MMA Fighters Are Not Paid For Their Appearance In EA Sports UFC 3

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  1. voodoo chile1

    voodoo chile1 Blue Belt

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    Was watching a Bruce Lee vs Tony Ferguson YouTube video for 'shits and giggles' and began to wonder how much the UFC fighters make from EA sports for using their likeness. After a little bit of Googling, come to find out they don't make a fuckin dime which surprises me. I mean not only is the UFC using their likeness to earn money, but people all over the world use their likeness in videos, of which if watched enough, earn them money as well.

    Seems to me a lot of people, other than than the fighters themselves, seem to be making a boat load off these guys. Surely EA Sports can keep track of how often a fighters likeness is being used. Youtube should be able to as well. Why aren't these fighters cashing in on this? Why aren't the managers of these fighters going after royalties in an effort to get their fighters paid? These are the greatest fighters in the world. They need to be cashing in on any financial stream they can outside of the Octagon. WTF?!

    MMA Fighters Are Not Paid For Their Appearance In EA Sports UFC 3
    https://www.justpushstart.com/2018/02/mma-fighters-not-paid-appearance-ea-sports-ufc-3/

    EA Sports UFC 3 Sells an Estimated 266,919 Units First Week at Retail - Sales
    http://www.vgchartz.com/article/275...-estimated-266919-units-first-week-at-retail/
     
  2. maxi diablo

    maxi diablo Black Belt

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    I'm sure Conor got paid.
     
  3. Twink182

    Twink182 All the....small things Platinum Member

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    Oh dang that stinks
     
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  4. seanb1979

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    Doesn't surprise me. Probably forced to sign away those rights when they sign fight contracts, kinda fucked up. UFC should also include the right of prima noctae.
     
  5. Randlewand

    Randlewand Blue Belt

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    The UFC itself is making some top dollar on its licensing though.
     
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  6. Reb

    Reb Green Belt

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    Probably the fighters give up their image rights when they sign for the UFC.
     
  7. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O Mystic Mike

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    It's included in every WMMA contract
     
  8. Pliny Pete

    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Until they finally decide to stand together and stop accepting all this fucked up treatment theyre gonna continue to get pimped like some hoes
     
  9. Gucci 'Trap God' Mane

    Gucci 'Trap God' Mane pumpin' out quarters like a slot machine

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    Dana is a doucher lmfao. Remember the UFC undisputed and EA UFC bullshit?
    Threatening fighters and all
     
  10. KeepItRealist

    KeepItRealist Silver Belt

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    No duh. They have cut or refused to sign fighters who won't sign away their likeness rights for nothing.

    I remember Lorenzo trying to defend that when asked about it once, saying they had to have those rights for things like video games, but not explaining or I think even being asked why UFC fighters unlike other athletes shouldn't get any compensation for it. MMA media too scared.
     
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  11. Gambit MMA

    Gambit MMA Silver Belt

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    Dude was at war with guys for doing ea mma lol, like it’s just a fucking video game
     
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  12. Dreago

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    I remember a bunch of AKA fighters getting dropped from the UFC over likeness rights until they caved and signed whatever deal UFC wanted.
     
  13. Randlewand

    Randlewand Blue Belt

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    Pimp daddy Dana is gonna slap his hoes when they get out of line.
     
  14. KootenayKid

    KootenayKid Brown Belt

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    Maybe they can get away with it because the face designs usually look more like oatmeal than the actual fighter.
     
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  15. WillieLee

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    MMA contracts are terrible, the UFC being the most restrictive. Writers have tried to talk about this issue for almost two decades but most fans don't care. Now Endeavor is even fucking them over more by removing PPV points for the few fighters that had them to aid their plan to launch an IPO. UFC fighters are just a bunch of dummies to let themselves be exploited in this manner.
     
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  16. LittleSmokey

    LittleSmokey Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Koscheck and Fitch was coerced into signing their likeness away.
     
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  17. Drugstore Cowboy

    Drugstore Cowboy Black Hole Johnny 

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    Conor is in CoD. Fuck EA Sports.
     
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  18. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Randy couture wrote in his book about how insane some parts of his contract were,in regards to likeness
     
  19. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Fook*
     
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  20. Sausage_Carius

    Sausage_Carius White Belt

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    Shit like this is why they need a union but it won't ever happen. It will have to come from the Feds.
     
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