Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher
Is it in Nick's job description though?
Is Nick obligated to attend promotional events outside of press conferences, weigh ins and post fight events?
I think (not saying it is in Nicks contract) a fighter should be able to be a top level fighter and not be obligated to jump through all the monkey hoops the UFC asks... Really, is it required to be spilling your guts on camera to hype a fight and pulls fans heart strings by talking about your dad committing suicide?
Nick should be able to fight in the UFC, fight for main events or title fights and not have to put himself out there on all the promotional stuff the UFC does if he is willing to be paid less.
I have no clue if Nick is obligated to do so or not but think for less pay, fighters should have the option to not participate in media obligations. What other sport requires players to participate in major media obligations if they want to compete for the championship.
Would the NFL boot a team from not playing for the championship because one of the teams QB would not do a promo show?
It seems very clear Nick has anxiety issues and struggles in very public and social environments, true mma is not about the press.
If you are getting a PPV cut, it is only logical to assume that it is part of your contract.