Count me in too.
Having met some of the guys that fight in mma events...the one consistant thing they all admit is the pay pretty much sucks unless you are fortunate enough to be one of MMA's chosen few top guys.
And they have all had to negotiate hard for what they got...and market themselves shrewdly any way they can constantly to get any resemblance of permanent financial security.
These guys that stay in it for the long haul and never get a title shot really have to seriously love what they do...because they and those close to them go through a lot of hard financial times just for what they give to the fans.
It is sure as hell not a career choice for the meek or timid...or undedicated whiner...and good management is a must if they ever want to succeed.
From that perspective..I am always curious to see what Zuffa, Pride, K-1, WFA, etc. pays these guys.
If anyone was to ever calculate the total earnings of the average MMA fighter against the total number of fights they have had (not even considering all of the costs and the expenses they have to pay for themselves)...I bet people would show them a lot more respect.
But that is info that the various fight organizations just don't want everyone to know...for very obvious reasons.
Last edited by #1taz; 07-11-2006 at 12:44 AM.