Originally Posted by v3xi
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.
Feel free to ignore the point but the point is valid in the context of you saying risk should be the determining factor in someone's pay cheque.
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.
First off these guys don't get punched and kicked in the face full force every day no pro athlete trains at full contact every day that would be stupid. I'd rather step into a sparring ring on a daily basis then possibly fall off a roof, have a saw go through my hand, or get electrocuted wouldn't you?
Secondly you pretty much just agreed with the point I made in the other post. These guys are getting paid because people are willing to see them fight not because they might get hurt doing it. Hence when you are new and unknown you get paid less and have to earn your way up.
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.
How are they getting screwed ? what entitles them to a higher pay cheque? Are these guys so popular that they are drawing the fans in ? How many paying customers are actually buying events to see the under card guys ? How many other fighters out there are more then willing to take their place at a chance to fight and move up in the ufc for the same pay? Would the arena and PPV sales suffer in the slightest by losing any undercard fights ?
If the risk/reward factors were so horrible for these guys why is there a line up of guys trying to get into the ufc ? why are the guys that were there before trying to get back in ? Why isn't there a long line up of ex fighters that never made it in the ufc complaining about low pay ?
The income an organization makes and pays out to it's employees should always be based on what that employee does for the company.