Tim Kennedy: "It's a good thing I have a job because the UFC does not pay very well"

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  1. doherty Black Belt

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    Tim Kennedy is a badass. I'm inclined to agree with what he says.
     
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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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    So you wanna be an Ultimate Fighter?
     
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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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    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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    If it's so bad then quit fighting and get a real job.
     
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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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    He pays almost $13,000 per camp on coaches and gym fees?
     
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    I hate having to agree with Tim Kennedy, but he's right.

    The unknown guys should be making more from the UFC.
     
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    4) The UFC actually paying fighters what they are worth

    The UFC is broadcast in 150 countries, has massive event sponsors, has huge ratings/PPV numbers, and multi-million dollar gates.

    Fighters in Bellator, WSOF, all the other small leagues make what they are worth. Fighters fighting in Iowa making a 100 bucks are getting what they are worth.
     
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  13. Sosua Yeah nah

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    Well, I really don't give a shit, everyone pays fucking taxes andhas expenses.

    I wonder if the people who give these threads oxygen have ever had a job in their life.
     
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    its no news...MMA/UFC pay sucks...these type of thread surfaces every other week. Do feel for the fighters. As long the compensation structure dont change, will always be bad risk and reward for the fighters/athletes..
     
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    Kennedy isn't the most exciting fighter to watch though.
     
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    Sounds legit, and Im not saying he's wrong, but Ive heard way too much of this lately and Im burned out on the subject. Quit fighting and work at your other job. That would send a stronger message if fighters started leaving.

    And again, what about his endorsements? Id like to see all the numbers.

    On second thought, no I wouldnt. Its up to the fighters and Zuffa to work this shit out.
     
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    It's still an iffy argument when 2 fights a year pockets you $40,000 and 3 gets you $60,000 without a 9-5 desk or factory job. Add in some sponsors and get a gig coaching some wannabees a day or two a week and obviously income increase that a little more. Potentially not to bad if he health keeps up and if you can win most of the time the next contract increases. Not exactly a long term life plan to throw yourself into, but it can take care of the immediate future if you can get on 2-3 cards a year. Not a great situation, but not exactly an awful one. If the complaint is about surviving I'm not sure I can completely have sympathy when he made the choice. If its fair pay for all the money the UFC is pulling in, I can understand it a little more, but then don't bring up your second job as part of it.
     
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    Hope he doesn't die of hunger
     
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    It would be nice to see ufc cover some of their fight camp expenses, but at the same time if he doesn't like the pay he could go fight for another mma promotion who would pay him more
     
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    I totally believe that UFC fighters are not making great money unless they are one of a small handful of mega stars who also get endorsement cuts and are given shares of PPV profits. Ditto for WWE and pro boxing - which I think is part fo the reason so many end up impoverished after they retire (that and they were never taught anything at all about how to properly save and handle $$$).
     
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