Regardless, these guys should at least get a cost of living/training adjustment for there fights IMO. they have trainers, travel expenses to go train, and regular bills to pay for and they are only fighting 2-3 times a year. I think if you are the top MMA promotion in the world, your guys shouldn't be working second jobs or on food stamps. Of course managers have to be held up to account too, but lets face it. The UFC runs their business almost from a Casino model. They get you in low, but you have an "opportunity" to make more if you win (a couple of times).....I just think these guys deserve better pay for what they do and provide to the company and MMA fans. As the UFC expands into a world wide brand, it will be interesting to see if fighter pay goes up significantly in 5-10 years.
[QUOTE=initial_zen;1053034]Have you heard of this guy called Mayweather? He kind of proves that little guys can sell fights and be important to the sport (albeit he is an ass.)[/QUOTE
I doubt he gets mobbed everywhere he goes like Tyson did. Sure 1 little guy can sell fights but the list of HWs is much longer.
and to be honest I don't know anyone who watches boxing anymore I gave up on it years ago.
-Some who once thought the Ultimate Warrior was the toughest fucker on the planet.
I can name you many guys in lighterweights though:
Juan Manuel Marquez
Julio Ceasar Chaves Jr
I could keep going...no one buys HW PPV's any longer as there is no attraction to do so. In the past that was not the case but this argument that people come to watch HW fights is completely off base. Even more so in the UFC, yes recently people have become interested in HW but the still cannot touch the attraction level brought by Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, GSP and the WW division in general and even the lighter weights have their days when they could outsell a HW fight.