Originally Posted by dagreat1
I can't stand the man, he puts together shitty fight cards (if Joe Silva is putting them together with a given budget, regardless, Dana still sees the card and gives it the final OK) and pays fighters in buiscuts and cookies instead of what they deserve. Then the first great card we will see this year is a plot for Dana to draft some Japanese fans, I just don't respect that, don't get me wrong it is good marketing but it is a slap in the face for me as I have been a fan of the UFC forever and have been screaming for better cards and do not get them and it takes a marketing plot in order to get a better card, that pisses me off.
Fighters make big paydays when they put a$$e$ in seats. I think Ivan Salaverry is a great fighter. He's one of my favorites, but if I'm putting a card together I'm not paying him big money. No one is buying a ticket when they hear his name, and no one is going to push the order button when they see his name. Liddell, Hughes, Ortiz, Rampage, Silva, even Gracie and Rutten are guys that people will pay big money to see, therefore they get paid big money. The UFC is what's driving this sport in America right now, like it or not. The guys they put in fights are the guys we talk about in this forum, and then when the fight sucks we blame the UFC. If new fans come to this forum and see everyone hatin on the UFC, and it's the only show they ever get to watch, it'll be hard to grow a fanbase any larger than just hardcore fans.