Originally Posted by Mastiff_owner
From the way everyone was talking i was expecting way higher purses for the fighters. After looking at that and considerig 90% of the card is well known the pay is comparable to UFC except UFC headliners make more. They did nothing to impress me with their fighter payouts and now i don't see them being a legitimate threat to the UFC ever.
The 2 highest paid fighters in UFC are Chuck at $250,000 and now that Tito is back he is #2 on the pay list at $200,000. That is also including the win bonus. Hughes is at $110 with the winning bonus and Silva and AA are at around $90,000-$110,000 so Bas and Rampage were payed more than 99% of the UFC's highest payed fighters.
I see the WFA doing better their next card. What I really think they should do is go afetr Melvin Manhoef, pay the man, he will join and that would be sick, Rampage, Melvin, Lindland (boring as fuck though) and Lyoto as he will be good after he gets rid of the ring rust. That is seemingly the division they are looking to build and Melvin is the best available fighter out there (not sure about his current contract and how much it would cost to breech it but it would be worth it for the WFA).
But they certainly need to make more pickups or create another super card and it needs to be more stacked next time. They should've seen it coming a mile away that the Rampage vs Lindland fight was going to suck as Lindland is so damn boring to watch.
Any MMA fan should support the WFA though becasue if they fall off Dana White will allow these ridiculous fight cards like UFC 62! This is going to be the first UFC in 3 years that I do not order, I am so pissed about this card. Griffin vs Bonnar is way too early and Bonnar has not pregressed like Forrest has, this is going to be a one sided fight in Griffin's favor IMO but why not wait another year for this fight when they both have more polished skills?
My fight cards would've looked something like this:
Liddell vs Babalu
Ortiz vs Wuiff (but UFC fucked that up and let him go)
Vera vs Monson
Bisping vs Griffin
Melvin vs Homminick
Swick vs Quarry (wherever he is)
The fither payout would've been around $400,00 more but they would've made about $10 million dollars more in PPV's.