Marlon Moraes' Last Fight On Contract This Weekend

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by thedevious, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. thedevious

    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    13,065
    Likes Received:
    3,635
  2. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Intergalactic Cowboy... Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    37,805
    Likes Received:
    60,277
    Location:
    Space... The Final Frontier.
    I think he'll resign with WSOF. He's one of their bigger names. Cant wait to see him beast Saturday night.
     
  3. GibsterMMA

    GibsterMMA Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    262
    He has already said he is ready for the UFC after his contract, WSOF can have another tournament for a new champion, will help build a new star(s) also
     
  4. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,612
    Likes Received:
    3,549
    Location:
    NJ
    I dont know, he makes like 80/80 in WSOF, no way UFC pays him that much.

    He's from WSOF, is a BW, isnt a name and has never beaten anyone close to a top fighter.

    UFC gave LW champ who has beaten legit fighters WIll Brooks 50/50 so no way they give Moares more than that.

    So either he's willing to take a pay cut or WSOF decides they cant pay him that much anymore so he goes to UFC for less money.

    But WSOF might be able to pay a few champs like Justin, Moraes and Branch money like that to keep them, nobody else in WSOF makes close to that.
     
  5. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    16,349
    Likes Received:
    4,878
    Location:
    puerto rico
    They have to overpay to keep him! I think he is UFC bound
     
  6. VIP1349

    VIP1349 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    12,696
    Likes Received:
    2,680
    I would love to see him in UFC. I can see why he'd want to stay. Gets paid well over there. Would probably take a pay cut.

    But he's only going to make so much there. And you got to think he wants more credit for what he does. Hardly anyone even knows he's fighting this week.

    He's been great. Hope he makes the move. I'd have him top 15 right away. Fight with a Wineland right off the bat would be fun.
     
    David Street likes this.
  7. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    36,747
    Likes Received:
    54,715
    Location:
    San Diego
    This. Moraes be gettin' lucrative in WSOF. If he comes to the UFC he won't be making 6 figures per fight, even with a win. Very unfortunate, I really believe he would be top 10 at BW in the UFC.
     
    David Street and Egnuldt like this.
  8. SaigeVanZant

    SaigeVanZant Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,922
    Likes Received:
    6,157
    Bellator needs Bantamweights but screw them. I want him in the UFC. He better not lose or he takes a pay cut either way
     
    David Street likes this.
  9. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,857
    Likes Received:
    35,828
    i think moraes made like 170k a few fights ago. Personally i wouldn't leave that unless WSOF offered me a big paycut. Dude's gotta look after his future and family
     
  10. Durruti

    Durruti Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    116
    I have no interest on Moraes fighting in WSOF, BW is probably the weakest division there.
    I hope he goes to UFC, is he such a draw to throw at him +150K? Thats huge money for WSOF.
     
  11. SalvadorAllende

    SalvadorAllende Paper belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    16,545
    Likes Received:
    14,561
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    TJ Dillashaw made 50/50 in his last fight.

    I like the idea of having a few elite fighters outside the UFC. It brings interest to other organizations.
     
  12. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    104,344
    Likes Received:
    32,384
    Marlon was on that shady Ali contract. With him out of the picture, I doubt he'll make as much.
     
  13. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    12,772
    Likes Received:
    5,799
    If he keeps making that much WSOF is going under. You can't pay that guy that much, he's not that big a draw.
     
  14. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,612
    Likes Received:
    3,549
    Location:
    NJ
    Didnt TJ only make 25/25 at UFC 200? And I'd rather see him fighting top guys.

    What interest does it bring to other orgs? You are interested in Moraes vs Hill this weekend?

    I'm more interested in Moraes vs Cruz, Lineker, Faber, TJ, Caraway, Sterling, Almeida, Dodson, Cody.
     
  15. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    12,772
    Likes Received:
    5,799
    30/30 is good for Moraes. Maybe 35/35
     
  16. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,612
    Likes Received:
    3,549
    Location:
    NJ
    Yes Marlon was on that Ali contract but if you are WSOF maybe they say ok we cant pay you 80/80 but 50/50 we'll give you just so we have a few legit champs. If WSOF says they cant keep Justin, Moraes, Branch, Fitch/Shields then they might as well pack up now cause they are dead.

    So they can probably pay those 4 fighters.

    imo best offer UFC gives Moraes is what Sterling got so maybe 30/30 and honestly I think 25/25 is what they'd probably offer.

    I have to think WSOF can beat that offer, he's more valuable to them than he is to UFC.
     
  17. SalvadorAllende

    SalvadorAllende Paper belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    16,545
    Likes Received:
    14,561
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    You are right... 25/25 is what TJ made. Less that 1/3 of Moraes.

    IDK... it is refreshing to me watch good fighers outside UFC. Im not a UFC hater (I watch every damn card) but from time to time I like to watch another organizations with different productions, their own stars, etc.

    Anyway.. I will watch Moraes whetever he fights.
     
  18. SalvadorAllende

    SalvadorAllende Paper belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    16,545
    Likes Received:
    14,561
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Plus... dat sponsor money.

    Reebok aint paying shit.
     
  19. TheBrownRanger

    TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,389
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    I see Moraes moving on to the UFC after this. In one way or another, Moraes is going to have to take a paycut. Moraes' contract is from the Ali Abdel-Aziz era so that'll certainly play a factor in whether he leaves WSOF or not. On the bright side, WSOF should have more roster spots for fighters should Moraes leave.

    With that said, I hope Josh Hill takes the belt from him. I find it funny how people think Moraes is just going to have an easy time with him when he left him like this in their last fight:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
    Amerikuracana likes this.
  20. Amerikuracana

    Amerikuracana Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    45,767
    Likes Received:
    18,194
    Location:
    Macomb mi
    UFC should get him. Legit champs from other orgs need to be signed when possible. He is main card ready, and two or three wins away from a pretty hypable title shot.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.