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Should Dana have fronted Gable free training at the very least?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ClosetVitorFan, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. ClosetVitorFan Gold Belt

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    I know these ufc performance centers exist but do real ufc fighters actually train at them? Or are they simply just a marketing tool for ppl to join so the average Schlub can say he trains UFC? Stories keep coming out saying "I wish the ufc would have offered me something" apparently they offered him nothing. If they offered him free training for a year, free room and board and then like a decent introductory contract of like 80k/80k. That would be totally worth it. They spend more than that in marketing alone. The ufc could have easily have spent a couple hundred grand to get this guy trained. Hes a hard worker. You train this guy 6 days a week for the next 12 to 18 months, he will become a scary scary man. But you do it on the UFCs dime. Yes it can fail miserably. Perhaps you just sign him for 6 months and see how he reacts to punches and kicks. You can end the "program" any time you like. Then you can say the ufc has a recent gold medal winner in the Olympics. The wwe offered him a guaranteed 6 figure development contract. The ufc needs to do something similar, especially if someone is interested in a career in mma. I mean hes still young, he can do 5 years in wwe and still be 26 in those 5 years but what kind of injuries will he have gone through at that point? I just wish Dana wasnt as greedy as he was. And maybe it's not all Dana's fault. WME as well.
     
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    I do not think UFC in the business building Prospect, hence why the contender series exist. They prefer ready to made products without them paying a dime.
     
  4. ClosetVitorFan Gold Belt

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    Yeah, which unfortunately they're gonna miss out on some A level athletes because of it.
     
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  5. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Pretty sure top mma gyms would take him on for free.
     
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    no way Dana would spend a couple hundred grand on a prospect with zero MMA training or fights, we don't know how he reacts to getting hit or really how charismatic he might be. be great if he competes down the road though
     
  7. Kinku Brown Belt

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    With the guy wrestling back ground probably pay him to be training partner
     
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    TS is way oversimplifying this. MMA isn't something the UFC can just convince somebody to try. It has to be a passion from within. If Gable was fielding offers from various MMA orgs with an expressed intent to compete, then this would be a different subject altogether.
     
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    the difference is the wwe makes money back from their development program in the form of nxt which is basically a show by itself
     
  10. Travis Alexander Amateur Fighter

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    You don’t pay for training at that level. Any top gym would train him for percentage of future purse etc.
     
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    why should he be offered something
     
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    It seems that Gable has chosen to follow Brock's example. He is going to play the UFC and pro wrestling off of each other to make as much money as possible...and starting in pro wrestling (where he can't really 'lose' the way he could in MMA) is going to allow him to build up his 'brand'. The WWE path probably makes it easier to become a bigger name and then have more leverage each time his contract comes up.

    If he went straight to the UFC first, there is a chance he gets KTFO or hurt, which could erode his value overall and I imagine the learning curve is a wee bit steeper for a wrestler going to MMA and real fights than it is to play fight in pro wrestling.
     
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    Dana ain't gonna give a wrestler that kind of break unless he's some bigname WWE guy guaranteed to drag in pro wrasslin' marks to pay per views like Lesnar was. Dana likes his stand and bang too much to show a wrestler any favors.
     
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    lol why the fuck would UFC care? y'all acting like Gable has the fame of Conor mcgreogor, Khabib or Brock Lesner... Casual dont give a fuck if you have gold medal or not... he is not a draw...
     
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    Are you even thinking of the budget
     
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    Yeah if he survived dwcs. With zero special training like a normal fighter. No special privileges here for golden boy.
     
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    Thats doing it on the cheap, having the fighters come running to him for scraps not investing to tempt high level fighters to switch sports.

    This is what happens in a sport were the promoter pays out 10% of income to the talent, it stays small with a limited talent pool due to lack of investment.
     
  18. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    For sure a possibility. Either way, a gym would gladly pay for his training and possibly his lodging and food in order to get a percentage of his purse when he starts fighting pro
     
  19. soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    UFC contract is garbage, if I had fame already you would want to use that in boxing/other avenues. You dont want them to lock you in and stop your prime years of earnings.
     
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    thats the odd part. He has not the fan base, the physique or the personality to draw shit for the UFC at this point. He won a medal in a different sport, now Dana is supposed to cream himself over "credentials>?" LOL Dana could give a fuck if prime Karelin was a free agent. He is not in it for competition he only cares about the green...
     
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