Posted by gabe531
agree that they should get paid alot but they also get under the table bonus' which nobody really knows how much. it saves them from paying taxes on it so that helps a fighter abit but they have alot of risk and few get a good reward
During the Randy fiasco this was addressed.
First of all, both Dana and Randy confirmed they are not "off the books" They are give a 1099 for it and it's reported to the IRS. It's just not reported to the AC's because it's not required, just like PPV cuts.
And Dana said it became expected and caused some problems, not just with Randy, but with some others, that are not doing any more "random bonuses" or whatever you want to call them.
I agree with the contract thing. If you signed it, you should honor it. But, I think the UFC pressures new guys into signing long term contracts. It doesn't play with the bigger stars, but the young guys just want to get in. They start winning and doing good and they realized they should be getting more and more but they are stuck in an old, crappy contract.
I remember that Rich Franklin had something like a 9 fight contract that he was still on as Champ. He was getting 14K/14K if I remember right. Sad thing is that his last fight before renegotiations (8th fight) was against Anderson.