800k - tax - training expenses - medical bills - living expenses - travel expenses = not a lot of money. Sure he's made some bad decisions, partying like Phil Ivey probably, but with that small of a backdrop it only takes a few mistakes to go broke. These guys are like CFL players, you better really love to train and compete or your life will suck.
GSP probably makes more than Leben has made in his entire career in one fight, which kind of sucks for Leben. I'm all for a fighters union so that the sport doesn't fizzle out because the fighters can't support themselves. One of the undercard fighters trains right by where I live and I wonder how he gets by.
Last edited by rabakill; 09-27-2012 at 01:24 PM.