Jose Aldo: "I feel devalued by my income"

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  1. wowspare

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/5/2...do-says-that-he-feels-devalued-with-his-gains

    Right now Aldo is on a 120k/120k contract. I do agree that he should be payed more
     
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    Robbie Lawler almost makes as much as him.
    It's pretty sad;;
     
  3. MayhemMonkey

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    lol at a fighter complaining about 120k/120k with an entitlement to PPV points on top

    cry me a river Jose
     
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    Now I understand why there's an ignore function on Sherdog.
     
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    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I'm not sure what the answer is, it has to be very frustrating to be one of the best fighters in the world below 170lbs.
     
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    goldentoe Banned Banned

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    He just wants what he is worth. He makes millions for someone else. If you made someone else that tyoe of money you would expect to be paid more also.
     
  7. Kanster

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    The last Champion (Barao) that was complaining about his pay got TKO'd.

    Don't do it to yourself Aldo.
     
  8. MachidaNo1Fan

    MachidaNo1Fan Red Belt

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    Maybe if he started to fight to win like his WEC days. Right now he doesn't deserve shit. If I was the UFC I would pay him 25k per fight for the shit he's pulling
     
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    feel free, its not like I even have a clue who the fuck you are or anything? lol
     
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    I know that feel, Jose. I know that feel.
     
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    I don't see this improving Aldo's relationship with Dana.
     
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    if he was a big draw he would make more, he isnt so doesnt.... whats so hard to understand about that?
     
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    Thats a top 3 P4P fighter, so makes just over 500K a year assuming he wins two title defenses a year which is no small task considering that means he should be fighting nothing but the toughest of challengers. Throw in taxes and the paying of coaches and that number continues to shrink. The truth is i'm going to make a better leaving than almost every UFC fighter at 155 and below that hasn't been a champion. For a sport that leaves you with a rough senior citizenship and features the best of the best, that's a depressing realization.
     
  14. Rex Kwon Do

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    There are many MMA organizations in existence now, on every continent. Plenty of choices. If he's truly worth more, someone will pay it.

    Problem is, he's not. If he can find someone to guarantee him more than a quarter of a million dollars (+ PPV points?) every time he fights, by all means, go work for them (when your contract is up)! Fact is the UFC pays him well when compared to what he'd make elsewhere. And if they don't, he's free to leave and look for greener pastures elsewhere.

    There's a reason few people volunteer to leave the UFC: they may not make NFL money, but it sure as shit beats the competition.
     
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    he makes a lot more when you add in his PPV points, he fought on a GSP card in Canada which he wouldve gotten a cut of..... he isnt poor by any means
     
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    jose has 10 zuffa belt defenses. 240k is a lot of money but Jose should be making a lot more. He's an elite fighter.
     
  17. Rex Kwon Do

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    What equation are you using to determine what he should be making?
     
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    Interesting read.
     
  19. goldentoe

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    The reason he doesnt get paid more is because the ufc pretty much owns mma so fighters have little leverage.

    Just because the ufc can pay him the most doesnt mean they shouldnt be sharing more of the profits he brings in. They dont have to so they dont it doesnt make it right. Kts greed and its hurting mma.

    And since he is champ je has no choice but to fight for the ufc he cant go any where else.
     
  20. Taric

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    I can dig it. Guys like Josh Barnett make as much as Jose Aldo.

    Aldo's been champion at his weight class since Josh was fighting the likes of Mighty Mo.
     

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