The UFC fight purses are pathetic...

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KazDibiase, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM.

  1. frederick

    frederick Black Belt

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    Rich fighters suck for fans, though.
     
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  2. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Exactly.

    They have to pay:

    Taxes
    Gym membership fees
    Equipment and gear
    Travel and hotel costs
    Medical bills

    And take care of your family and mortgage etc...

    Doing that with 10k or less?
     
  3. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Says the sherdogger post nothing of substance "dUmB tHrEaD" and with the username "butt needle" <Lmaoo><45>
     
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  4. MileHigher

    MileHigher AKA Mile-Hybrid

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    I see what you’re saying to an extent, but you just cherry picked 3 professions that are known to be criminally underpaid (my mother was a teacher, I know trust me).

    Those facts don’t change the reality that the fighters are not paid as much as the should be.
     
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  5. Anaconda99

    Anaconda99 Green Belt

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    "You know when I started this organization I dreamed of paying everyone a million, a million. We never did, but I get to say it on interviews".
     
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  6. Dynamite Right

    Dynamite Right Yellow Belt

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    Getting 100mill for a fight is retarded.

    Getting 800k-1.5 That not bad champion pay
     
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  7. ButtNeedle

    ButtNeedle White Belt

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    I picked three familiar ones, but pretty much every job is shit pay. Im not against a fighter, I just cant connect with a guy on a message boards view in fighter pay when hes probably getting it ten times worse

    if these fighters werent happy, they have the same options as anyone else, with better networking
     
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  8. ButtNeedle

    ButtNeedle White Belt

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    Mr. ButtNeedle
     
  9. CRuck1980

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    I disagree, the fighters that deliver generally get taken care of
     
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  10. TheRassler

    TheRassler ---- L E G E N D A R Y --------- p4p GOAT poster

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    I disagree, pay the fighters their full amount, show+win, and add another bonus for finishes. Everyone wins.
     
  11. IGotAHugePeckah

    IGotAHugePeckah Brown Belt

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    We got to see two 5-round wars where all 4 guys took a lot of damage, particularly Holloway and Gastelum. Great fights but it's sad to know Holloway, a champion and main event guy, only got 350k for that. And Gastelum only getting 150k.

    Casuals and dummies will say that's a lot of money for one nights work, but real fans know that after taxes, manager fees, trainer fees, training costs, etc, and coupled with the fact that they have no benefits, no pension, that shit doesn't go as far as you'd think.

    Meanwhile I watched Lomachenko make 3 million bucks the previous night fighting a bum that no one heard of or cared about. Oh, and the bum made 300k for his work, which is double what Gastelum made and 50k more than what Poirier got. Not to mention the bum's sponsorship, because boxer's can still make bank off of that.

    The brain doesn't heal like a bone, the punishment Gastelum and Holloway took they have to carry for their lives and will come back to effect them at some point. That's the risks they chose, it's just sad they make peanuts compared to their boxing counterparts.
     
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  12. iwillbebackin3weeks

    iwillbebackin3weeks Purple Belt

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    without trashtalk + wwe fake shit ... oh and he is a "midget".

    Loma is the king.

    "Our athletes are trained to be more humble"
    "They are used to proving themselves with the results and not with their words"
     
  13. DoopidyDawesome

    DoopidyDawesome Red Belt

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    Yep, anything less than a guaranteed million for a title fight is fucking pathetic.
     
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  14. CEQT

    CEQT Green Belt

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    its fair now stop bringing this shit up

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  15. GSP_37

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    I would have paid Israel less so I could pay Kelvin more considering Kelvin wrecked bigger names and more of them.
     
  16. Billy_Beer

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    damn israel is making 350k already?
     
  17. Doctor Lenovo

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    How did you come to this conclusion?
     
  18. Loriquero

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    They are completely free to sign a contract for any other organization that pays better.
     
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  19. Kaiokenrye24

    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    His fights with Santos and Rountree show he's tough but has made no technical improvements
     
  20. VVarhead

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    150k for Gastelum is a crime. Anyone defending that shit pay should be ashamed.
     
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