Yeah...I listened to Dana's official spin on the whole salary thing...but when the UFC make millions and a fighter goes in the octagon and gets injured while he gets the hell beat out of him for a few thousand bucks and has to eat a lot of personal expenses out of that...that just isn't right.
That's why a lot of good fighters fight elsewhere...because they make better money and get treated better.
And I wouldn't put too much value in what Dana says about money...he is paid to make money for Zuffa...not to give a damn about the fighters.
The few top tier guys do fairly well..but a lot of that comes out of endorsements and sponsors...not just from Zuffa.
But it's the new guys and mid-carders that always get pretty crappy pay and fight just as hard and get hurt just as much...sometimes even more.
BTW...I also think it was pretty damn disrespectful to the fighters when Dana gave that bum Ken Shamrock $10,000 in cash just to jerk Tito around in a pool game right in front of all of the guys in TUF 3....but that just shows you what an inconsiderate ass he can be sometimes.
Good grief...that's more money than most of those guys get paid for 5 or 6 fights...and it was damn rude to pull a stunt like that...and bring all of the fighters (especially including the losers) in and make them have to sit there and watch it all go into Ken's pocket...of all people.
Just what the hell exactly did Ken do for Dana on TUF 3 to deserve a freebie bonus of ten grand anyway?
(Something that probably involved chapstick and kneepads no doubt...lol)
Too bad one of them didn't mug Ken's old punch-drunk ass when he walked outside, take the cash and walk away laughing.
Now that would have been some good "reality" tv drama worth watching...lol
Last edited by #1taz; 07-14-2006 at 06:38 PM.