What the hell is WME doing?

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  1. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

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    They're a new company and they're cutting costs, I get that, but refusing to pay/cutting guys like Misha (best lhw prospect), bader (top conteder at lhw), larkin (#6 ww), Perez (whose like 7-2 in the ufc), Kyoji (top contender at flyweight), story (a solid top 15 vet at ww whose 3-1 in his past 4), etc. is horrible.

    CUT THE FIGHTERS THAT SUCK, and PAY THE GOOD ONES. Refusing to pay solid guys and potential contender is beyond retarded imo. Whose gonna be left? 1 or 2 stars and the rest just fighters that are like 1-4,2-4,0-1 etc?

    Not paying/cutting these legit guys but keeping cans is gonna bite them in the ass in the long run imo.

    Edit: Although this means that overall mma will improve and orgs can get stronger, hopefully WME's screw up bring a lot of overall growth to mma, so i guess... KEEP SCREWING UP WME lol
     
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  2. scorpipede

    scorpipede .......................

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    they want to do many shows with minimal to good profit rather than fewer shows with minimal profit because they're, in their opinion, overpaying top fighters.

    maybe. I don't mind that top fighters are leaving the UFC though. I watch other orgs too. Don't bother me none.
     
  3. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah so far, in terms of their letting fighters go and match-making / cards, these guys are actually making Zuffa look Einsteinian.
     
  4. Sole

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    Idk, but I hope they keep it up and end up killing the UFC monopoly for good.
     
  5. P0rkchop

    P0rkchop Black Belt

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    Is boxing format really better? I don't think so.
     
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  6. CRobby22

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    To answer your question..
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  7. Dream20

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    Well said.
     
  8. Adam Jensen

    Adam Jensen Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    This is beautiful...they appear to be fucking up so badly that it could end the monopoly stranglehold that the UFC has over MMA.

    The more players/promotions there are, the better the pay and benefits will be for the fighters.

    I'm all for WME continuing to fuck shit up.
     
  9. cherryzero

    cherryzero Green Belt

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    I'm 50/50 with this. I see you're point and don't disagree, but then again there are some really interesting fights for a guy like Bader in Bellator and he'd be relegated to gatekeeper in the UFC so, as a fight fan I probably win in the long run.
     
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  10. LiQuiD42

    LiQuiD42 Black Belt

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    Who are the WME owners again? Why are they ruining my favorite sport?
     
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  11. Lionel Mandrake

    Lionel Mandrake What A Rush!!!

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    When did you start watching MMA? It sucked having all of the top talent spread across Pride, UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, IFL, etc... Look at the state of boxing. Do you really want MMA to end up like that? Having one major company is better for the fans.
     
  12. Sole

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    During the Conor era.

    Im fine with all the top fighters in one place, just not Hollywood UFC. I want all the talent in Bellator and RIZIN. That would provide the best experience for both the fans and fighters, imo.
     
  13. Lissove

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    They are doing very good. Cutting costs well and cutting fighters who will eventually come back to ufc since none will pay as good as ufc, or sustain so many athletes paid so well.
     
  14. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    It didn't suck at all. It led to better cards from all of those organizations.

    People cry about matchmaking and fights not happening just as much now as they did then. The UFC's current matchmaking is awful, and we're seeing top fighters fight less than ever. Look at Jacare. In SF we saw him fight regularly. In the UFC, far less and against weaker competition usually. Worse yet, the UFC is so slow with matchmaking their top fighters that we see top fighters sit on the shelf for months at a time with no fight lined up.

    MMA was better with multiple orgs. They have to actually compete with each other then to put on good cards.
     
  15. Azure

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    Fertitas had a passion for the sport.. WME bought it as an investment. Looks to me that they want to have lots of small shows with low buys filled with low end fighters with the odd big pay per view.
     
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  16. cobrinski

    cobrinski Brown Belt

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    They'll keep only one fighter on rooster.And Dana.And then both of them will run.I told mill.times,new ufc with new owners-that's fuckin' circus.Idk what but something is wrong with them from the start.Idk,or something bigger is behind,masterplan,to kill company and start again.These days you can't be sure even with your wife(snake)
     
  17. 13Seconds

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    The WME = Bane

    Zuffa = Batman

    UFC = Gotham
     
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  18. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Platinum Member

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    From what Luke Thomas was saying the Misha situation is different. His management mishandled something that pissed Dana off, it wasn't a straight low offer and it's not irreconcilable. You right about the others though.
     
  19. Choco

    Choco I can quit any day..

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    If you wacht Tecia torres fight and pay 60 buck to wacht a PPV headlined by Randamie vs Holly, they don't need to pay Misha or Larkin.

    If people show in droves to wacht a washed out GSP, and they don't to wacht Misha or larkin they don't need Misha or Larkin.

    Simple.
     
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  20. Underdog bjj jp

    Underdog bjj jp Brown Belt

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    I'm all for fighters being paid better actually so it is a good fucking thing. It'll attract more talent that know this will pay well
     

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