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Jardine got paid $14,000.00 for that fight in purse alone (who knows if he made anything else from Zuffa) and he had multiple sponsors so he probably made a minimum of $20-$25,000.00 most likley more because the sponsor money when fighting Chuck should have been pretty good.
Now if a guys is spending more than $25,000.00 on a training camp for a fight that he knows how much he is going to make and knows it is less than $25,000.00 he is making some HUGE mistakes somewhere!
I train quite a bit and I dont spend anywhere near $1000.00 in 3 months (a typical camp). I know I am not a greg jackson MMA, but it cant be that expensive for just training!
The most plausible situation is he was unhappy with his contract (that he signed coming out of TUF as a loser) that was not paying him much and was trying to put himself in a better bargaining seat! And in all 4 of his final losses in the UFC before he was cut he made 55k (could have made 110k if he won). So it seems the negotiations worked!
Dan The Ju
Last edited by DanTheJu; 11-07-2011 at 06:20 PM.