The Trenches, Ep. 37 Poll: Do you believe the claim that Khabib is the new highest paid fighter?

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Do you believe the claim that Khabib is now the highest paid fighter in the sport?

  1. Yes, the UFC broke out its checkbook for him

    34.7%
  2. No, it's just Ali saying things

    65.3%
  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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  4. ignorant MMA fan

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    I don't believe a damn thing Ali says. We'll all know the truth when his disclosed earnings are estimated.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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  6. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Anyone who believes this, is a tool. Conor made more in a few fights than Khabib ever will. He isn't a draw and his style is generally boring to most casual viewers. Now, in the way that words can deceive with implied intent, I will admit that he could be PRESENTLY the highest paid fighter in the UFC (in terms of show-bonus money) but obviously Ali is a douche and wants to imply that Khabib is the highest paid fighter ever, which is untrue.
     
  7. IDGETKTFO

    IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    No way. Nobody cares about LW outside of Conor. And the only reason ppl give a crap about Conor is because he fought Floyd. Kalabeeb isn't going to pull more then 100k ESPN+ ppv's in his next fight.
     
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    hahahahaha
     
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    In my opinion if its true then its a good decision by UFC. It means Trash Talker era ends now and UFC is now really looking at the talented guys instead of just trash talk
     
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    I'I'say a 7. Depends how Joshua responds
     
  11. L.T.

    L.T. Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He's Ali's favorite.. so.. yeah I believe it. Ali gets 10% of that shit. Duh.
     
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    Sjb1888 Silver Belt

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    Only a prize idiot would....

    Oh look, 37 have already outed themselves.

    If any of you are older that 14... Shame on you.
     
  13. Arrrrgh

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    Proportional to Joshua's ego entering the fight.
     
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    paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠ Yellow Card

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    Don't think the UFC is cutting him Conor sized UFC checks but I do think he has raised the bar on what common UFC champs are making. Khabib's fan base as grown by leaps & bound and the UFC is trying to capitalize on his new fandom, one of the ways of keeping a popular champ is to pay him. I think he Jon Jones are currently racking up the biggest champ checks and ppv points at the moment with McGregors absence.
     
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    I don't know if the UFC broke out the checkbook, but he's probably getting a paycheck from Russia now
     
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    He sure as fuck shouldn't be. He couldn't draw flies to shit
     
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    They're saying Khabib is getting almost 20k each fight, but that's including the flight ticket he has to pay for himself.

    That makes him the best paid fighter in UFC roster. Dana on the other hand is doing 20k a day. (that only for coke, likely)
     
  18. Jackie Blue

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    Not even close. Religious fundamentalist loose cannon who just recently made "sexist" comments about women and has the potential to really get the UFC in trouble with the PC Police if he goes after the gays/trans. People might pay to (hopefully) watch him lose, similar to Mayweather, but he still ain't no Mayweather.
     
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    Malki Kawa claimed that Jones is paid more than Conor.

    Basically scumbag managers promoting themselves.
     

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