Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by griffithberserk, Jan 21, 2015.
Time for a new agent bruh
that was his second pro fight.
If you are considered a "pro" you should be making more than $750. People working at Mcdonalds make more than that. Disgusting
Pretty much. He wasn't drawing anyone but family and friends, and had a 1-0 record, having beaten another guy with no pro fights. He was only there to fill up the undercard. It sucks, but a better agent isn't going to get him much more unless he can show he deserves it.
Maybe Bellator should buy WSOF out? Surely Viacom has a better budget.
holy fuck that's terrible...
Making dat Anderson Silva money.
....for four minutes worth of work.
makin $11,250 an hour like a boss.
but seriously that's.... yikes. i know WSOF is pretty new in the market but yikes.
i hope they get they money up.
Can't be right.
$1 for each person in attendance?
It was his second pro fight and he didn't win. WSOF has shit money coming in and they don't need to pay anyone like him anymore than a regional promoter (and there is more incentive to want to fight on the WSOF show).
I know some will say "they get punched in the face for a living" but that ignores the reality of putting on a show. Guess what? There are promoters everywhere offering payouts like this. A lot of shows are here today gone tomorrow and margins are usually pretty tight.
That's called "paying your dues."
Can you explain what that means to our younger posters here.
get paid to fight mma once and you are "pro". i dont care how you define the term in your little mind, but thats what it is.
It's WSOF what do you expect!! They aren't making any money!!
Well, the guy had 1 total pro fight before this. Most people in their 2nd match are in local orgs, making less than $750.
He got a little more exposure and a couple hundred dollars more than he normally would at this stage of his career.
It just looks weird, because WSOF is hurting financially and has to put some really cheap fights on their card.
How is this surprising? If anything, he made more in his second pro fight than most people on the regional scene.
You guys are looking at this wrong..
Think of how this really played out: Ray Sefo probably came to this dudes house personally with a fanny pack completely filled with dollar bills. Sefo was like 'we need you, bruddah,' and Jamie was like 'you want the point? Let's get to it..' So they sit down at the kitchen table, both with little smiles so they don't tip their hand, and Sefo pulls out a fresh bill and slams it on the table.. Sefo raises his eyebrows and tilts his head a little, and point just nods a little 'no' back in Sefo's direction. Sefo realizes the game has begun, and slowly pulls out another crisp bill and puts it right there on the table and leans back in his chair. Point leans over and looks at the two one dollar bills that are his if he wants them, but Point hides his exitement like a poker pro and leans back similar to Sefo and slowly shakes his head no. The smile at this point slowly leaves Sefo's face as he leans in not breaking eye-contact with the shrewd fighter. Another bill, this one more sweaty that the last two emerges from the fanny pack. Sefo lets this one fall down to the table like a feather, for effect. Sefo glances over at the cab driver looking through the window who is wondering where the hell his fare went to, and Sefo gives the confused looking cabbie a smirk and a small nod indicating that the deal is almost closed.. But Point is too sharp, he knows the cards he's holding, so he leans in even closer, almost rising his rear out of his seat, and cooly says 'more.' Sefo's eyes widen with suprise and maybe some fear..
SEVEN-HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN MORE TIMES THIS HAPPENS.. By the end, Sefo's fanny pack is completely emptied of bills, and he is a sweaty blubbering mess. His hand over his face, a tremble in his body, and the look of a skinny Cambodian who has been tortured for information. A heaping pile of dollar bills loads the table of point. He knows his rent is paid, he can't afford to feel bad for Sefo, even though he secretely wants to a little. After Sefo puts his empty fanny pack on the table and begins to sob, Point says 'You can leave now Ray, you've got yourself a fighter.' The cab driver, who had been watching through the window, of course slaps Ray in the face for losing all his fare money.. So Point Throws $8 on the ground out his window for the cabbie to pick up and use to drive Ray back to the bus station down the block. Jamie Points girlfriend walks into the room, see's all that money spread across the table, and lays right on top of it while the shrewd negotiator enjoys his spoils..
So yeah, when you think of how this really went down, it really shines a light on how well these guys are doing.
People should really get off the computer and mingle sometime at local events, it will break whatever delusions of grandeur you have about the tag 'pro'.
He probably would have fought for free just for the exposure for fighting in a league associated with NBC, that doesn't spell tough as 'tuff' or have the words: honor, warrior, or revenge in the organization title.