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HBO Pres tired of the "split" fights

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Tony Manifold, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    Ross Greenburg, HBO looking forward to second part of '10 - ESPN

    Looks like the President of HBO Sports is getting tired of boxers arguing about purse splits as well.

    He has a lot of power in the fight game. Maybe he can get the promoters and the managers to smarten up and get some fights made.
     
  2. Darwinist

    Darwinist Super Simian

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    And people wonder why the UFC refuses to play that game, and plays it's salary cards tight to it's chest...
     
  3. Sigh GunRanger

    Sigh GunRanger You think anybody will notice?

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    And people wonder why the UFC rapes it fighters


    Fights are being made, this is only HBO trying to pay less and create shit matchups. The matchups they want to create are retarded sometimes.
     
  4. Fisticuffa

    Fisticuffa Purple Belt

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    This.

    Na instead the UFC gives us fights labelled as the biggest HW fight in MMA history only to have one guy barely able to stand up at the start of round 2 because of exhaustion.

    I rather have fighters haggle over purse splits and take their time in making a fight than paying 50$ to see that dog shit. The only saving grace of the card was the Kurt vs Sotiropoulos fight.
     
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    this is the man that thought nipples was the american hw savior and doubled the purse for two chad dawson showtime repeats
     
  6. Iron Sledge

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    Agreed. However I wish there was a happy medium between the fighters getting paid what they deserve, and the fights everyone wants to see being made.
     
  7. Cracky

    Cracky Fanny Pack

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    Well.. you do have a point about the UFC, but this is not an attempt to pay fighters less..

    the money that is on the table for the fight is the money that is on the table for the fight.. in the UFC, Dana takes the biggest chunk of that money.. this is different.. this is simply saying that the fighters need to stop letting the "split" of the money that is on the table, stop the progress of potential match ups.
     
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    Oh, Wow; a trolling opp.

    Marketing economics 101: “You get what you pay for”.

    You can slap his face on an ugly T-shirt and sell dolls in his likeness till the cows come home, but Shane Carwin is, when you boil away all the hype, just a big strong dude with a 12 and 1 lifetime fight record, who comes from a wrestling background but doesn’t bother much with that because he knows how the crow flies in a real fight, and as such, being a principal of “the greatest fight in history” or not, he’s a guy who’s said to himself “I’m not good enough as a fighter to contend for the real money in boxing, even though my crappy boxing is what gets me into the top rung of the UFC”.

    He’s a boxer with seldom used wrestling as his backup who’s set his career goals low based upon his limitations as a natural fighter, as is the case with them all, so he serves as a perfect, recent example of the old adage:

    As investments relate to product, its garbage in; garbage out, and that goes for any fishing expedition relating to the procurement of talent or any other commodity.
     

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