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Old 09-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I read in Fighters Only Magazine Chuck Liddell has made $1million from Xyience Sponsorship and was the 1st MMA millionaire from sponsorship

That I could beleive sponsorship is always the majority of the profits...thats why you hurry to pull on tee shirt after your fight
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bravo TV

Zuffa must make cash from syndication. They show the PPV UFC's on regular channel Bravo (U.K. standard channel no PPV available) on Sunday nights and repeat all the recent UFC's every weekend.(every weekday on Player channel) T
TUF is shown every Fri then repeated so that must make them a packet too!
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:34 AM   #23 (permalink)
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don't forget DVD and Merchandise sales

Zuffa must be making a killing off dvd sales and merchandise too. I think the fighters should get a bigger slice of the pie. Boxers get paid outrageous amounts of money to fight, because they have good promoters, and there is inter-organisation fighting (ie WBA, IBC, WBF). Also look at basketball players and baseball players, and they don't even have to get punched in the face. It would be sweet to see the best fighters fight each other, instead of having to sign these measly contracts to fight only for one organization to pad the pockets of some fat guys in suits.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Holy shit, its not that hard to believe. Your boss doesnt go running around telling every ****ing lazy, slobby, beer drinking, PPV buying, SOB your paycheck. HE doesnt.

Why the hell would Dana White? Those numbers are probably base pay, and most fighters probably get a % of PPV sales, and/or some other commission. Dont be stupid. You would hear a LOT more complaining if the money wasnt getting around. The only ones you hear complaining ahve asked for ridiculous things, like Ortiz. And he came scarmbling back.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
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So in conclusion we must ask ourselves just what have we learned here today. Well the answer to that is simple is it not?


The UFC is kicking the hell out of Pride and K-1


I wouldnt say that I dont know about K-1, but Prides events have a lot more people in the crowds than ufc by atleast 3 times as much and their ppv sales are still very high.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Holy shit, its not that hard to believe. Your boss doesnt go running around telling every ****ing lazy, slobby, beer drinking, PPV buying, SOB your paycheck. HE doesnt.

Why the hell would Dana White? Those numbers are probably base pay, and most fighters probably get a % of PPV sales, and/or some other commission. Dont be stupid. You would hear a LOT more complaining if the money wasnt getting around. The only ones you hear complaining ahve asked for ridiculous things, like Ortiz. And he came scarmbling back.
I could not agree more! You are spot on! There would be alot more pissing and moaning if the money wasn't going around.

And Xyience sucks. It's expensive and it's crap. I wouldn't feed it to my dog.
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It is supply and demand and the UFc has the right to make as much cash as they want. If they are not paying enough, the fighters will go where they can get paid more. But as people have said, dont forget endorsements and exposure. These guys like UFC because UFC is positioned to be the break through company for MMA. With that comes face time, and face time means free gym time, free consultants, endorsement money, etc. Not everything is about the base paycheck.

And MMA is in the position to pay less because people are fighting feverishly to be the top dog for the sake of fame and fortune. If you have 10 guys willing to fight 10 times for 100k, why drop 100k on one guy with no opponents?

Do you guys now what Arena Football guys make? Hardly anything at all.
Sorry, but as much as I like MMA... it is not a major sport commanding major bucks.

BTW. I run an Agency that has a $3M operations and $10M materials budget. A million bucks does not go as far as people think it does.
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It is supply and demand and the UFc has the right to make as much cash as they want. If they are not paying enough, the fighters will go where they can get paid more. But as people have said, dont forget endorsements and exposure. These guys like UFC because UFC is positioned to be the break through company for MMA. With that comes face time, and face time means free gym time, free consultants, endorsement money, etc. Not everything is about the base paycheck.

And MMA is in the position to pay less because people are fighting feverishly to be the top dog for the sake of fame and fortune. If you have 10 guys willing to fight 10 times for 100k, why drop 100k on one guy with no opponents?

Do you guys now what Arena Football guys make? Hardly anything at all.
Sorry, but as much as I like MMA... it is not a major sport commanding major bucks.

BTW. I run an Agency that has a $3M operations and $10M materials budget. A million bucks does not go as far as people think it does.
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