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Jones's Nike deal worth $20k a year?

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Maybe it's $20k per mile driven in Nike shoes without another car accident?

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Post #16   8/21/12 7:39:13AM   

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I think Nike is covering Jones' insurance rate for the next year

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I doubt it. Maybe 20k for the swoosh on the shorts per fight. Nike doesn't do 20k deals for the kinds of things that were being discussed, something that low would hurt their standing among professional athletes desiring sponsorship.

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Yeah I can't see it being only $20k a year, that would be a slap in the face from Nike if that was all they offered. I mean we're talking about a company that signed Michael Jordan to $500,000 a year back in 1984. That's the year Jordan came into the league, yes you could argue that basketball is bigger than MMA, but really it wasn't until the beginning of the 80's that basketball actually started gaining popularity.

Fast forward to today, and Nike gave LeBron the day before he was drafted $93 million over 7 years, which they later resigned back in 2010 (though the details were not disclosed it is figured to be roughly 10 million a year). Again, I do not think that MMA has as big of a pull as basketball (especially for a company that was originally based upon basketball shoes), but still 20 grand has got to be a joke.

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@FrontRowBrian reported that the deal was for one year initially and was worth $700k base pay, plus a % of his own signature line, including his own shoe.

He's a pretty reliable source most of the time

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