Why a UFC Union WON'T Improve Fighter Pay

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  1. George Jetson

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    For the sake of argument, let's just assume that a UFC fighter's union is formed in the future.

    It still won't mean JACK SHIT and won't likely give the fighters anything they want.

    Let's analyze:

    1) The UFC is not obligated to give a union what it asks for, or anything at all.

    2) The UFC must only negotiate in good faith with a union, but it can still deny every request after those negotiations are concluded (if it deems them financially not viable).

    3) If the union threatens to strike it would have no impact UNLESS all the biggest UFC stars were threatening to strike too.

    4) The chances of the biggest UFC stars joining a strike is almost ZERO -- cuz they're already well paid and why would they risk their family's livelihood for a bunch of prelim/undercard fighters who suck anyway?

    5) If the prelim/undercard fighters decide to strike all by themselves and try to physically form a picket line at UFC events, they'll be HUGELY OUTNUMBERED by thousands of fans who will swarm right past them to get to their seats.

    6) Not a single fan is going to respect any picket lines formed at UFC events cuz they paid good money for those tickets and don't care about prelim/undercard fighters who suck anyway.

    7) The union organizers have spent the last few years talking shit about MMA being too barbaric of a sport to be legalized in New York. They've also said that MMA fighters are prone to domestic violence (they've basically called MMA fighters animals). *Therefore I don't see how these unions can gain the trust of the UFC's biggest stars (which they'll need) if they've already called them members of a barbaric sport.

    There you have it Shertards.

    Even IF this 'union' is ever formed, it still won't mean JACK SHIT.

    Prelim/undercard fighters deserve whatever they get cuz nobody pays to see them fight. They are akin to practice football squads and minor league teams, not true NFL or MLB players.

    People pay to see the big names fight.

    Same with any sport.

    You don't see no name boxers on HBO getting Mayweather money.
     
  2. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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  3. mmafan559

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    union not happening , not in next 10 years anyway
     
  5. TFanatic

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    In the sherdogger mind.

    Step 1: Form union
    Step 2:?
    Step 3: Profit
     
  6. mmafan559

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    oh hey does boxing have a union?

    or do a handful of fighters make the lion's share of the money and the rest hope to ride their coattails and eek out a living?
     
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    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    this guy's always angry about something.

    are you my ex-wife?
     
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    And if the highest paid fighters didn't join a strike, how would the ufc put cards on? Do you think all fighters in the main card make great money?

    So the highest paid fighters don't strike, they have enough for maybe two cards in a row..... And then what? Do two more in 6 months? What happens when they best each other up?

    If 90% of the fighters were to strike it wouldn't matter if all the high end fighters didn't
     
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    Let say the high paid fighter has also have friends from the same gym that wants to fight on main card? They would just find other fighters to join as long the main draw sticks around.
     
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