Who pays for Corey Hill's recovery?

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MMAcca
12/18/08 12:03:47PM
Dana White spoke on the topic on local Las Vegas radio:

"Corey Hill is still in the hospital. He had surgery, they put a plate in his leg. We paid for all that. We covered all those expenses. He'll go into rehab, we'll pay for that too."

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People can hate on Dana all day long for me, but you can't deny he looks after his fighters.
ohiostate1016
12/18/08 12:27:11PM
I'm not a Dana hater, but perhaps the possibility of being sued influenced his decision a little here.
Bowen50
12/18/08 12:56:01PM

Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm not a Dana hater, but perhaps the possibility of being sued influenced his decision a little here.



i guarantee no fighter can sue the company for getting hurt in the octagon. there is definitely something in every fighters contract saying you can't sue if you get hurt in the cage. it's honestly just part of the sport, no one comes out of a fight un-scaved. Props to Dana
postman
12/18/08 1:04:56PM

Posted by Bowen50


Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm not a Dana hater, but perhaps the possibility of being sued influenced his decision a little here.



i guarantee no fighter can sue the company for getting hurt in the octagon. there is definitely something in every fighters contract saying you can't sue if you get hurt in the cage. it's honestly just part of the sport, no one comes out of a fight un-scaved. Props to Dana



On the same note there is prob something in the contract saying the UFC will cover expenses for any injury sustained in the cage.
cmill21
12/18/08 1:30:23PM
And if your injured in the NHL they pay for your recovery and you still get your salary. Don't see what the big deal is, should be this way.
DCRage
12/18/08 1:31:37PM
Probably that he's still out 12-18 months, has a family to support, and may have trouble getting a job on the side to pay the other bills/expenses. Maybe they need to talk to Dana about getting that insurance...they need to cue the duck..."AFLAC!"
ohiostate1016
12/18/08 1:33:14PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Bowen50


Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm not a Dana hater, but perhaps the possibility of being sued influenced his decision a little here.



i guarantee no fighter can sue the company for getting hurt in the octagon. there is definitely something in every fighters contract saying you can't sue if you get hurt in the cage. it's honestly just part of the sport, no one comes out of a fight un-scaved. Props to Dana



On the same note there is prob something in the contract saying the UFC will cover expenses for any injury sustained in the cage.



I was assuming that most people knew there was an injury clause in contracts. I was trying to say that Dana would get sued if he broke the contract, not because Hill got hurt.
aaa9erh8er
12/18/08 1:57:59PM

Posted by cmill21

And if your injured in the NHL they pay for your recovery and you still get your salary. Don't see what the big deal is, should be this way.


that it should be this way but how much should be one way but isnt. i say props to zuffa as a whole on this one
decken
12/18/08 2:15:03PM

Posted by DCRage

Probably that he's still out 12-18 months, has a family to support, and may have trouble getting a job on the side to pay the other bills/expenses. Maybe they need to talk to Dana about getting that insurance...they need to cue the duck..."AFLAC!"




Sadly Aflac does not cover fight in a cage. I have it and that is one of the things it will not cover. I can't remember what the others were.
DCRage
12/18/08 2:22:35PM
That's bogus...oh well, was worth a try anyway considering they give you cash, which as Yogi says "is just as good as money". It certainly would've helped cover some of Corey's other expenses.
aaa9erh8er
12/18/08 3:31:19PM
dc brought up a good point paying the bills aside how is he gonna live. how much was his purse for the fight. will it last the 12-18 months untill he can fight.i didnt think of that. hopefully the ufc has some aflca type thing
Wolfenstein
12/18/08 5:42:20PM
I think that's what the Corey Hill fund is for. To help him and his family survive these 12-18 months until he can fight again. Most likely his gym will help him out as well...hopefully...and recoup the money when he's back in action.
slapshot
12/18/08 7:05:00PM
Well first off you can sue regardless of a contract, the question is will the judge decide to tossed it out right away or hear arguments.

You can never sign away any of your rights not that that directly apply's to this but its worth stating.

Ill give you a legitimate case where a fighter could sue the UFC. If a fighter goes into a fight and half way into the fight he gets pushed up against the cage and for some reason the cage gives way and in the fall he has some type of permanent damage lest say its his eye, he not only could sue but he would probibly win. I dont think it would ever come to that because the UFC would most likely settle out of court.



what about Workmans comp or dissablity, LOL.

MMA
12/18/08 8:28:09PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Bowen50


Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm not a Dana hater, but perhaps the possibility of being sued influenced his decision a little here.



i guarantee no fighter can sue the company for getting hurt in the octagon. there is definitely something in every fighters contract saying you can't sue if you get hurt in the cage. it's honestly just part of the sport, no one comes out of a fight un-scaved. Props to Dana



On the same note there is prob something in the contract saying the UFC will cover expenses for any injury sustained in the cage.


If that is the case, why did Kalib run for 15min instead of fighting on the broken foot and then getting covered by the UFC?
haggiswashere
12/18/08 11:52:31PM
I bet these guys are insanely expensive to insure if they do....
SpiderSilva
12/19/08 12:32:42PM
Im sure all major sports pay for anything ifan athlete gets hurt doing his job while on the job you know we can't forget they are doing their job just like if one of us gets hurt at our job those mofo's better pay to get us fixed or there would be some shit hitting the fan
casey64
12/19/08 2:31:11PM
You may think Dana is a dick but he knows how to run a fight company, care for the fighter,etc, Dana is the man IMO.
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