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Tim Kennedy blasts Reebok payouts, calls business side of MMA 'tragic and pathetic'

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Tim Kennedy didn't have nice things to say about the Reebok sponsorship payouts.

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Post #1   8/11/15 10:38:00AM   

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Glad he's saying it. It's unfortunate that most other fighters are unable to do so.

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Imagine if they gave the whole UFC roster a deal like, lebron gets, or kobe. One of their deals with those types of companies is absolutley outrageous for ONE person, so why not give a whole roster the equivalent? I mean i know they don't want to "lose" money but there's too much profit to hide and use that excuse.

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Posted by Kevro

Imagine if they gave the whole UFC roster a deal likrxe, lebron gets, or kobe. One of their deals with those types of companies is absolutley outrageous for ONE person, so why not give a whole roster the equivalent? I mean i know they don't want to "lose" money but there's too much profit to hide and use that excuse.



I'm not quiet understanding what you mean and I apologize for that. Give the whole roster the equivalent of what? Who are "they"?

Straight up, anything the UFC does to try to advance the sport should also benefit the fighters because they make the sport. This deal is not good for most fighter. A lot of them are losing tens of thousands of dollars. It's terrible.

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I don't think we'll be seeing Tim Kennedy inside the octagon any time soon..

Post #5   8/11/15 12:18:12PM   

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Dana White has brought mma to the mainstream and we should all be thankful for that but he is a shady, two-bit, thief. On top of cutting a really shitty deal, the money doesn't add up because Dana and the UFC are taking a cut.

Dana can continue to hustle, fuck over fighters and troll mma fans on twitter while Zuffa is still privately owned but there will come a time when Zuffa gets bought out and we will see where a dick head, two bit, hustler, with a severe gambling addiction ends up.

and to all the Dana White supporters out there, just remember Dana's own Mom said when he was born she knew he didn't have a soul.

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

Dana White has brought mma to the mainstream and we should all be thankful for that but he is a shady, two-bit, thief. On top of cutting a really shitty deal, the money doesn't add up because Dana and the UFC are taking a cut.

Dana can continue to hustle, fuck over fighters and troll mma fans on twitter while Zuffa is still privately owned but there will come a time when Zuffa gets bought out and we will see where a dick head, two bit, hustler, with a severe gambling addiction ends up.

and to all the Dana White supporters out there, just remember Dana's own Mom said when he was born she knew he didn't have a soul.



God DAMN! Even his own mama..lol..but a lot of fighter have actually said something, but maybe not to the degree Kennedy is going, maybe beside Aldo..but a lot of fighter don't like the Reebok deal..and some fighters have thrown away their gifts Reebok has given them after their fights..some should it was junk they would never use LOL..but when fighters contract are done, expect a few fighters to cross over to Bellator or WSOF..most likely Bellator since fighters have said nothing but good things bout Scott and they way he runs it

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Tim I like what you had to say but guess what??????????



Anyone else feels the same way???????

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Posted by Playground_Samurai

Glad he's saying it. It's unfortunate that most other fighters are unable to do so.



This.

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Mt guess is Kennedy won't fight again in the ufc
And ufc will keep his contract valid till it expires

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"Glover just fought OSP, right? The entire Reebok payout was $100,000 or something? All, every athlete on the entire UFC card that night," he said. "I made more sponsorship money in Strikeforce than every single athlete on that card that night. In one fight!"


Says it all right there.

I'm not a Tim fan but damn he must be frustrated. Politically speaking we're polar opposites but... He served his country, I'm sure he's seen and done some awful things to make America a better/safer place in his eyes. And now he feels he's being fucked over by corrupt government officials and the heartless corporation they're working with. He helped to impose that same corrupt system in third world countries, but I think he did it because he thought he was helping, so I can't take satisfaction from the irony of this situation.

And those countries also already had very corrupt governments so it's understandable how he would think he was helping, and in many ways I'm sure he was. Sorry to bring politics into it. I'm not trying to offend anyone.

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UFC won;t fire him, but, I expect the UFC to order NSAC to uncover a failed drug test for Tim from his fight last September in Vegas.

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Tim Kennedy isnt on Reebok's site anymore. doubt anyone really wanted one, but i guess we can expect this form of action from now on

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ANyone notice that Reebok is selling GSP Jersey's? How does that work?

Also, if you search through Reebok's site, you can search for your favorite fighter's fight kit.

So far I see there is no Gilbert Melendez, Branden Schaub or Tim Kennedy available for purchase. How are they going to make their 0.25% merch cut if no one can buy their merch?.

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Posted by GDPofMPG

Also, if you search through Reebok's site, you can search for your favorite fighter's fight kit.

So far I see there is no Gilbert Melendez



Probably under Giblert

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