Larry Merchant Recants On ODLH Getting 5 Million From Affliction

From Sherdog:

“The $5 million was the number thrown out. There was not a discussion on how that precisely was allocated or how it was branded. Is it a little bit glib or short-handed to say that Golden Boy got $5 million and Oscar had to be there? Yeah. Yeah. I’m on television and I’m trying to tell a story as tightly as I can…. This is hard for someone with my experience to compute. When somebody says `$5 million sponsorship,’ I have a different interpretation. This never even occurred to me that Affliction was the guys behind this and that Golden Boy was just putting its brand on it and was not taking any risk and would make money on the end. This is a whole new financial model from what I’ve known in boxing…. I don’t know if there’s any conflict between [MMA] and boxing. Boxing had a great night on Saturday night and I don’t know what the MMA event did and I really don’t care. To me, it’s another game and if they can make it, good for them… The game itself is something I’m just not interested in.”


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