Instead of fighter union...

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  1. MaulingMyClown

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    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"
     
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    A minimum wage would probably have to be negotiated by a fighters Union.
     
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    this thread ended quickly
     
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    There will never be a fighter's union. Top earning fighters don't give a shit about the pay of the rank and file. Moreover, it's illegal for contractors to establish a union.
     
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    binny I'll beat your ass if you jump on my couch.

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    sir, you are wayyyyyy too smart to be on this site.
     
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    There's no fast food workers union and some states like the one I live in forced a minimum wage of around $15/hour...I would think state athletic commissions could impose something like that but then Dana wouldn't have any fights in those states?
     
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    There is a federal minimum wage law, and a state minimum wage law. That is what the fast food companies have to adhere to. But all that means for the UFC is that they have to pay at least $7.25 an hour.

    The UFC could get out ahead of the curve a bit, and announce they are implementing a $30,000 per fight minimum wage for their own company. That might squash some of the rumblings.
     
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    how about a living wage?

    ha
     

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