Originally Posted by travtera
Fitch got payed handsomely last night no doubt about that but keep in mind the guy hasn't received a pay cheque in almost a year. He's got a home, family and many other expenses to worry about. Professional Athletes have shortened careers in comparison to the rest of us and need to maximize what they can during that career. It is eye opening and startling that an elite guy like Fitch is running into these troubles. I for one am happy for him. I'm not the only one that had some question marks about him coming into the fight (even though I did pick him) and it was great to see him answer those question with the gutsy performance that he did.
Yes but like Leucoethiops said a one year Fitch pay check is larger than 3 years of his without sponsor money. The shortened career is all the more reason not to be foolish with your money. A family of 3 doesn't need a 7500 to 10,000 sq ft house either. To be considered rich you need more money than it takes you to live for awhile. You can be the highest paid ever and spend it all = your poor. Hit a bump in the road and your bankrupt.