Originally Posted by doogster34
1. less sanctioning bodies
2. less weight classes. the difference between weight classes shouldn't be determined by whether you took a big dump in the morning.
3. allow boxing to be run like mma. Where the promoter is also the sanctioning body. Do you think if Mayweather and pacqiou (sp) were in the UFC it would take this long for the fight to happen.
The UFC could not contain both Pacman and Mayweather. Looking at the amount of PPV buys each of them brings just off their name alone, their market value is worth more than what the UFC could ever afford to pay them. Mayweather made a guaranteed 22.5 million for the Mosley fight and that's not even taking into account the revenue from ppv sales and the gate itself. He walked away with approximately $40 million. There is nobody in the UFC, not Lesnar, Fedor, GSP, Anderson, Liddell, or Couture who can command even a fraction of what Mayweather commands.
And furthermore, the money Mayweather makes from boxing didn't happen overnight. It took many many years to get into this position to command mega million dollar paydays. This is something people tend to forget when they say "Hey all these boxers make so much money!"
You better be a damn good boxer to make that kind of loot. Tyson post-prison was at his most popular and made similar money. DLH...same thing.
Somebody like Lesnar isn't in a postion to command that kind of money although I do think that if he gets bigger in stature, he will be in a position to command more money than what the UFC is willing to pay him. The only thing is, Lesnar can't command it because nobody else in MMA can pay him what he wants. So he's not really able to get more money outside of the UFC. But I do think if he's a good businessman, he should command a bigger percentage of the gate, ppv buys and more money up front.
Somebody like Carwin is more than willing to bend over and let Dana do as he pleases. It's why Carwin is a joke of a businessman. 40K up front for the Lesnar fight is a complete joke, no matter if Carwin is making money from sponsors or what not.
The UFC is lucky in that MMA is a young sport. When fighters begin gaining the media attention and popularity of world class athletes like Andre Agassi in his prime, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Lebron James, etc...the UFC is going to be forced to pay much much more money. But since the UFC is the only game in town, the fighters best do what they're told. The top stars are still being paid well just as long as they're winning their fights. But if you look at what Lesnar makes for a UFC fight and what somebody like Mayweather or Pacquiao makes for a boxing match, the UFC is still in the prehistoric ages. Then again, MMA is a very young sport whereas boxing has been around for over 100 years.