Fighters making 12K show money stay in hotels for fight week? I would sleep in my car or in a park.

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  1. randysyatt

    randysyatt Zan Panzer

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    Its fight week and you are making 12k show money.

    20% to the camp, 10% management $500 medicals and god knows how much in travel costs for you AND YOUR CORNER. Food costs for the week as well and hotel costs at $100 a night.

    Wonderboy was making 24k to show, not a hell of a lot, did he stay at a hotel all week ?

    I am wondering if these fighters are sleeping in their cars or the YMCA to help not take a loss on a fight.
     
  2. warriorscommando

    warriorscommando I will always protect you

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    I'm sure sleeping in a park would keep you in optimal fight condition.

    Your car actually adds +25% power and cardio.
     
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  3. Toco

    Toco Steel Belt

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    you know the ufc pays for the hotel, right
     
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    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    As cheap as the UFC is, I'm sure the fighters hotel is covered...
     
  5. SmilinDesperado

    SmilinDesperado Silver Belt

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    Doesn't the UFC pay for the fighter and 1 corner guy's plane ticket and hotel?
     
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    screaminleeman Red Belt

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    I read that in Chaels book, but I think that has changed since then.
     
  7. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    LOL hotel is covered TS.

    Imagine a US fighter having to fight in Australia and having to pay for airfare and accommodation.

    It would cost the fighter thousands just to show up and fight for free.
     
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    You shouldn't talk about things you don't know how to work.
     
  9. gatsby121

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    lmfao @ TS thinking fighters payed for their hotel rooms
     
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  10. randysyatt

    randysyatt Zan Panzer

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    They pay for 2 nights!
     
  11. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 Fighting Giants Double Yellow Card

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    Especially if they don't train.

    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/w...ke-12k-12k-in-the-ufc.3170897/#post-113415997

    If I was making that Bum Fight Money the only training camp I would have is a Heavy bag and P90x.

    I would not have a manager either.

    I would put little to no effort in the fight either.

    I would throw a haymaker and if I miss take a dive and collect my 12k to show and my $2500 in Reebok money.

    I would like to know what the point is of putting in all this effort (Camp, management and putting on a three round war) for no money?


    TS is a wizard.
     
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    screaminleeman Red Belt

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    TS may have been a little snide, but it is a great question. Like chitoortiz posted above. What about out of country competition.

    In Chaels book, there was a section that he went into about this topic causing him serious challenge(s), on multiple occasions!

    It isn't like ~ 1 decade age is uber ancient history. At one time, only one corner man was paid for by the UFC. Chael footed the bill for the two others!

    I don't recall seeing only one corner man working for preliminary card Brazilians fighting in the USA. Do you know if the UFC has adapted/ modified these rules.

    I can't remember the exact figures, (and Chael was paid handsomely) but iirc he said a couple of his corner men (even one that was "suppose to be covered by the UFC" ran up like a $5,000 food/ bar tab on his dime. I LMAO'd about this with Chael, we know it didn't dent that fat wallet.

    I can't say the same with a P.C. fighter out of country!
     
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    HAWTRIDDUM Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    This thread was derailed quicker than usual.
     
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    accolyte1022 Fighting Giants Double Yellow Card

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    machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    whatever the breakdown not enough to risk brain damages
     
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    You just had to go and spoil the fun.
     
  18. Naos

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    Even if you were getting that money - I can absolutely guarantee you that you would not choose to sleep in a car for a week prior to fighting live in front of millions of people.
    Don't be lying to yourself.
     
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    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    Does the UFC cover the +1 if he goes berserk with the mini bar?
     
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    thobra Black Belt

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    TS is maybe exaggerating a bit, but he still has a point. If you remove 25-35% of the purse for camp/manager/medical, and everyone coming along needs to eat in restaurants and maybe stay at a hotel some days extra because of hospitalvisits/adjusting jetlag or whatever, it is really not much left..

    I dont know what minimum wage is in the US, but fighting 3 times a year and receiving 15-20K every time, and paying 1/3 of it to cover manager/camp/help with weightcut etc is a pretty shitty pay for such a short career.
     

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