Originally Posted by Philivey2k8
he's cut down the roster from 300 to 180, and is probably going down to 140, claiming "hard economic times" as the reason why.
which is all BS.
most of the fighters he cuts probably make 8 grand a fight, which costs less than a night of drunken house trashing by the TUF cast, who, in the end, are mostly gonna be cut from the UFC anyway!
i personally like some of the roster trimming (bye bye georgie
), but dana's reasons are bullsh*t!
So you agree to the cut, but not the reasons? So why do you care?
If your point was that Dana White is bs, i guess i agree with you then, but not in this case. Its quite obvious, at least for me, that Dana White is not the one taking those decisions. If it was him, there would of been a f*ck somewhere in his statements, or insulting somebody.
I dont understand however how cutting fighters reduces the payroll. So im actually asking here, can somebody explain?
The way i see it, in 1 event, you have a certain amount of fights, and no matter who fights, there is, if there is 7 fights, 14 fighters to pay.
How is it different if you cut a guy that is paid 9K, if you replace him by another that is paid 9K as well? If you cut a guy that is worth more than he should(example, cro cop, etc), then i would somehow understand(which is probably what happened in Werdum.. you can agree or not agree, it was about him being overpaid). Right now he is just cutting fighters that are either not 'worthy' of being in the UFC, or fighters that nobody cares about. I dont understand what it changes.. its not like fighters had salaries by the day right?..
The way i see it, this means UFC fights will have more undercard fights, and less PPV fights.