Posted by Manfred
Posted by fedorwins1
He's crazy for turning down the 200,000$ a fight deal. he's beaten B level fighters and the ufc is willing to give him that amount of money to fight!
I agree, esp. since he'll never be champ as long as CC is around.
Yeah. Vera Came into the UFC with a fairly good contract. It was 8K to show and 8 to win. But i dont see this guy as amazing yet. IF he could be Arlovski, Sylvia, Cro Cop, Heath Herring, Randy Coutre, Gabriel Gonzaga, i might be impressed. He did beat Assuerio Silva and that is his biggest win so far. IMO beating Frank Mir isnt so big of a deal anymore. Vera does seem to want a lot of frickin money. Somethin maybe a top10 guy would get. Until he is the UFC wont pay him that. If he really turned downa 200k deal witht he UFC (how many fighters over how many years?) he must think he is worth somethin.But how great is this 200k deal?
lets do some MMA pay math
Just a hypotheical
200k over 5 years. = 40k a year
2 fighters per year = 20k per fight (10 show, 10 win)
Doesnt Seem so Amazing now does it.
200k over 4 years= 50k per year
200k over 3 years = 66k per year
200k over 2 years = 100k per year
200k over 1 year = 200k per year
Assuming his contract has him fighting twice a year
4years = 25k per fight (12.5k show, 12.5k win)
3 years= 33k per fight (17k show, 17k win)
2 years= 50k per fight (25k show, 25k win)
1 year= 100k per fight (50k show 50k win)
So if you look at this Math. You can see how 200k over 3 or 4 years isnt a huge paycheck. If it were offered over 2 years he would be a highly paid fighter.
I highly doubt that he would get a 1 year contract at 200k due to the fact he isnt a Matt Hughes or Tim Sylvia. It isnt likely the UFC offered him more than 6 years for a deal due to the fact that that would be a very small margin of increase of pay from what he currently makes. The 1-2 year deals seem to high to be offered to him yet. The 3 year deal is to strange numbers so that is unlikely. IMO he was offred a 4 or 5 year contract (in refrence with the equations above). So as you can see Vera turning away from the UFC when he was offered Maybe 100k a year from another org doesnt seem unreasonable.
Note all Numbers are rounded. I have no confirmation that Vera was offered a 200k fight deal. All equations are hypothetical.
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