News UFC’s celebrity investors gets a $300M dividend

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    https://nypost.com/2020/02/13/ufcs-celebrity-investors-have-a-chokehold-on-300m-dividend/

    The mixed martial arts giant has approved a massive $300 million dividend to UFC’s investors — a star-studded list that includes Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Gisele Bündchen, Ben Affleck and tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, sources said.

    Sources tell The Post UFC’s fighters cost the Las Vegas promotions company less than $150 million last year — or under 16 percent of its $900 million in revenue. By contrast, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Football League all share between 48 percent and 50 percent of revenues with their players, data shows.

    Experts say UFC could give up ground if it can’t continue to invest heavily in Asia, make meaningful acquisitions or expand into other areas, like boxing.

    But Shapiro tells The Post that there are no plans to move into boxing — and he nixed recent reports that Endeavor might spin off UFC or sell shares of the MMA organization to the public through an initial stock offering.

    “We never had any plans to go public. The UFC is a major and valuable interest in Endeavor. It is not in our interest to spin it off or IPO,” he said.

    That jibes with what sources have told The Post — namely, that Emanuel doesn’t want to lose his cash-cow UFC business to an IPO or spinoff.

    “Ari is adamantly against UFC going public. Endeavor wouldn’t be worth as much,” the source said before adding that they also “don’t want the fighters to know exactly how profitable the UFC is.”
     
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    UFC Shills on Sherdog will actually defend this.
     
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    Yeah the UFC doesnt care about its fighters... What else is new?
     
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    Not defending here, but I dont think its unreasonable to want something more legitimate than unverifiable sources. It sounds to me like someone pulled those numbers out of their ass.

    Previous documentation showed total revenue share closer to 25% if I remember correctly.
     
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    Frankie is rolling over in his grave right now.

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    Conor McGregor gets paid 10k in Reebok sponsors.
     
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    Not a shill but the fighters are doing it to themselves
    Those leagues both have a players union, the orgs. didn't just give em that split coz they're super nice people...They'd be doing the same thing the UFC are doing if they could
     
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    Getting life altering injuries for fighting for peanuts and Reebok coupons whilst this shit is going on.
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    Disgraceful. Pay that to the top x number of fighters.
     
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    “No one forced them to sign their contracts bla bla I’m 14 bla bla”
     
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    All this shows is that fighters are fine with the table scraps they are allowed.
     
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    If fighter's want a larger revenue split the only choice is to unionize or expect more of the same.

    I'm not all that mad about the meritocratic system they have in place now for determining salaries, but the sponsorship dealings for fighter's is fukt.
     
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    They would never take it publicly for the reason mentioned, it would be moronic, but then again the fighters only seem to have balls in the cage, outside they are good little employees who even at 17% of the revenue have close to zero interest in teaming up and doing something about it
     
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    Funny you mention about Eric, because he seemed to be very inactive on social media but recently he posted a new pic of himself, he is looking great!!, can't wait to see how he develops on his young mixed martial arts career

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    Some recent pics of Silva, I wish him well, he is still very raw but is developing very well the young boy
     

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