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EDDIE PROVES UFC NOT FIGHTER FIRST?

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  1. TMAN29 Green Belt

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    https://mmajunkie.com/2018/08/dana-white-ok-if-eddie-alvarez-leaves-ufc
    Dana white says he wants young, championship level fighters. As opposed to #5 ranked veteran fighters, especially one who might be one of the most exciting fighters in mma? Is he saying eddie is not worth 150k a fight that hes getting now? Or not more than that?

    Surely eddie or someone like cerrone would be a bigger fish/ get a bigger bonus somewhere else?
     
  2. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Go fight for One FC if you wanna get paid
     
  3. Son of Sonnen Brown Belt

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    Eddie is great. However, they let Moussasi, Rory and Bader walk and they were more important to their divisions than Eddie is. I just hope he gets the most he can wherever that is.
     
  4. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    He got to share a fight with Conor I'm pretty sure eddies gotten his pay day. I think Dana's thought is just that his best years are past him and doesn't see the guy being a champ, so he's likely not gonna throw him a huge contract
     
  5. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    lol @ the UFC not being fighter first being news
     
  6. MMAart Red Belt

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    This is why having a Monopoly in MMA is bad - not only for the fighters but also for the growth of the sport. Top talents would never want to get into MMA when they can make money in other pro sports.
     
  7. Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Let me translate:

    “we’re done with Eddie he costs too much. We want stars or cheap top talent or they can walk.
    -D.F.W.”
     
  8. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Fuck Dana
    War Eddie
     
  9. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Eddie looked pathetic against McGregor and lost to Dustin twice.

    I mean it's fun to watch him fight but he's never going to sniff a title again.
     
  10. WAR RANDLEMAN! The best there is Banned

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    DANUH WHITE RESPECT THESE WARRIOR MEN
     
  11. TMAN29 Green Belt

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    But isnt it sad that un an organization worth $4B, 160k a fight is too much? That should be what a guy like he or cerrone makes? And I'm not saying he should get more. That's about right... maybe 200k guaranteed.
     
  12. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Its not a 4b company because of Eddie Alvarez so thats really irrelevant

    UFC pays fighters like Conor,GSP,Brock because they are worth it
     
  13. tasticles Silver Belt

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    We want young talent but let them all walk.
     
  14. ImNotSurpisedDonks! Banned Banned

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    WME's modus operandi is to put one or two name fighters on a card and then have gobshite Dana White Contender series cans and wmma fighters on 95% of the other card. I see cards now and I have no idea who 90% of the fighters are, and most make their debut a few days before on his interweb series that 10 people watch. Bellator is going to over take UFC in the next five years, as all the top and name fighters are goin there, not to mention they gobbled up all the young talent like Pico, Ed Ruth, Swagger and Conor lite.

    Coker just understands the DNA of the fight fan and industry better, was a real fighter and was doing fight promo while Dana was a bell hop in Boston. On the other hand, the Fertittas just had deep wallets and bought org's that already existed and were successful, from UFC to Pride to Strikeforce. Dana's greatest contribution was thinking up the brilliant idea of a reality TV show, at a time when everyone and their Mom was doing a reality TV show. Boggles my mind how people think Dana is some kind of promo genius, and now on his own, we see the results: all loyal employees fired, all stars gone or unhappy with the UFC, cross promo (something they never allowed), terrible rating and PPV #'s and elite talent going to other organizations.
     
  15. gono btw Rounds...

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    tbh...Bellator wanted to keep/invest in him... he cant play the victim..
     
  16. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    UFC has always been about the pockets of its shareholders first, the UFC brand second, casual customers third, fighters forth, the rest of its employees fifth and hardcores dead last.
     
  17. D'z Brown Belt

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    That's just more examples of UFC fucking up imo.
     
  18. UFC were never fighter first...ask Tom Lawler
     
  19. Mga223 Steel Belt

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    Yeap very true.
     
  20. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Pro sports teams release athletes all the time -- wish Eddie luck looking for bigger paychecks in other orgs.
     

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