Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
Well that has not been the case has it, tell that to Mark Hominick $5000 for his title fight with Aldo, the WEC had a fan base, TV contract and income, it sold tickets, it was specialized in supporting the lower weights, the fighters had sponsorships, so what you are saying is complete BullSh1t, they are all payed by the same pot anyway, the fact Zuffa choice to screw them like they screw most UFC fighters anyway is sad but they are no better off now than before.
In fact most of them will be worse off because they will get dropped all together, because without there own specialist promotion they wont get as mush air time to suport as big divisions, or relevant spaces on UFC cards which wont help there sponsorships.
What may help one or two big stars like Aldo, Cruz, Fabar will hurt the masses, and besides Zuffa could of chose to keep the WEC and just treat its stars better money wise anyway without the need to merge to the UFC, so what you are saying just does not support the facts of what is actually happening.
As for calling myself a fan and not supporting these divisions, I believe these divisions where getting far better support as the WEC been a specialist promotion dedicated to supporting them, than they will ever get in the UFC.
A for or final comment about downloading I subscribe to ESPN which is the only way to get UFC where I live.
Oh and I missed your point about the camps, and you claiming they will get better camps, they all where out of the same camps anyway, the UFC and WEC fighters where training out of the same camps long before the merge as do SF and even Bellator fighters, in fact I bet these camps have lots of other guys doing regional shows, so it will have fcuk all effect on where they train or how much.
i meant that with more money they could traine properly, in better camps
yes i know they are still getting paid the same amount they were in WEC, its part of the contract, but once that contract is up, they actual good BWs and FWs will start making more money, yeah im sure hominick always got a 129,000 dollar bonus in WEC for FOTN
and being in the UFC gives you a lot more sponsership money, every BW and FW have said this, they now can get the same sponsers that the big boys in the UFC get, why? because sponsers are all about how many ppl are watching you, not many ppl were watching WEC
main card on the UFC gets you big sponser money, sure many bad BWs and FWs will get cut, how is this bad? if you're not good enough to fight in the UFC you get cut
every fighter has said how its been better for them buisness wise, also now they get the famous dana bonuses if they're on his good side
the only one complaining about this is you because you cant watch them for free now
i bet they are much happier in the UFC than the WEC