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Dana White says he can solve UFC fighter pay gripes – by eliminating bonuses

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The UFC is contemplating the elimination of fight-night and discretionary bonuses to fighters, the promotion's president told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

"You don't like the structure? All right, we'll pay the lower-level guys more money – no more f--king bonuses," Dana White said. "You guys come in, you negotiate your contracts, and we do away with all bonuses. That's what I'm thinking about doing."

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Post #1   7/1/13 9:13:45PM   

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Uh oh. Done made Daddy Dana mad.

Post #2   7/1/13 9:14:27PM   

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Yikes someone sure isn't happy... I bet we don't hear any complaints for a long time if these guys are smart

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athletes will always bitch about money

Post #4   7/1/13 11:33:02PM   

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I can't imagine that being needed, but I also don't work in financing. It comes down to management as well, a big fighter draws attention and memberships to gyms. Take that into account with sponsorships and media gigs payments.

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this is all Brian Caraway's fault

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Pretty soon MMA is going to have to pay the lower level fighters more. The UFC is basically the public face of MMA so Dana throwing a tantrum about guys complaining about making less than a garbage man, bar manager, teacher or whatever will eventually have to be addressed.

I can't wait for them to get better pay because I sure as hell know I wouldn't do what they do for an average wage.

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He's starting to sound like dean werner (sp?) from "animal house".

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Posted by airkerma

He's starting to sound like dean werner (sp?) from "animal house".



Tim Kennedy is on double secret probation.

Dana's shtick is getting old. The bonuses are better for the organization then the fighter. They incentivize exciting fights. Dana must be super pissed to bluff this hard.

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Every fighter should make more money than Dana.

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Posted by airkerma

He's starting to sound like dean werner (sp?) from "animal house".



Tim Kennedy is on double secret probation.

Dana's shtick is getting old. The bonuses are better for the organization then the fighter. They incentivize exciting fights. Dana must be super pissed to bluff this hard.

Yep it would hurt the UFC more than anything more GSP style fighters.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... round 3.

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Dana white just needs to pay guys more money. Period. Instead of paying the debuter ten thousand. Pay him 25. Make a minimums of 25 thousand. He can easily afford it. People like silva, GSP, etc dont complain about money for a reason. They won't ask for hire. It's just the middle tier fighters are. Pay more money out. He doesn't need to get rid of bonuses. The UFC is brining home some serious money.

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Posted by Lungsofsteel

this is all Brian Caraway's fault



i blame UFC 151

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And too think Dana White would always brag how much money the ufc made over top of the NFL, WWE, etc and the money those organizations are paying for those athletes? And with more athletes even. It's ridiculous that Dana white says the bonuses are stopping them for giving everyone a raise but bonuses are more fair. No,
It's Dana white and his posse that love to take extra money being made.

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