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  • 12-03-2012, 07:04 AM
    roaddawg
    I voted pay them both the same. At a catch weight both fighters are making a sacrifice that could impact their ability to perform.
  • 12-03-2012, 05:09 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    I have a hard time telling if you're being sarcastic But I think his logic is perfectly reasonable. Not only are there concerns about his continued durability, but if he loses badly it could impact his sponsorships. A loss may very well reduce his lifetime earnings and I think what he's doing is smart.
    Was not sarcasm, it was sincerity.

    Be it true or not, that would be my mindset were I GSP in this situation. Taking on a larger fighter who just so happens to be the most technically skilled strikers in the game is indeed a risk. GSP will make sure the reward measures up to the risk, if it doesn't then we won't see the fight come to fruition.

    Most of what we will be hearing during the negotiations will be bullshit, so I take what I see with a grain of salt and instead deal with the hypotheticals.
  • 12-03-2012, 05:01 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Too many people I like and respect called bullshit on this. Straka was just talking out of his ass here.
  • 12-03-2012, 03:58 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post
    ya, but those fights are on free network TV in Brazil if i remember correctly... The PPV scene isnt anything to talk about outside of North America....

    The TV deals the UFC has in Brazil brings them some good $ as well, as Anderson brings in the viewers.
    Ah true enough didn't know they were free TV in Brazil. Then it would come down to how much money they figure the are making off the TV deal that they may not make if Anderson was on the roster.

    I'd still say internationally outside of their respective countries GSP brings in more viewers but that's just an opinion.
  • 12-03-2012, 03:31 AM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    That also goes to show that while Anderson has a much larger base home country base to draw from he still under sells GSP by a fair bit. With Brazil being the one of the major innovators of MMA you would think a fighter as good as Anderson would out sell GSP.
    ya, but those fights are on free network TV in Brazil if i remember correctly... The PPV scene isnt anything to talk about outside of North America....

    The TV deals the UFC has in Brazil brings them some good $ as well, as Anderson brings in the viewers.
  • 12-03-2012, 03:19 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by rampage9712 View Post

    True, GSP is the biggest PPV draw out there now. Im sure his team and the UFC know that, that will play a big role...

    you also cannot discount what Anderson brings to the table... There are factors beyond PPV #'s... How many eyes will be on the UFC in Brazil, a country that has a much larger population than Canada... There is plenty of advertisement money to be had for all involved based on that. Not saying it is more/less/equal to what GSP brings to the table, because we simply dont know... but it has to be considered as well.
    That also goes to show that while Anderson has a much larger base home country base to draw from he still under sells GSP by a fair bit. With Brazil being the one of the major innovators of MMA you would think a fighter as good as Anderson would out sell GSP.
  • 12-03-2012, 03:05 AM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Its hard to say. The UFC and the fighters management knows their "true value" far more than we do, it often falls somewhere in between after negotiations.

    Both fighters are going to make bank on this fight, I wouldnt have a problem with either getting more than the other. So long as it isnt blatantly unfair.

    It is a good idea to start your price out high, but we all know that 50 mil is not going to happen, Floyd and Manny dont make that much... Something like that is years away from happening in MMA.
    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    I think it should be close, but GSP should get a little bit more for fighting a guy much larger than him.
    I cant remember... Did BJ get paid more to fight GSP?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    If you base it on the real basis fighters are paid under then you give more to the guy who sells tickets and PPV buys and that is GSP by a long shot.
    True, GSP is the biggest PPV draw out there now. Im sure his team and the UFC know that, that will play a big role...

    you also cannot discount what Anderson brings to the table... There are factors beyond PPV #'s... How many eyes will be on the UFC in Brazil, a country that has a much larger population than Canada... There is plenty of advertisement money to be had for all involved based on that. Not saying it is more/less/equal to what GSP brings to the table, because we simply dont know... but it has to be considered as well.

    Im sure Dana, the Fertitas, Anderson, GSP, Soares, and Zhabi are all going to be sitting fat with cash after the fight.
  • 12-03-2012, 01:49 AM
    Rise
    If you base it on skill thy should both get about the same. If you base it on who needs to be motivated to take the fight more then GSP.

    If you base it on the real basis fighters are paid under then you give more to the guy who sells tickets and PPV buys and that is GSP by a long shot.
  • 12-03-2012, 12:47 AM
    v3xi
    Quote Originally Posted by v3xi View Post
    Right but way back when this was going on it was actually some crazy figure that people were bsing about and not 500k a fight. I am comparing that situation to this situation. You really think someone from GSP's camp is going to rat him out on this? You think a bunch of people would actually know the figure GSP even wants?

    He more than likely would ask for a higher cut of the % of PPV buys that he already gets anyway and not some flat figure.
    Like I said above, obvious bullshit and GSP has to answer to this crap now thanks to Dana and Anderson making that scene a week before UFC 154.
  • 12-03-2012, 12:13 AM
    BonesKnows
    i think if they fight at a catchweight they should be get the same amount of $...with that said, if GSP has to move up to MW he should be componsated for it and be paid more then AS. If AS has to move down to WW for the fight he should be paid more then GSP
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