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Schaub, Jon Anik and Florian go at it regarding fighter pay on podcast

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by wowspare, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. fightdonttweet

    fightdonttweet Banned Banned

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    You're trying too hard. Makes it obvious.
     
  2. jamiehunter

    jamiehunter Brown Belt

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    The same way a person pays taxes. My paycheck isn't public record but I still pay my taxes. Private company means their financials aren't available for the public to see. It doesn't mean the IRS doesn't know what they make. It's still reported to the IRS.
     
  3. method115

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    Do you have any proof that they haven't put some of that money back into fighter pay? Cause it's a known fact that fighter pay has increased over the years this can't be disputed. At one point in time only the champs got PPV points now fighters like Meledenez are able to get them as well. I think the min now is 10/10 as well. So fighter pay is increasing that can't even be argued at this point. Whether it's fast enough or not is another debate.
     
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    jamiehunter Brown Belt

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    That t-shirt would pocket Ronda over $1 million in a week or two. She'd be a fool not to sell it.
     
  5. Riker

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    LOL like there aren't hundreds of soccer players earning millions in Brazil. They will target Erick Fucking Silva and his bonuses.

    Oh, and there was no money request on Belfort's sister. It was likely a homicide not a kidnap.
     
  6. jeremyemilio

    jeremyemilio Silver Belt

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    That's hilarious.

    (Oh, Slovenia...)
     
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    I have to disagree with this. Any sport that wants to survive and make money is going to have to be entertaining. They just approach it in different ways. The UFC encourages fighters to fight through stand ups, bonuses, whatever. If baseball feels it needs more offense, they will lower the mound, change the balls, turn a blind eye to PEDs, etc. If the NFL wants more offense, they will do things to protect the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Every "sport" changes to appease fans.
     
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    HAWTRIDDUM Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Anik towing the line for his employers like usual

    18x bjj champ schaub telling it like how he really feels
     
  9. MilesAbove

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    On the money... and sad because it is the fan's fault for not demanding the sporting aspect. Don't get me wrong, we all love a talker. But the talker who cannot back it up should get a nice bottom-billing on a PPV, not a sudden title shot. And wreckless/bold fighters should be treated the same.
     
  10. VroomyJeeps

    VroomyJeeps Brown Belt

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    The pay is laughable let's be honest

    The Reebok payout is dumb as well, very very few fighters will ever make it to 15 fights or even 10. So 80% of fighters (yes i pulled that stat out of my ass) will never get more than a couple thousand in sponsor money.

    Meanwhile dana is carrying trash bags full of cash out the back door of casinos and driving around in one of his 15 Lamborghinis while joe undecard is fighting for less than he would make working for McDonalds
     
  11. Moezao

    Moezao Brown Belt

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    Fighters don't fight an average of twice a year because they want to. There are 45 events. Each with maybe 12 fights? 45 x 12 x 2 = 1080. Considering 550 fighters under contract it's less than 2 fights per year in average. That's the limit.
     
  12. Timurd123

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    That ol
    "Secret bonus" excuse
     
  13. rjmbrd

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    Well, yes. By definition, disbursements are payouts to the partnership. Whatever they've spent on increasing in fighter pay certainly didn't get paid out to them personally, taxed personally, then re-entered back to the company. That would be asinine.


    So independently of whatever Zuffa has done with increasing fighter pay over years, the absolute fact is they've pulled out tens of millions to pay themselves personally. Absorb that last sentence.

    Dana White has a fleet of super-cars and imports snow to Las Vegas for his lawn at Christmas. He is a 9% owner of the UFC.

    It's a private business and it is their right, I don't dispute it at all. My point is that they've chosen to reward themselves handsomely. That is the context of all this.
     
  14. CRuck1980

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    What does the pay have to do with it being a sport
     

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