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    UFC 153 bonus winner Jon Fitch says extra cash helpful; Dana White calls rift 'a myth'

    For winning his first performance bonus in four years, UFC 153's Jon Fitch had to thank opponent Erick Silva.

    "Great fights are made when both guys are coming in to finish and take risk, and tonight, he was the perfect opponent for me to show what I'm really about and kind of restart my career," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com).

    An extra $70,000 staved off dire financial straits for the onetime welterweight title challenger, whose boss, UFC President Dana White, said a much-reported rift between the two is a "myth."

    "This all stems from the whole video game stuff that happened a long time ago," said White, referring to a public spat with the fighter over likeness rights that ended in a temporary release from the UFC. "You've never heard me say anything negative about Fitch or diss Fitch in any way.

    "People complain about Jon Fitch laying on people. This is mixed martial arts. Your job is to keep them from doing it, and tonight, Erick Silva did that. Fitch was grinding him against the fence the way that he does, and Silva got out and countered, and it was a back and forth fight. Both guys looked awesome."
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    Dana being Dana. (Lying)

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    Stop listening to your lying ears Sniggles.....
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    Jon Fitch grossed in 1 night what takes me like 3 years to earn; yet I don't have money woes and he does? I'm not even including his sponsorship money...

    I understand he gets taxed, has to pay training partners, cornermen, etc... But c'mon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leucoethiops View Post
    Jon Fitch grossed in 1 night what takes me like 3 years to earn; yet I don't have money woes and he does? I'm not even including his sponsorship money...

    I understand he gets taxed, has to pay training partners, cornermen, etc... But c'mon....
    Fitch got payed handsomely last night no doubt about that but keep in mind the guy hasn't received a pay cheque in almost a year. He's got a home, family and many other expenses to worry about. Professional Athletes have shortened careers in comparison to the rest of us and need to maximize what they can during that career. It is eye opening and startling that an elite guy like Fitch is running into these troubles. I for one am happy for him. I'm not the only one that had some question marks about him coming into the fight (even though I did pick him) and it was great to see him answer those question with the gutsy performance that he did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    Yes but like Leucoethiops said a one year Fitch pay check is larger than 3 years of his without sponsor money. The shortened career is all the more reason not to be foolish with your money. A family of 3 doesn't need a 7500 to 10,000 sq ft house either. To be considered rich you need more money than it takes you to live for awhile. You can be the highest paid ever and spend it all = your poor. Hit a bump in the road and your bankrupt.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't feel sorry for Fitch or any fighter. That's their chosen path. While he and any other fighter need to be careful and live within their means, I can't comment on his lifestyle because I really don't know. I'm not going to hate on a guy cause he has a nice pick up. I was simply pointing out that he has gone almost 10 months without income and could see how that would put anybody in a financial bind. How many people have budgeted a years income worth of savings. Good on you if you do! He had a good night but by and large that was due to a healthy win bonus and FOTN bonus. Which he can't always count on. Hopefully he learned a bit of a financial lesson and hopefully he stays healthy so that he can earn more money for his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leucoethiops View Post
    Jon Fitch grossed in 1 night what takes me like 3 years to earn; yet I don't have money woes and he does? I'm not even including his sponsorship money...

    I understand he gets taxed, has to pay training partners, cornermen, etc... But c'mon....
    Everyone doesn't have the same bills (family, medical).
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Everyone doesn't have the same bills (family, medical).
    Yeah if you're making 120K to win a fight, somethin tells me you can afford private insurance.

    That said, if he's helping out family with stuff, that's great; but if you bankrupt yourself in the process, that's pretty irresponsible when you've got a wife and kid that depend on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leucoethiops View Post
    Yeah if you're making 120K to win a fight, somethin tells me you can afford private insurance.

    That said, if he's helping out family with stuff, that's great; but if you bankrupt yourself in the process, that's pretty irresponsible when you've got a wife and kid that depend on you.
    Yet it has happened countless times to entertainers/athleetes, and musicians.
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