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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BHShaman
Yes it is. McDonalds does not pay people more than they will accept just to be nice. If there are 100 people applying and one qualified applicant will work for min. wage, they are not going to pay someone else with the same credentials $10/hr out of the kindness of their hearts. They pay the lowest they can to get the people they feel they need for the positions that they have open.

It is all supply and demand. Right now there are more fighters willing to fight at the low end of the scale than fighters refusing to fight. Therefore the scale stays lower.
You just proved my point...you start at a set wage and as you prove yourself and climb the ladder you make more.
that's how the UFC should be run, as you win more and are higher up the fight card the more you should make, but how can one fighter make more than the other at the same level, how can and undercard fighter make more than a contender or a title holder, please get your head out of the sand, it does'nt make sense.

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jamlena
you start at a set wage and as you prove yourself and climb the ladder you make more.
In a fair and perfect world.
And in a sense that is what is happening.
Chuck makes more than Diego who makes more than a tomato can. But because they are operating in the real world, it wont ever be cut and dry.

please get your head out of the sand...
As for the personal attacks about my head being in the sand and the bubble I live in.

My bubble is running a $13Million project with 20 staff.
My sand box where I hide my head impacts almost every child in the State that I live at some point in their lives.

I make less than 5 of the 20 staff I manage. By your logic I should make the most. But because of fields of profession, local markets, hiring budgets at differing times when people were brought on board, and more it does not fit into your vision of 'making sense'. In the end I accepted my salary for what it is and they theirs. I don't hold it against them and no matter how much they make, I get to guide their work and they answer to me.

UFC sits the fighter or their rep down and says we would like you to fight in the next event. Here are the terms. The person either agrees or disagrees. At a point UFC says, "that is the deal", and the fighter either accept or walks. Each negotiation is different and each fighter accepts based on their own circumstances. That is why the pay scales are not set and won't ever be set.

it does'nt make sense.
There are a lot more factors to pay than fairness or 'logic'.
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