Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
The ufc told fighters that they would start with a low pay, but were allowed to have sponsors to make some extra cash, then changed that and said ohh wait, you can have sponsors if they pay us 50k per show, now they are saying fighters can only wear ufc clothing. Well, out went that source of income. And I don't think the ufc payed their fighters any more , since they implemented their sponsorship tax. So no, the fighters didn't necessarily know what they were getting into.
The UFC never told the sponsors they had to pay to sponsor a fighter only that to have their brand or logo displayed on the UFC broadcast. Have you never seen a live TV show where peoples hats and shirts were blurred out? They never told a fighter you can't have that sponsor or do media events for that company. So you are mad cause the UFC wouldn't advertise companies for free but are not mad at those companies for dropping fighters when they realize that that they will have to do real marketing drives. Because paying a fighter 5k, 10k, 25k, is significantly cheaper than paying for a commercial or even a line of adds in 10 magazines.



Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
I have no idea what this is even supposed to mean. I cannot understand it's context, can you explain it? Are you saying that we shouldn't go to the ufc and ask them to play a soccer event or something like that?
I'm saying that the UFC is running their company how they want offering what they want to offer you as the consumer can accept this or go without.



Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
A person who works at kfc can make more money than the lower payed end of ufc fighters, which is terribly sad considering the ufc is supposed to be a premiere sports company. I think the equivalent would be if kfc was a monopoly and they tried to start paying their workers less than paper boys, in which case they would be bullies/assholes.
Lets take pro football for example here it took decades for players to make substantial enough income to not need a day job on top of playing football. By decades I mean almost 40 years. Baseball and Basketball have similar stories. Now as for lowering their pay that's a joke and your either blind or grasping for straws.

UFC 65

Georges St. Pierre – $58,000 ($29,000/fight, $29,000/win over Hughes)

Matt Hughes – $75,000 (lost to St. Pierre)

Tim Sylvia – $120,000 ($60,000/fight, $60,000/win over Monson)

Jeff Monson – $13,000 (lost to Sylvia)

Drew McFedries – $8,000 ($4,000/fight, $4,000/win over Sakara)

Alessio Sakara – $10,000 (lost to McFedries)

Brandon Vera – $40,000 ($20,000/fight, $20,000/win over Mir)

Frank Mir – $36,000 (lost to Vera)

Joe Stevenson – $24,000 ($12,000/fight, $12,000/win over Mishima)

Dokonjonosuke Mishima – $8,000 (lost to Stevenson)

James Irvin – $10,000 ($5,000/fight, $5,000/win over Ramirez)

Hector Ramirez – $3,000 (lost to Irvin)

Antoni Hardonk – $6,000 ($3,000/fight, $3,000/win over Pendergarst)

Sherman Pendergarst – $4,000 (lost to Hardonk)

Nick Diaz – $24,000 ($12,000/fight, $12,000/win over Tibau)

Gleison Tibau – $3,000 (lost to Diaz)

Jake O'Brien – $12,000 ($6,000/fight, $6,000 win over Shockman)

Josh Shockman – $3,000 (lost to O'Brien)


UFC 168

Chris Weidman: $400,000 ($200,000 to show, $200,000 to win)
Anderson Silva: $600,000

Ronda Rousey: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
Josh Barnett: $170,000

Jim Miller: $92,000 ($46,000 to show, $46,000 to win)
Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Dustin Poirier: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Diego Brandao: $20,000

Uriah Hall: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Chris Leben: $51,000

Michael Johnson: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Gleison Tibau: $39,000

Dennis Siver: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

John Howard: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000

William Macario Patolino: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Robbie Peralta: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Estevan Payan: $10,000