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Ben Henderson signs new 8 fight contract - sets precedent

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by markg171, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. markg171 Gold Belt

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    Ben Henderson signed a new 8 fight contract with the UFC last night and from his tweets he's apparently very pleased:

    Benson Henderson ‏@BensonHenderson
    New deal done w/ @danawhite, @lorenzofertitta and @ufc, I'm a HAPPY man...thx to @malkikawa, @themmalawyer for staying late on this biz

    Benson Henderson ‏@BensonHenderson
    New 8-fight deal, keeps me reppin' these 3 lil letters, @UFC, I love it...

    This comes just days after Ben found out about what Alvarez was offered by the UFC and took to Twitter to vent his frustration that Alvarez would be making more money than him. Ben Henderson has set a new precedent with fighters in the UFC where if you complain you're not being paid enough, and you do it publicly through social media or the media in general, and you can point to fighters who are making more than you when you're higher up than them, the UFC will be willing to renegotiate your contract. It's bad business for the UFC to have unhappy fighters, and Ben's example shows that the UFC will quickly renegotiate your contract if you complain publicly and have a valid argument for why you should be making more than you are. Good on you Ben for taking a stand

    Here's another source for people who don't understand Twitter: http://www.mmamania.com/2013/1/12/3869298/benson-henderson-signs-new-8-fight-contract-with-the-ufc
     
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  2. TASTEofmySCYTHE Silver Belt

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    Not a big Bendo fan, but he def. deserves it.
     
  3. mindturking MAGAJAW™

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    he didnt complain tho. i just read all his tweets didnt look like complaining to me
     
  4. genki sugoi Blue Belt

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    I agree, good for him
     
  5. HandsofGlory Purple Belt

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    Hmm source? He didn't mention god or jesus or angels.
     
  6. tmsxl Brown Belt

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    He did on twitter...
     
  7. 10mm Staring at the sun.

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    He deserves. Good for him
     
  8. mindturking MAGAJAW™

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    the worst thing he said was that was a lot of cheddar and he is gonna low off before he gets in trouble
     
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  10. The XL Red Belt

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    Bendo certainly deserves it. Outside of Frankie, I can't see anyone seriously challenging him in the division, and Frankie isn't even there anymore
     
  11. justblaze717 Silver Belt

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    Nice, more guys need to follow Bendo's lead.
     
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    I honestly don't think many guys in the UFC deserve a top contract than Benson. Everything from his humble beginnings, to his attitude, his willingness to fight often, and his performances show me he really cares about representing the UFC. Hope he rakes in the money in 2013.
     
  13. mindturking MAGAJAW™

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    oh nevermind i never seen him tell somebody to go suck an egg he isnt in a good mood
    ...i take back everything i said
     
  14. philipstyrer** Banned Banned

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    If I was Bendo I would be extremely pissed as well.
     
  15. mindturking MAGAJAW™

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    he deserves it tho i cant say that about of other guys in the ufc but he certainly earned his checks
     
  16. Yung Dilla Red Belt

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    That was the first time i seen ben swear on twitter he must have been pissed lol
     
  17. Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    He should be happy his contract details didn't get leaked out like Eddie's.
     
  18. LUDELOW Brown Belt

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    must be millions, just like every champ deserves
     
  19. markg171 Gold Belt

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    He saved that for Facebook:
    http://www.mmamania.com/2013/1/12/3869298/benson-henderson-signs-new-8-fight-contract-with-the-ufc
     
  20. nixkid Black Belt

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    There should be a champion clause in all contracts that guarantees 200k/200k if the fighter wins the strap during the contract period. It could drop back down to the original contract salary if they lose the belt also.

    Its ridiculous for a champion to make less than 100k a fight. Championship fights are important to the UFC's bottom line hence why almost every PPV card is headlined by a title fight. The champs pay should reflect this.
     

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