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Old 02-13-2007, 03:31 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I didnt say the salaries were the only expenses, thats why I didnt bring in the Revenue vs. Expense equation in. I m holding the revenue as a constant, seeing that I mentioned that UFC Revenue is getting closer and closer to that of Boxing.

In that regard, look at the previous analysis and compare Tyson's 55million for Lewis, and then Oscar's 20 mill for pretty much every fight.

Thats what I m saying. I ve taken enough business courses through my lengthy university career to know that they are making way too much money right now (comparative to the fighter salaries).

The salaries gotta go up and they WILL. It s just a matter of time. You'll all be agreeing with me when it does happen. Just wait.
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:57 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Hardly anybody(there are a few) is disagreeing that salaries shouldnt go up. Its just how much,how quick,who and how much for that person compared to what the Elite of that company are making is the discussion.

I think the majority just feel Vera isnt worth 1 million a fight at this point in time when you compare what he's done to sell the PPVs and compared to the big boys of the UFC(Silva,CC,Liddell..etc..).

Salaries obviously will rise. Its just needs to be at a steady pace and the Fans better not be "screwed" over it or else MMA will shoot themselves in the foot for it.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:56 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I think that he is still weighing options, you always present a counter offer, especially if you get one from another company /organization( and if you do - THATS the counter offer you present, or higher, its business 101).

IF you dont its not being unloyal, its being stupid. Lets say you work at mcdonalds, and a new burger joint opens up offerening to pay you five times the salary (like the Vera case). THe only reason why you wouldnt take the other job is if you have a believe that , in the long run, that this other organization will fold. Perhaps he figures if he can even collect on ONE of the paydays he is promised it will be worth it. Even if he is blacklisted by the UFC, he can likely get a decent contract in Pride.

THis is not the last time we will see this dispute if this new organization continues to offer big paydays. I dont thinnk it will last forever, though, because ultimately this organization cannot afford to continue with these salarys. Its why the WFA went out of business - they were paying their fighters too much.
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vera unproven

Vera seems promising but not anywhere near the big time yet. he still needs to fight some real fighters.


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Old 02-13-2007, 09:26 PM   #75 (permalink)
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