Gates and buys included, the UFC didn't have an annual profit until last year. UFC 60 may have had profits, but I am speaking annually. Keep this information in mind when looking at Affliction, and you will realize that they did incredible for their first show with pretty much no sponsors aside from Trump.
Not that I'm surprised, but you are wrong again. The UFC did not have one PPV in 2007 that did not show a profit. However the company's profits were almost nonexistent. This is because of the huge payout in the purchase of PRIDE. Ever since 2004 the UFC has been in the black as far as profit margins. Pulling a year end profit margin figure does not rate the success of a company, especially when they have gone through a major merger. The company's success can be shown in whether their product is making a profit, which the selling of PPV's were.
They pay their fighters well? Good for them.
Probably keeps the morale up. And hey, these are the men doing combat in the cage, they are the reason that these orgs make any money at all. It's good to hear that they're being taken care of.
First of all Affliction doesn't fight in a cage. Second of all I am all for fighters making this kind of money. The problem is that no company can afford to pay them that amount of money, including Affliction. If Affliction keeps paying these kind of salaries they will go out of business.
The Villes loss was what a week ago? Before That loss he was on a 5 fight win streak with a 34-5 record, wins over Josh Koscheck and Kenny Florian. Still wasn't ranked.
I'd say the losses to Parisyan and Burkman probably had something to do with that. Also the fact the five wins were not against top fighters.
The question is where will their fighters be ranked next year, 1 or 2 losses from key guys throw off rankings quite effectivly.
A loss to a top fighter doesn't drop a fighter out of the rankings. In order for that to happen another fighter has to beat him that isn't in the rankings. For example should Rampage not be considered LHW elite, because of his loss to Griffin. Should Arlovski or Barnett drop out of the top 10 heavyweights after one of them loses to the other.
Wow! Aren't you the same guy who said "Sheilds shot himself in the foot when he deciced to take the money EliteXC offerd him........rather than fighting the best...
So now you're saying that he should be concerned with money?
No what I am saying is moving to DREAM wouldn't move him up in the rankings or benefit him financially, so why go?
If you're asking what I honestly think about Huerta and his ambitions.........Well he is 6-0 in the UFC. Now according to you, only the best fight in the UFC. So he's looking pretty valuable to me.
I'll be the first to admit that UFC protects certain fighters. Huerta is one of those guys, by not fighting top guys. Mostly they didn't want the Sports Illustrated Cover boy to lose. Don't get me wrong his win over Guida was impressive, but he's not a top 10 guy. I think after a loss to Florian, he'll have to accept less. If he does pull out the upset, the UFC will have to get out their checkbook.
Maybe you should tell him so. He does hold a victory over the UFCs current LHW champion in Forrest Griffen.
You right he did win a controversial decision 2 years ago. Unfortunately Forrest Griffin (spelled correctly) has grown exponentially as a fighter since then, and Tito's skills have diminished. He just looks flat in the cage. He doesn't have the explosiveness, that he used.
If it doesn't matter what I think than why do you continue to engage in this debate? Sounds to me like it matters to you.
I'm really bored. That's why.