Why pay for a training camp if you make 12k/12k in the UFC?

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  1. randysyatt

    randysyatt Zan Panzer

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    If I was making that Bum Fight Money the only training camp I would have is a Heavy bag and P90x.

    I would not have a manager either.

    I would put little to no effort in the fight either.

    I would throw a haymaker and if I miss take a dive and collect my 12k to show and my $2500 in Reebok money.

    I would like to know what the point is of putting in all this effort (Camp, management and putting on a three round war) for no money?
     
  2. KONE

    KONE Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    to help you win fights
     
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  3. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    You wouldn't be in the UFC, and would have to buy your own Reebok sh!t.
     
  4. BrazilianDude

    BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    It's a mid term investment. If you keep winning, your pay goes up.
    The only agent worth paying after the Reebok deal is Neal Magny's agent, whoever that is.
     
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    evildog46 Orange Belt

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    You get out of life what you put into it..
     
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  6. dogen

    dogen Purple Belt

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    One exception: honestly I would wait a little longer in the fight, for the other fighter to miss his haymaker and take his dive.
    Easy 12k more
     
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  7. Lanx

    Lanx 房仕龍 Double Yellow Card

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    Um actually there is P90x3 now
     
  8. zephid

    zephid Silver Belt

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    You wouldn't be in the UFC for long with that attitude either since you would lose every fight, which would lead to you getting cut. If you want to have a career in the UFC you have to win fights, and in order to do that you need to have a good training camp.
     
  9. screaminleeman

    screaminleeman Red Belt

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    Weight classes. Obviously, it is ridiculous for an athletic male over 200 pounds to ever fight in MMA. [PERIOD!] The financial opportunities freely given to these individuals clearly makes this career path an extremely poor choice for them. This pretty much spans the MW, LHW & HW divisions in the UFC..

    - There is no form of MMA that is contested in the NCAA/ NIT collegiate level offering full athletic scholarships to academic institutions.
    - The majority if not all mainstream sports in NCAA that do grant full "athletic" scholarships to smaller males are not conducive to MMA success. A college degree however makes the $$$ peanuts you mention silly to forgo a career in industry.
    - Small males that are not mentally gifted enough to qualify for full scholarships to college, or cannot afford college may be more attracted to this type of employment.
     
  10. MMA_Fan

    MMA_Fan Brown Belt

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    That's like asking why go college if you don't make six figures the first year after you graduate. You have to invest in yourself to succeed. The entire premise of this thread is ridiculously immature.
     
  11. Twelve75

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    kiss you 12k and reebok money goodbye.....you'll be a real stud at local shows....some boise dime may blow you because you've just won $1000 and she's had a few beers.
     
  12. Shaddows

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    it seems you would be cut and never amount to anything.
    Glad you are not a fighter.
    Sad to say, I would not be a fan anyway (since you put no effort in what you do)...


    the part you miss is the part where, the ones who do put the effort would win and continue to progress and make more money... invest now, and it will pay off later.
     
  13. NHB7

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    I assume a lot of the time, if you get big enough, you aren't paying. The camps are happy to train you to get the note worthiness of your name on their attached business. Furthermore, you usually teach at the camp you train at.

    Heck, I know pretty confidently that when Bobby Southworth was the Strikeforce champ, he wasn't paying to be trained.
     
  14. mooseman17

    mooseman17 Black Belt

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    Its an investment, but if you're going to do it one time then sure. Also, if you dnt have a training camp and all that other jazz, i highly doubt youre going to get a shot in the UFC.
     
  15. El Fernas

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    Then choose the right sport from the very beggining, soccer is cheap to start with and if you prove you are a good candidate big teams sign you even from a kid age and pay from that point (again, if you are good).

    Boxing doesnt pay the big money right from the start, you have to win (a lot) fights, the same with the UFC, if you were smart enough to sign a decent deal that will not be a problem, specially if you do great then there is those 50k performance bonuses, if you are smart and marketable enough, then there is Silva/Jones/Ronda/Conor money to be made, a few other make decent money too.
     
  16. kflo

    kflo Gold Belt

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    seriously?

    what you would do is irrelevant. you are not a fighter and no nothing about what it takes to be one.
     
  17. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Standing still is actually moving back

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    1. To get better
    2. To win fights
    3. Matchmakers go to gyms to find replacements all the time. Someone else's bad luck is your big break.

    Iron sharpens iron. Good training partners will only make you better.

    But I understand what you're saying TS. You're trying to go Apollo Creed son's route? Financial advisor by day and combatant by night?
     
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    You speak the truth
     
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    TatooNU Brown Belt

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    You can go workout at UFC gym. Better then P90x, Taebox, etc. Plus has hot women in the kick boxing classes.
     
  20. Roljo

    Roljo Black Belt

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    You wouldn't last long in the ufc if you fight that way and to get there you should've put in a lot of work (except if you're a big name (cm punk) and still you work to have a name). Basically you would throw away all of your previous work and the potential to become good and earn a lot of money
     

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