Originally Posted by osmium
Except the point is that if ESPN is really so concerned with fighter pay they would only deal with promoters who pay those boxers what they consider fair. Why are they going after a company who pays people far better money than the ones on their own network? Because the UFC isn't on ESPN and they stole away the host of one of their shows. It is a hatchet job and their figures aren't even close to being right.
Care to share any stats on that?
My guess is the mean/median boxer is making more than the average MMA fighter.
I'm curious to know the boxers that were payed a couple hundred bucks on ESPN.
We also know the top boxers made much more than the top MMA fighters, thats why I think the mean/median boxing purse is above that in MMA.
Not that I care, the lowest pay in the UFC is 6k show / 6k win. That can be done 2-3 times a year, and at that point you're either moving up the ladder (more pay), or you're probably not getting a new contract. Plus there is sponsorship money, and a lot of these guys have other things going for them on the side like a gym or training centre.