Rampage Jackson: UFC lies about its pay-per-view numbers

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grappler0000
1/31/13 11:22:28AM
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson was unhappy with the way he was being treated leading up to what may have been his final fight inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira at the UFC on FOX 6 event last weekend in Chicago (see it here).

But you knew that.

What you may not have known, are some of the specifics of his complaint against the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, which "Rampage" tells MMA HEAT is "taking advantage of its fighters" while "cleaning house" in the pay-per-view sales...

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KingCmb
1/31/13 11:30:30AM
rampage being rampage.....and im tired of it get lost already or shut up and be a fighter
george112
1/31/13 11:36:40AM
Well Rampage has a legitimate point ONLY if he is telling the truth though
Theoutlaw08
1/31/13 11:49:20AM
Someone tell Rampage to shut his Damn mouth. He's trying to paint a picture that probably isnt true at all. Hes doing this on his way out, so it makes it look like the UFC actually treated him bad. Tell him to take his 13 million and good to hell. Enough is enough of him already.
postman
1/31/13 12:03:57PM
I think it is a little crazy that they can hide these numbers. If you are paying people a % of what you sell you should have to report those numbers IMO.
BillsNewAccount
1/31/13 12:07:28PM
He just... Won't.... SHUT THE FUCK UP.

I knocked out Chuck and someone booed me.
I keep fighting people that use wrestling.
I tried to become an actor and Dana called me a bad name.

And the list goes on...
NE-1
1/31/13 12:11:40PM
I heard Rampage is changing his name to Tantrum
grappler0000
1/31/13 12:26:31PM

Posted by postman

I think it is a little crazy that they can hide these numbers. If you are paying people a % of what you sell you should have to report those numbers IMO.



They don't release the number publicly. Being a private company affords them the right not to. Every fighter that gets a PPV cut knows what the numbers are though...AND has the right to an audit. It's in their contract. If Rampage really believes what he's saying, he has the legal right to challenge what the UFC payed him. I think he just likes to run his mouth though, so I doubt we'll see that.
FastKnockout
1/31/13 12:44:21PM
Eh, I kind of agree with him. There's no real proof but I always assumed the UFC added some numbers to the real PPV buys. Why wouldn't they? The "we just say that to the press" wouldn't be that much of a shocker.

finnish_line
1/31/13 12:57:29PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Eh, I kind of agree with him. There's no real proof but I always assumed the UFC added some numbers to the real PPV buys. Why wouldn't they? The "we just say that to the press" wouldn't be that much of a shocker.





If they added buys to the real number they'd have to pay fighters more than they're required to.

Rampage is accusing the opposite.
bjj1605
1/31/13 2:06:03PM

Posted by finnish_line


Posted by FastKnockout

Eh, I kind of agree with him. There's no real proof but I always assumed the UFC added some numbers to the real PPV buys. Why wouldn't they? The "we just say that to the press" wouldn't be that much of a shocker.





If they added buys to the real number they'd have to pay fighters more than they're required to.

Rampage is accusing the opposite.



He's saying its one or the other.

Either they lie to the press to be impressive OR they lie to the fighters to short change them. He claims the UFC claims that they lie to the press and are honest with the fighters.
jae_1833
1/31/13 2:33:22PM
If this was true Zuffa would be getting sued by their fighters.
TeamDEY
1/31/13 2:37:05PM
Can Rampage just leave already.
LightsOUT23
1/31/13 2:51:05PM
Didn't Couture go through this money issue with the UFC when he left after recapturing the HW crown ? Seems like Rampage is at this stage now.
prozacnation1978
1/31/13 2:55:25PM
Would love to see the evidence

Ufc is proud of their ppv buys I don't see them tampering with them
postman
1/31/13 3:07:02PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by postman

I think it is a little crazy that they can hide these numbers. If you are paying people a % of what you sell you should have to report those numbers IMO.



They don't release the number publicly. Being a private company affords them the right not to. Every fighter that gets a PPV cut knows what the numbers are though...AND has the right to an audit. It's in their contract. If Rampage really believes what he's saying, he has the legal right to challenge what the UFC payed him. I think he just likes to run his mouth though, so I doubt we'll see that.



Thats what I figured. Didn't make sense they could do it any other way.
FlashyG
1/31/13 3:32:25PM
If the UFC was lying to the press, one of the many reporters covering the sport would have uncovered it by talking with the fighters.

If they were lying to the fighters they'd be getting sued by them.

When a guy on his way out of an organization starts slinging mud like this, I tend to think its sour grapes. I'd be more inclined to believe his claim if it were coming from someone who doesn't have an ax to grind.
telnights
1/31/13 3:57:04PM
Rampage has made himself a joke among the very people that support him. Rampage really needs to get someone that stands next to him in interviews and says STFU every time he starts down this conspiracy road because he is doing nothing but hurting his own image.
bjj1605
1/31/13 4:00:25PM

Posted by FlashyG

If the UFC was lying to the press, one of the many reporters covering the sport would have uncovered it by talking with the fighters.

If they were lying to the fighters they'd be getting sued by them.

When a guy on his way out of an organization starts slinging mud like this, I tend to think its sour grapes. I'd be more inclined to believe his claim if it were coming from someone who doesn't have an ax to grind.



I agree with this.

He's just being childish.
Dberntson
1/31/13 4:16:03PM
Rampage is like the psycho ex girlfriend that gets dumped, then continues to tell everyone who will listen that she is happy to have broken up and that she has moved on, yet continues to bad mouth the ex for years to anyone who will listen.
jay98107
1/31/13 6:27:16PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by finnish_line


Posted by FastKnockout

Eh, I kind of agree with him. There's no real proof but I always assumed the UFC added some numbers to the real PPV buys. Why wouldn't they? The "we just say that to the press" wouldn't be that much of a shocker.





If they added buys to the real number they'd have to pay fighters more than they're required to.

Rampage is accusing the opposite.



He's saying its one or the other.

Either they lie to the press to be impressive OR they lie to the fighters to short change them. He claims the UFC claims that they lie to the press and are honest with the fighters.



Seems like a convenient way for Rampage to say that, no matter what, the UFC is lying. Astounding how far my opinion of Rampage has dropped.
Chael_Sonnen
1/31/13 7:38:34PM
I call BS - - first off, Rampage can't count....Secondly, the UFC's PPV numbers are sooo large that it would be impossible for Rampage to use his fingers and toes to total up the numbers....IMPOSSIBLE.

Lesson to be learned kids......Can Rampage count? Nah......Can Rampage spell? Only 4 letter acronym's......like LAPD
Manfred
1/31/13 11:16:20PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by postman

I think it is a little crazy that they can hide these numbers. If you are paying people a % of what you sell you should have to report those numbers IMO.



They don't release the number publicly. Being a private company affords them the right not to. Every fighter that gets a PPV cut knows what the numbers are though...AND has the right to an audit. It's in their contract. If Rampage really believes what he's saying, he has the legal right to challenge what the UFC payed him. I think he just likes to run his mouth though, so I doubt we'll see that.



This
MALICE
2/1/13 8:17:22PM
Blah blah blah blah owwwwwwwww....t of his mind.