Originally Posted by El Matador
You guys are forgetting that it's the manager's job to secure sponsorship. Hell, just look at Mitrione in his last fight. His bargain bin manager only got him 5k for sponsorship on a televised event. That is nothing.
80 percent of a lot sounds better than 92 percent of a little.
You typically have separate percentages and the sponsorship one is higher but 20% is considered high for that as well. His manager didn't even get him a good first contract there are plenty of guys who get 15-22k to show. MMA fighters apparently have awful managers though a lot of them are probably converted boxing managers.
Manager percentages aren't skill based a lot of the top managers actually take lower percentages than average to help sign top earners. Even if they were though how much more do you really think they can get for a guy like Volkmann. We are talking about a difference of 10-12 percent on pay and probably around 5-8 percent on sponsorship money.