UFC sold just in time before Fighters Union.

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  1. PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN

    PRIDE_DREAM_RIZIN Blue Belt

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    So now that the PFA has announced its intentions to Unionize the UFC roster. What exactly is going to happen? Health Benefits, pay structure, no more reebok sponsors?

    It's obvious the UFC has been able to become a billion dollar business by the blood of the fighters. Now the ball is in the fighters side. What does the future look like for Dana and the UFC?
     
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    I believe the fighters will want to abolish the political ranking system. I hope the fighters decide on the PRIDE tournament system. Just like every other sport. #1 seed vs #16. A Cinderella upset
     
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  3. Sparkie

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    I don't think unionizing will be as easy as people might think. As it is right now they are all independent contractors... in a sense... and are subject to the terms and conditions of their specific contracts.
     
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    USADA and the Union bringing this fucker down.

    Really good time to sell. And that's why the Fertitta's are billionaires and we are not.

    It isn't dying but it's a big kick in the balls right now.
     
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    Ferritas left at the perfect time, they aren't dumb.

    USADA/Unions/Post fallout of Rhonda/Conor/Jones imploding
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    Great cartoon.
     
  7. ZuffaExecutive

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    There not the first union or association in mma.

    Even with a union though i dont think it would overally change all that much.They already have health insurance,there is only so much money the new comers and middle runners will earn.It will basically just stop all the bs like your fired if u dont sign ur likeness away for free
     
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    If anything, I would say a union building is because the Fertittas are leaving. They are notoriously anti collective bargaining, and aren't above using dirty tactics to keep them away from their casinos.
     
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    Basically if the entire roster got together and demanded to be represented by a union , the UFC would have no choice. Getting everyone to agree is probably not going to happen. I would just get all the current champions to join and BAM! It's Union time!
     
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    I would first have Dana White impeached, get that goof out of office.
     
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    UFC sold in time, I agree, Lorenzo counting his billions now
     
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    they would have to honour the contracts that are already in place
    it's how it works

    then
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    what are the chances of getting them all on the same page
    to challenge the UFC and other fight orgs??

    I'm not a big union supporter but the UFC has gotten really powerful
    and hard not to argue with it being at the expense of the fighters
     
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    Yeah it's the union that is going to bring it down. Lol. They sure fucked up the nfl, MLB and NBA huh?
     
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    Don't get the wry humour eh ?
     
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    Is the ufc sale 100% final or can the new buyers / gold back out of the deal still?? I'm not a business guy but I'd think there might be some outs due to the recency of the deal or some contingencies that might break it?
     
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    it is a little fishy that right when fertittas leave a union may be announced.
     
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    They are good business man. But they had a little help from thier mobster dad. They were born rich and became super rich.
     
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    I'm sure any company/companies with the resources to raise 4 billion to buy a fight league, probably knew about the fighters growing discontent with pay etc,etc. The idea of a union has been floating around for years. I'm sure most buyers were aware of the risks invovled with buying the UFC.

    High risk, high reward
     
  19. Gobias

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    My thoughts exactly, that and the fact that the UFC sold for 4 billion got a lot of the fighters fired up and talking.
     
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    Why exactly would the top fighters join a union meaning they make less or lower guys make more. And if top guys don't join Union why would they care about the mid tier guys
     
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