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UFC No Longer Issuing Signing Bonuses

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In an effort that he hopes will help avoid complications during contract negotiations, UFC President Dana White says he’s eliminated signing bonuses for fighters.

The UFC’s CEO made the comments in a recent interview with the L.A. Times, citing the organization’s ongoing problems with estranged UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture as a reason for the policy change. (The piece, which attempts to prove a rift between the UFC and fighters over pay issues, is available at latimes.com.)



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Post #1   12/27/07 1:17:56PM   

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Good decision !!

Couture ran away with 500000$ and i don't think the Fertilla brothers were happy to lost haft a million $ like that when the guy turned his back to his own signature .

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Post #2   12/27/07 1:29:54PM   

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i think its a good idea, sucks for fighters but smart for them

Post #3   12/27/07 1:43:21PM   

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Agreed, Couture messed this one up.

Post #4   12/27/07 2:30:56PM   

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I'm gonna have to agree as well, from a business stand point. Especially when you give a guy $500,000 and he walks out with 2 fights left.

Post #5   12/27/07 2:58:52PM   

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When we hire people at the company that I work for we give them a signing bonus but we make them sign a contract saying they have to pay it back if they leave the company within a specific time period.

Post #6   12/28/07 11:00:37AM