Posted by mrliquid
Do the refs have contracts with certain mma companys or do they get subcontracted because with all the talk going around about Dana White having a problem with his fighters wanting to be involved with any other orginization such as the IFL or W.E.C. than wouldnt he have a problem with his refs like Herb Dean and Steve Mazzagatti and even big John being involved in those orginizations or even Frank Mir doing commentary for W.E.C.?
Mir's an easy answer... Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, also owns the WEC... Therefor there's really no problem with crosspromoting the brands.. And will be a reason that we'll see the lower level UFC fighters head down to the WEC and probably some fighters 'graduating' and heading up to the UFC...
As for the other orgs... I would think that the refs are entitled to make money however they can and since they are really just background and not really headlining or selling any cards... I am of the impression that Dana doesn't want his fighters fighting elsewhere because he is most worried about giving a rival org ligitimacy... kinda like admiting they are on the same level as the UFC... IMO, he's basically just a dick