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riddle me this, are MMA fighters underpaid or are athletes in general OVERPAID?

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  1. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    is the question we should be asking why MMA fighters only get 15% of revenue or why should NFL players get over 50% of the revenue?
     
  2. Les Vejtibals Brown Belt

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    Definitely
     
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  3. Xenon_ Storytelling, women n the violence of the octagon

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    People are generally happier when they can't see the suits who getting filthy rich off our filthy consumerism.

    "Paid millions to kick a football!? Ridiculous !" is a statement you will hear often though.
     
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  4. Primitivo Third World Prince

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    @kid Pambele, come tell this fight-for-scraps-poor TS, how underpaid is everyone compared to bankers.

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    NFL players generate the money so they should get half of the revenue. People don't pay to watch the owners play. If your team is garbage then the teams make less money. If you have stars and a great team then you make more.
     
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  6. Jblizzle Red Belt

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    Both
     
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  7. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    bankers work hard for their money and goes through years of education and finishing schools

    some athletes are barely literate
     
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  9. mjmj Red Belt

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    Yes
     
  10. USA!USA! Black Belt

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    Athletes aren't overpaid simply because thats their market value. Sports are so popular that they generate so much money, and thats what determines how much these guys get paid. If people stopped caring/watching they will make a lot loss money because there will be less money in the sport.
     
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    Is this one of Danas fake accounts?
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  12. PutUpYourDux - Double Yellow Card

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    50% seems fair.

    Something is worth whatever people are prepared to pay for it.
     
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    Neither. Both are paid precisely what they are worth.

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  14. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    the market only exists cause owners set it up.
     
  15. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    What is your source for NFL players getting over 50% of revenue?
     
  16. Sjb1888 Silver Belt

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    Both, but if we look at athletes as overpaid, then who should be getting all the money that they generate, the leagues, promoters...?

    The right answer is that the sports are over prices to the fans.

    I But it's better they get the money than some suit who is just making millions(or billions) of other people's endeavors.
     
  17. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    read it in a sherdog thread recently
     
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    Depends on the business, the UFC make millions, there fighters are most certainly underpaid.
     
  19. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    This is not a good response to his comment. The current market for live sports exists because there is a massive demand for it from the general public.
     
  20. eon001 Red Belt

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    Athletes can't be overpaid. If that was the case, the NFL, NBA etc would ave gone down quicker than Affliction. The money is there in abundance and the pay just get's bigger and bigger.
     
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