Instead of a fighter union, would a "minimum wage" work. I was just looking at disclosed payouts for the last card, UFC 201 (minus Reebok money). Not terrible paydays being that it wasn't a great card in my opinion...but would a "minimum wage" work in the UFC? The lowest payday I saw was 10K. If you go on the assumption that the average fighter fights 3x per year, would $30,000 as a "minimum wage" be more than fair? That would theoretically net you $90,000 per year, plus Reebok money and post fight bonus money if you received a bonus. That wouldn't be terrible considering other payouts like management, nutritionist, gym, etc. I'm sure there are some negatives that I'm not thinking of such as health care, but would something like that work to protect the fighters and make things a bit more fair for the below average/gate keepers? That would leave the PPV money for the top earners while the new comers and gate keepers could focus on training without having to work a "real job"