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Old 10-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Oh I know the UFC pay sucks overall, but the guy is already #1 contender and even at the vastly underpaid 30/30 per fight he certainly isn't not financially set.

If he fights 3 times a year and wins even one of them (a conservative estimate, given his skill level), that's still 120K for the year just in base pay, more than what 90% of the world makes. He just got a FOTN bonus so that's another 75K this year, and I'm sure at his level of fame his endorsements are good enough to offset his expenses at least.

IMO a 6 figure income is definitely stable enough to get married and/or relocate, unless there are other factors at work.
There are cost as well drawn from the money they make plus a sportsmans career is short and you never know when it ends. Moving to the USA, buying a house and a car now is gambling with cash he does not yet have. Especially since Athletes not always have something to lean on when their career ends.

He could get career ending injury or disease any day, no one knows. I just think he should have stayed at Alliance and live in Sweden another year then after he made more money move to the USA.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I think his Family will appreciate him being able to provide for them alot more then him being around more. And if his skills start to diminish so will his income.
I guess his family doesn't need him to provide for them. He's not from some Brazilian favelas. In a country like Sweden with a nominal per capita GDP considerable higher than the USA, being close to the family is probably more of a teasing luxury than a little extra bucks.
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... aaaaand cue contradictory piece:-

http://www.fightersonlymag.com/conte...ot-left-teamq?

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Alexander Gustafsson has not parted ways with Alliance MMA, according to the team’s head coach Eric Del Fierro.

Fighters Only visited the team in San Diego today following reports that light-heavyweight challenger Gustafsson had told Swedish media he would no longer be traveling to the US for his camps. Gustafsson reportedly said the cost of relocating to the West Coast for weeks at a time is a major factor.

“No that’s not true. I spoke to Coach Andreas today. There’s so much media out there right now and so much stuff gets misconstrued or interpreted the wrong way. Alex was here for eleven weeks, he was homesick and ready to go home [after the fight], settle back into his life. He’s been going 100%,” Del Fierro told Fighters Only today.

“People ask if he’s going to be doing camps in Sweden now. He’s already done camps in Sweden - his entire camp for Mousasi was done in Sweden. I had complete input into that camp via his head coach Andreas.

“It was news to me, I got woken up with that this morning - reporters saying ‘Hey, Alex is never coming back to Alliance’. But from what I know that’s not true at all. We’ll see. Depending where the fight is at he might do his whole camp in Sweden. And Coach Andreas is a phenomenal coach. But as far as I know its not true.”

“We don’t know what’s next for Alex. I was talking to Andreas for thirty minutes this morning and as far as he knows its not true either.”
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I heard now on Swedish site that this is just a rumor. Gus is not ending his cooperation with Alliance MMA. Furthermore they say he wont fight Phil Davis unless a title fight or that they both get a Swedish million (~150k USD) for the fight.

There is an interview that will be sent on Swedish MMA show tonight showing the full interview.
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So why is everyone talking about money? Did I miss something? I mean we know what his disclosed pay is, but no one knows what other money he made and I haven't seen him say anything about it.
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So why is everyone talking about money? Did I miss something? I mean we know what his disclosed pay is, but no one knows what other money he made and I haven't seen him say anything about it.
You should look harder then... Sites were reporting the UFC 165 payouts

"Alexander Gustafsson: $80,000 ($30,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)"

Gus is doing alright compared to the guy who might as well be called the proper BW champion. Barao was on 11k/11k... Poor guy, knockout bonus helped though.
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You should look harder then... Sites were reporting the UFC 165 payouts

"Alexander Gustafsson: $80,000 ($30,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)"

Gus is doing alright compared to the guy who might as well be called the proper BW champion. Barao was on 11k/11k... Poor guy, knockout bonus helped though.
Yeah, no I know how much his disclosed pay, but people were talking about his pay being a reason why he would move back to Sweden and switch camps. I was curious where Gus had said anything of that nature since I hadn't seen it. Also I am sure Gus got paid WAY more than what was disclosed to us. That is an assumption, but so is the assumption by everyone else that his disclosed pay is all he made.
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Looks like a bad move for his MMA career and a great move for his family.

But who knows, maybe he's gonna be better than ever.
This was my first thought but many people make great sacrifice to be able to give there family a better life and gus is on the cusp of greatness the kind that allows him the kind of money where he gets to improve his life and that of his family. I don think. He reaches it training at home.
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Yeah, no I know how much his disclosed pay, but people were talking about his pay being a reason why he would move back to Sweden and switch camps. I was curious where Gus had said anything of that nature since I hadn't seen it. Also I am sure Gus got paid WAY more than what was disclosed to us. That is an assumption, but so is the assumption by everyone else that his disclosed pay is all he made.

Yea sorry, read that wrong.
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Yeah, no I know how much his disclosed pay, but people were talking about his pay being a reason why he would move back to Sweden and switch camps. I was curious where Gus had said anything of that nature since I hadn't seen it. Also I am sure Gus got paid WAY more than what was disclosed to us. That is an assumption, but so is the assumption by everyone else that his disclosed pay is all he made.
Well he mentioned the word "cost" somewhere.
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