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Why did Dana cave in to Conor’s wage demands all those years ago?

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  1. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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    Conor broke the mould as far as mma pay goes, but I wonder whether Dana regrets giving in to Conor years back. There must have been a point where they both felt a shift in power towards Mcgregor, but Conor has always needed the UFC, well only until lately, but when he was building his brand. Sure he could have went to Bellator or somewhere and become another Venom Page but that wouldn’t have led to the big bucks.
     
  2. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    Surprising that he did IMO. The Floyd fight was the biggest misstep. But that really was WME's doing. they heavily leveraged themselves to over pay for the UFC and McGregor was a big part of inflating that ultimate sale price.
     
  3. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    Back then the UFC really relied on that PPV money.

    Now they've got ESPN covering that.
     
  4. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    Dollar signs baby.
    But in all honesty I wonder what Mcgregor’s devils deal was? Money,fame,opportunity but we milk you for every penny your worth.
     
  5. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Back when Conor wanted Khabib in Russia… Isn’t he awesome?
     
  7. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    Dana is a greedy fuck.
    But he didn't cave in. he chose money NOW over money in the future.

    They both made millions. Conor furthered UFC around the globe. So both profited.
     
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  8. markg171 Gold Belt

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    Because he's a much smarter businessman than you are.

    Conor is the best thing that ever happened to the UFC.
     
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  9. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Because he made them absolutely millions.

    What kind of a question is that?
     
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  10. Nightgunner05 Purple Belt

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    Jesus, is that really Dana? He looks like a completely different person.
     
  11. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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  13. GrantB13 Red Belt

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    Dana wanted the money.
     
  14. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    He didn't cave in to anything. They made deals that made them both a lot of money.

    Conor knew his worth. He negotiated hard but fairly, it seems.

    If anyone else sells 2m PPV's, I'm sure Dana will give them big points after half a million sales too.
     
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    Conor has made the UFC probably about half a billion dollars at least. I'm sure the UFC is so sad about that.
     
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    Sherdoggers give The worst business advice of all time.
     
  17. Moro Brown Belt

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    It's the casuals that funded Conor bank account, his entire fanbase are casuals.

    WWE crossover fans.
     
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    If anything Conor us underpaid
     
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    so making 3 milliion fight purse is a bad thing?
     
  20. INoHespectChael Red Belt

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    ufc caving to conor? The same ufc that pulled conor from ufc 200 main event slot because he didn't want to go to the press conference?

    Dana and ufc will never bend over for a single fighter like they proved so many times. Ignoring jones' request for more money and creating the interim HW belt to move on is one recent example.
     
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