Why doesn't the UFC offer health insurance?

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  1. JohnMangala Purple Belt

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    Apparently the NFL and NBA offer health insurance and what not.

    Why not the UFC? Just as dangerous if not more.

    This Spencer Fisher case is heartbreaking, health insurance would've helped people like him and the people that are gonna become like him soon.
     
  2. Get To Da Choppa Brown Belt

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    UFC fighters are technically independent contractors, and Dana White and Co are greedy
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  3. Ingjr Brown Belt

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    The insurance alone would be more than Dana is paying his fighters per fight.
     
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    What happened to the king?
     
  5. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Independent contractors, not unionized, Dana is greedy, etc etc
     
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    Because they are stingy assholes
     
  7. toowoomba Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Fighters are guaranteed to get hurt badly after a fight, so no insurance company would want to make the contract. It's the reason why there are no insurance for stock market.
     
  8. gaffbyknees2 Orange Belt

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    Cause they are in the CTE business
     
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  9. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    They do. UFC pays for all fight related injuries

    Houston insurance agency HCC Insurance Holdings has been contracted to provide the coverage. The policy, which goes into effect June 1, 2011, is the first of its kind that covers a large group of combat athletes and is the first for Zuffa.”

    The policy also covers dental and life insurance for the fighters as long as they are under contract—also at no cost to the athletes. Overall, the policy covers doctor services, laboratory tests, emergency medical evacuation and physical therapy”



    Details in article below
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndic...ghters-and-how-it-furthers-the-sport.amp.html
     
  10. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    They do, but like any company they don't cover you after you leave. NFL is the only org I'm aware of that provides post employment coverage and that was a recent change due to CTE and I'm not sure the details like if they cover any and all injury related issues.
     
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    They're capitalist assholes.
     
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  13. JohnMangala Purple Belt

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    Hmm at least they cover that. But I mean post career- more relevant to cases like Spencer.
     
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    That's not true at all. You can insure basically anything, you just pay a premium based on risk. I believe the UFC covers the costs of injuries directly obtained during a fight, it's just the subsequent long-term issues that may arise that aren't covered. That type of insurance would definitely be expensive, but it's certainly doable.
     
  15. toowoomba Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    There are no reason to make the contract because it will cost no less than actually paying to the hospital after fighters get hurt.
    WWe are on the same page TS
     
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    @D 1 Wrestler

    aint no way UFC does 4-15 billion a year either

    UFC did 900 million supposedly


    youd be better off shopping in the market place rather then settling for UFC's Cobra Health & Dental coverage <Lmaoo><Lmaoo>
     
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    They cover medical from your fight. You need to provide coverage for yourself after fighting. Much like when you retire from your job
     
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    It's a slippery slope. Say you worked for a company and walked around all day as part of your job then quit. 5 years later you need knee surgery and a hip replacement due to excessive wear. Should your previous employer pay for all that?
     
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    Have you ever heard of a criminal organization offering health insurance? LOL, gtfol
     
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