Posted by tcunningham
its a bunch of crap paying the loser more, but i see were their coming from. pudz probably brought more people than silvia would have if he was fighting someone else. not only that but we dont know what kinda of shenanigans are going on behind the scene with the pay negotiations. i think silvia's done with the big shows.
No it's not. Most people were tuning into that fight to see how Mariusz would do against an experienced fighter. If it wasn't Tim they could easily have gotten a lot of other people.
People always make this argument, in the end it's a _SPECTATOR_ sport and so, you get paid to bring in spectators, not to win fights. Obviously you're a lot more likely to have people want to watch you if you win, but the point is that that isn't what fighters are really getting paid for. Someone beating another guy up doesn't make the company money, people paying to watch it does. Whoever people want to watch the most will get paid the most, and that isn't Tim Sylvia right now.
Winning does not equal bringing in viewers if you're boring, and Tim Sylvia is boring, as much as I believe he is a very good fighter.
Now watch how much Mariusz gets paid in his next fight if he has one. I bet it gets slashed in half at least because he was exposed, the questions were answered, and now no one really cares.