Originally Posted by fightthetap
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.
I couldn't agree more. Aside from a couple intellilgent posts basically all i am hearing is the typical bitching and whining about Dana White. Give it a rest already. The guys is a BUSINESSMAN. He makes good sound BUSINESS decisions. And for all of you that say "well if they paid what pride pays they would have better cards" well you know what aside from the top fighters i don't think pride pays shit. They don't publish the fighter purses so it is pure speculation on your part as to what they are paying fighters.
I mean fuck rampage is always saying show me the cheddar. He "only" got paid 100k for WFA. It pride pays so much he probably would have made more staying with them. Give it a rest and grow up.