Posted by jascri
Share the wealth Dana. These are the best most exciting athletes in the world and they need to be making more money--at least the top guys. look at other athletes in top organizations. $1,000,000.00 isn't that much for a signing bonus, really. Withoput these talented exciting fighters the UFc would be chaulked full of buffed-out wrestlers giving the fans 15 minutes of ground 'n pound. that thought alone makes me want to get back in to boxing.
Take care of your boys Dana--especially Dan! (who happens to be my all-time favorite fighter) this guy will help elevate you rcompany to the next level with out a doubt.
DON'T LET DAN GET AWAY!!!!
A couple of things, first if watch wrestlers g'n'p for 15 minutes makes you want to go back to watching boxing then why is Hendo your favourite fighter? for the most part other than throwing that big right (one that had only landed on Wandi in 3 years before Bisping) Hendo was doing just that.
Secondly did you learn nothing from the Afflcition debarcle? Any company in existance needs to make profit to survive, you do this by paying a fighter the minimum it is worth you paying them without them leaving, that's what capitalism is.
If you over pay fighters you lose money, if you lose money you go out of business and all the fighters lose money.
I guarantee Tim Sylvia would rather have been getting 100k and 100k per fight for the next few years than 800k and nothing for a one off that now sees him picking up scraps for the rest of his career.
Hendo is worth money, worth big money, he is noth worth a mil$ becoz he can not make the UFC a mil $. There is a reason the UFC is the only successful MMA org (along with Strikeforce) its becoz they have developed a pay scale that is sustainable, there is also a reason the UFC is top dog, its becoz the py scale is such that intisices the best to fight there and keeps them there.
Could they be paid more? Well I'd like for them to make big, big money, I'd like the pre-lim guys to be making bank, its the greatest sport in the world BUT to say that in a sport thats not even mainstream guys should be getting more than 1 mil signing bonus?