Reebok deal compared to A level athlete deal

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  1. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    James Harden ia being offered 200 million over 13 years to leave Nike for Adidas

    UFC reebok deal 70 mil over 6 years
     
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  2. Rex Kwon Do

    Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Never heard of him.

    Heard of Ronda Rousey, though.
     
  3. Moezao

    Moezao Brown Belt

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    Never heard of him.

    Heard of Fabricio Werdum, though.
     
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  5. cooks1

    cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are

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    Well, it sounds like the UFC needs to hire either James Harden or his agent so they are not violently prison raped sans lube at the negotiating table.
     
  6. TusculumPioneer

    TusculumPioneer Blue Belt

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    It doesn't matter who you've heard of. He is getting $200,000,000 while the ENTIRE UFC gets 70,000,000. Btw he's a Rockets basketball player and almost won the mvp last year
     
  7. BRASIL WAND

    BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Never heard of him.

    Heard of Joe Lauzon though.
     
  8. honzo

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    sarcasm bro
     
  9. InZain

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    But can James Harden stop a double?
     
  10. ineverpost

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    NBA has a huge advantage over UFC when it comes to gear. EVERYONE has to wear shoes in America. That means that every human being on the planet is a target for Nike or Adidas. Basketball player shoes are pretty much the biggest endorsement anyone can get in professional sports.
     
  11. KillerElite

    KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

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    Heard of him
    But Conor Mcgregor is a better human being.
     
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    You realize that the UFC puts on about half the events of the NBA right?

    An NBA player will be on tv 82+ times a year.

    An mma fighter will be on tv 2-4 times a year.

    Do you see an exposure difference yet?
     
  13. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    Leo Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo make about $50m per year in sponsorships (mainly from adidas). That's why Reebok half-assed this, it's chump change to a firm like them.
     
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    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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  15. DaveHilly

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    I got a BR update on this the other day and I actually thought to myself "that seems a little low". I never even considered the fact that it's almost 3X the entire UFC Reebok deal value.

    For real though, Harden is unreal. He deserves that easily. Maybe more. How OKC let him go I'll never understand.
     
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    they're dumb. they also just signed enes kanter to a max deal lol
     
  17. D 1 Wrestler

    D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Now do the math vs all ufc fighters compared to one basketball player like the deals are
     
  18. DaveHilly

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    Yea cause the blazers signed a huge offer sheet for him. I'm a blazers fan and I knew that was WAY too much but they're just trying to put the pieces back together at this point. For OKC to match tells me that they're praying that by spending some money they can get KD to stay next year. Not happening.
     
  19. panamaican

    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    and yet people still wonder about fighter pay, lol.

    When one NBA athlete is getting offered more money than the entire UFC organization, and he's not even the best NBA athlete, then the small scale of the UFC comes sharply into focus.
     
  20. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Dude could buy Honda a hundred times over with that kind of cash. Lets keep it real. Big difference between making millions and HUNDREDS of millions.
     

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