A pro grappler makes more than every MMA fighter minus three. Is this a bad look for the UFC?

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  1. Sticko Blue Belt

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    Who is paying him 30k for a submission grappling match? Nobody watches BJJ or submission grappling

    Also pretty sure CTE can only be diagnosed after death so I'm not sure I buy there are studies claiming thatsthat tons of judokas get CTE
     
  2. mjfan23 Silver Belt

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    Ufc: u fight cheap
     
  3. dragovic Brown Belt

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    Sort of. For sure the guy to beat and IMO the most efficient grappler I've ever seen. Can't really get better fundamentals than he has.
     
  4. Prelimtapper Purple Belt

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    Steroids and Leg Locks leads to financial success it seems.
     
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  5. kflo Steel Belt

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    Maybe you’re not following how Gordon makes most of his money......
     
  6. Feardafighta1126 Yellow Belt

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    Gordon Ryan said he would retire and pursue mma.

    guess he changed his mind
     
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    If that is so easy you should try it.
     
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  8. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    Half of what he makes he pumps back into his body

    Since no USADA
     
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  9. AnotherOldGuy Brown Belt

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    A lot of guys in a lot of sports make more than anyone in the UFC. I don't see how adding one more makes any difference.
     
  10. tramendous Silver Belt

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    Why do bjj instructionals sell so well but striking ones dont
     
  11. kezxtie Banned Banned

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    Striking is easy to learn

    Grappling, not so much
     
  12. gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

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    Samething any UFC fighter can do, notice he is growing his brand. Not sitting around bitching about pay.
     
  13. KillerIsBack V2 Black Belt

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    He makes alot less than the average UFC champ from grappling... Those are DVD sales...
    If any MMA fighters think they can make good instructional that will sell like his be my guest.
    I bet GSP made more than that acting during that year he was in avengers.
     
  14. Doom White Belt

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    Rich oil baron sheiks in the case of ADCC. 1st place in weight class $10k, first place in absolute $40k, superfight $40k.
     
  15. SuperAlly Blue Belt

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    That’s got nothing to do with the UFC though does it? Which was your original premise.
     
  16. ocfightfan Gold Belt

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    Ryan is one guy. I don't think that all the other grapplers are doing as well.
     
  17. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    He isn't making 7 figures a fight, he's making it from his side business. Do you have any numbers on what UFC fighters are making for their own businesses?
     
  18. Strategery Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I thought only Indians bragged about their salary.
    Anyways, comparing to the best in breed is a poor example.
     
  19. kflo Steel Belt

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    Gordan Ryan created a brand for himself. And it’s not like there are lots like him.

    Buchecha just signed for mma.

    And Ryan’s business model is available for mma fighters as well. He doesn’t make his living off of purse money.
     
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    no USADA in grappling
     

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