40k is not a lot of money when one should be the top of a HW class to a multi-million dollar fighting company. The PPVs alone net the UFC 20-30 million a pop. Paying guys 12-40K a fight is like Target paying $8 an hour and crappy health insurance to cashiers who a 40hr work week. The fight business is far too lucrative an industry for fans and fighters alike accept the crap wages the UFC has been infamous for paying guys to make the company millions.
"Men move faster now, but I do not believe that they go on to better things." Willa Cather Death Comes to the Arch Bishop