lolVenom said:The only reason Dana White said that is because he's a cheap bastard and doesn't want to admit how little he pays his guys.
Fighters like Royce Gracie get 400,000 dollars for a fighter after having not fought for the UFC in 11 years while the champion Matt Hughes only gets 55,000 dollars.
Main card fighters get about 10-300 k while undercard fighters get about 1k-5k. it's bullshit.
:thumbsup:Venom said:The only reason Dana White said that is because he's a cheap bastard and doesn't want to admit how little he pays his guys.
cooley said:like dana white said on mma weekly news radio
"do you want people to know how much you make? if they find out it can cause big problems in your life" then he went on to say "why cant the internet knuckleheads go home and worry about there own pay"
What are you talking about?teampunishment.50web said:Pride always seem to be tryng to cut their costs by dishing out cards in an overly zealous manner.
Good post. I totally agree.ranger595 said:Because with my pay I buy his product. I want to know if I'm support another exploitive organization that makes billions and pays their fighters hunedreds like boxing. If that's the case, I won't pay for their products- Just like boxing. It's unconscienable to think Ali or Marciano never saw the money a bum like Tyson saw. Or that washed up fighters have to fight when they can't even speak a sentence, just so they can afford a can of tuna fish.
Every major professional organization publishes the contracts of its principals: football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and boxing. If Dana wants UFC to be included in this group, I'm sure he wouldn't want a different set of expectations and rules.
I dont have to give you a break, you can wake up and realize the truth, you dumbshit. Dana white pays these guys shit. i know the pays, i've seen them on sites, not forums, exactly from the nevada state athletic comission. Fighters don't care that much because they're just going out there to fight. Smart fighters don't like to put up with Dana White's crap. fore example ortiz didn't, frank shamrock didn't, he never came back, wanderlei had trouble signing a contract, and many others.cooley said:lol
and how do you know hes cheap? did you see these guys pay cheques?
and what differnce does it make if you know what a guy makes or not? your not the one getting paid to do it. do you really think these guys are dumb? they know roughly what the ufc takes in per show, do you really matt hughes (the champion) will go fight for 55000 dollars and travel the country for the ufc promoting it? give me a break
how much do pride fighters get? more or less? if it more than why are these guys over there? if its less than why arent there guys here in the ufc?
samurice said:What are you talking about?
And to whoever said Chuck makes over half a million per fight, I don't know how much he gets from endorsements but the UFC only pays his 80k to show and I'm not sure on his win bonus.
whats wrong with 80 K for a half hours worth of work max doing something you enjoy win or lose???? Damn I'd step into the ring with Fedor for that price.. Can I say Debt free with money left over????samurice said:Uh, no. He got 70k to show for Couture II, and I don't remember his contract expiring before for Couture III so the chances of him getting more than 80k for that fight (minus win bonus) is higly unlikely. Like I said earlier though, I don't know how much he gets from sponsors, but his UFC paycheck itself isn't more than 80k (plus win bonus and championship bonus, even then it's nowhere near half a million).
I'm with you, 80K is good enough for me to fight anybody even Fedor. That's enough for the medical bill and money left over to be set for a couple of years.The Don said:whats wrong with 80 K for a half hours worth of work max doing something you enjoy win or lose???? Damn I'd step into the ring with Fedor for that price.. Can I say Debt free with money left over????
exactly. I'd sign a 3 fight deal and fight whoever they wanted for 80K per fight. They just have to give me 6 months of training with like Hugews and the boys there so I don't get killed.. mained is ok for that kind of moneyKameleon said:I'm with you, 80K is good enough for me to fight anybody even Fedor. That's enough for the medical bill and money left over to be set for a couple of years.