Posted by cmill21
Posted by telnights
Posted by cmill21
Posted by telnights
I don't see why anyone is blaming the UFC for doing what any company would do if one of its people pulled the same stunt Randy is doing. Their contract is just a standard pro athletic contract and isn't any different then say your avg pro football players contract. Let any pro athlete demand more money mid contract and see how far it gets them.
Ussually gets them traded or more money acctually. Watch more pro sports.
I don't need to watch anything because I know your wrong. If you do a little research you will see that 99% of the time players never get more money. It would be dumb for any team owner to give in to those demands because then he would have all his players refusing to play if they didn't get more money. Before you start telling me to watch more sports maybe you should take your own advice.
Lol Shawn Marion was just traded after asking out, ummm Kobe demanded shaq get traded, Owens got out of San Fran, Briggs got Chicago to agree not to re-franchise him in turn he stayed with them for this season. Those are just a few of them off the top of my head, not all monetary because well not all randy's are.
Cmill, I am sure you mistaken on all but Briggs, and he didn't get more money. I think you may hear what the agent claims as a victory, and not know the actual contract details. Briggs had to play for them at the franchise tag last year, and got agreement that they would not franchise him again next year as long as he played 75% of the snaps. Hardly a sure thing, and the new NFl collective bargaining agreement makes franchising players for 2 years in a row ridiculously expensive. Bears GM Jerry Angelo said he would not have paid 120% of players previously franchised year salary anyway.
As for Shawn Marion. he has a clause in his contract that he can opt out after this season ,or take 17 million, so he had some leverage now. Randy has no such leverage in his contract, and can't legally refuse to abide by the terms of his deal. Marion has been asking to be traded for over a year, and Phoenix was cash strapped till recently ,and still wouldn't trade him till they knew they were going to lose him on the opt out clause after this year. They actually traded Kurt Thomas, and 2 # 1 picks for a second round pick just to save money not that long ago. Marion wants to shoot more, and stop being the guy who defends 4 different positions. Those were his own words on the Jim Rome show. He did not get more money, and wasn't traded, until the suns got what they wanted for him,and therefore didn't get his way. . They actually tried to trade him and others for garnett in the off season and didn't . They said they would not trade him for anything that they felt didn't make their odds of getting a championship better. So if you think over a year later, when they finally got what they wanted in a trade he got his way, I guess we will agree to disagree. Owens did not get out of San Franciso becuase he threw a fit. . He had a clause in his contract to make him a unrestricted free agent if he sent in the right paperwork by a certain day. His old agent did not do it, and they tried to then trade him to Baltimore. They went to arbitration and the arbitrator told the NFL he would rule against them if they didn't try to make a deal with TO. He then was traded to Philly and got less money than he would have as a unrestricted free agent.The NFLPA actually advised him not to sign the deal, and then he tried to renegotiate after 1 year. He complained about it, but was a good p0player for one year. Next year, he wanted more money, and was mad at Mcnabb. Not only did he not get his way, he has to pay back 3 million to Philly, and lost almost half a season on suspension. . The contract he later signed with Dallas took most of his ability to make a fuss out of it. It was basically structured as 3 one year deals, and yes they paid well, but Dallas could cut him after every year if he acted up and have no cap hit. He only got 5 million guaranteed in the initial deal , which is laughable compared to what other top receivers are getting. Kobe is on record , ( and so is Jerry Buss and Shaq himself) saying that Kobe never demanded Shaq get traded. Jerry Buss, and it now appears he was right, said he did not want to pay Shaq 30 million a year, or 80 million over 3 years. He said he felt Shaq was getting older, his body was breaking down, and he wanted to get value for him while he still could. Now Shaq did help Miami win a ring, so their investment wasn't a waste but he has broken down a lot since the trade, and is past his prime obviously. No player in the NFL/ NBA/ MLB has gotten traded
, had their old deal ripped up, and gotten more money in over 5 years. Daniel Snyder made that mistake once with Santana Moss , and he learned from it. Right after he extended Moss , Shawn taylor, Clinton portis, and Chris Samuels all made similar threats. He didn't give in to them, and the commissioner made sure of it. If owners let one guy do it, then a whole bunch more will follow. Whether you agree with Randy breaking his contract , or not, there has been no examples for a while. Also,Randy can't be traded to another company. This is serious apples and oranges, and Moss got a contract extension, not a new deal. The 2.9 million Randy made from the UFC in 2007 for fighting twice is more than he made any other year. it's also more than anyone not named Chuck Liddell made in MMA last year, and Chuck fought 1 extra time.