to fighters?
Yes, yes it would hurt financially, because people confuse PROFIT with INCOME.
The profits are used to maintain the business side of it, they use it to stage the events, pay their staff, insurance etc.
Take your average UFC card on Pay Per View, before you even pay the fighters they have to pay for
Production Costs (cameras, production truck, lighting engineer etc.)
Programmes and Merchandise
And that's just off the top of my head. If you just give away half of the profits, it makes it harder to afford the extra-curricular things outside of the fights.
It would be a TERRIBLE idea.