Originally Posted by Rise
I risk my long term health going to work every day should I get 100k? How about anyone out there doing a blue collar job should they get 100k ? If you want these guys to be paid based upon risk I certainly hope you want everyone else that has some danger in their job to get at least 100k.
This is a competitive sport that provides entertainment to people. That's what the pay scale should be based on.
Its complete BS to compare firefighters, teachers etc to UFC fighters or other athletes. It is quite obvious that noble professions in life should get paid way more but it is not a fair comparison and I am not even going to bother debating that.
You are actually comparing your job to someone that gets punched and kicked in the face on a daily basis and saying you take as much danger risk? I work in construction so I am the type of people you are talking about btw and its just not a fair argument. No one is filling up stadiums to watch me tile a fucking floor.
The UFC generates huge income, the bottom guys are getting screwed in the UFC more than any other pro sport. The only thing I can think of that is close in comparison is the X games athletes but that is an amateur sport at best and a lot of the viewers and athletes are anti corporation/anti mainstream.