Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR
If GSP is indeed making that kinda bank, it is largely in part to being Canadian. I dunno much about Canadian athletes outside of Gretzky and Bret Hart, but certainly they dont have the number of banakable guys like U.S. has.
Being a foreign born MMA fighter has a lot of advantages. A fighter can more easily represent his country, like GSP does for Canada, A.S./Shogun/Machida/Vitor/Wandy/Nogs/Aldo do for Brazil, Gustaffson does for Sweden, Bisping/Hardy do for U.K.
I think what you are saying here is pretty much right, if you look at GSP's last 3 fights all of them have been in Canada and all have had top gates in the UFC. And im not 100% sure on this, but since he is a canadian athlete doesnt he get taxed less then if he was american?
Originally Posted by rampage9712
Doin it big...
His camps and day to day must cost a fortune, given the information we have seen... But with that kind of money, it wouldnt even put a dent into it.
Im not sure it costs him a fortune, hes got a lot of good UFC guys that train with him at Jackson's/Tri Star and i dont think they get a piece of his purse unless he brings in someone that is not in one of those 2 camps, or if he travels to someone elses camp.
Originally Posted by travtera
There's lots of Canadians earning big coin in hockey. A guy like Sidney Crosby is probably raking in 15 million, sponsors included. He's a poster boy up here for pretty much everything. Lots of other players have multi-million dollar yearly salaries in the 5-10 Million range. Add in endorsements and they're doing pretty well for themselves.
You'd be surprised to hear that not a lot of players make a huge pay day in the NHL (compared to say NFL/MLB/NBA). Because there is a cap in place, players see between 7-10 million and crosby is one of those players (making 7.5 million) a season and then a handfull of other making 10-14 million (Weber,Richards,Tyler Myers,Parise,Sutter,Kovalcuck, and Vinny L).