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    Dana White IS a genius

    Holy Crap! He is getting guys to fight for dirt cheap! These payouts when compared to the ad revenue, sponsorship etc are pathetic.

    Look at the payout from teh WEC event this past weekend. WEC IS owned by the same cats that own Zuffa! These fighters need to do something-their ability to negotiate is terrible!

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    Last edited by jmb; 06-11-2009 at 11:50 AM.
    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Re: Dana White IS a genius

    Looks to me that this is WEC which is world extreme cagefighting, not the UFC which is what Dana White runs. This in no way is close to as popular as the UFC. It would still be interesting to see how much the UFC fighters make



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyo5 View Post
    Looks to me that this is WEC which is world extreme cagefighting, not the UFC which is what Dana White runs. This in no way is close to as popular as the UFC. It would still be interesting to see how much the UFC fighters make
    WEC is owned by Zuffa. The difference between WEC and UFC is the weight classes.


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    I think I've read somewhere that some of the elite fighters can make up to $500K to $1M per fight



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    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I think I've read somewhere that some of the elite fighters can make up to $500K to $1M per fight
    Uriah Faber is one of the most popular guys in MMA. 7k figures are rare!

    500K occasionally...yet rare.

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    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Re: Dana White IS a genius

    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    Uriah Faber is one of the most popular guys in MMA. 7k figures are rare!

    500K occasionally...yet rare.

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    Faber fights in the WEC though. I should have clarified that I was speaking of UFC fighters. Fighters in the UFC make a substantial amount more than WEC.



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    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    Faber fights in the WEC though. I should have clarified that I was speaking of UFC fighters. Fighters in the UFC make a substantial amount more than WEC.
    I would not say 'substantial'.

    If the WEC is the UFC's promotion for lighter guys(which it is), who often put on far better fights, why would the WEC fighters accept less? Just plain dumb. In fact this last WEC card was far better fighting/action than what we have seen in many UFC cards-imo


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    I would not say 'substantial'.

    If the WEC is the UFC's promotion for lighter guys(which it is), who often put on far better fights, why would the WEC fighters accept less? Just plain dumb. In fact this last WEC card was far better fighting/action than what we have seen in many UFC cards-imo
    This one is simple. WEC fights on cable, UFC on pay per view. White has interest in both and can easily use that logic for his payouts.

    The lighter guys usually put on more exciting fights but all of the big names are really in the middle, light heavy and heavyweight divisions, which are all UFC divisions.

    The UFC is worldwide, the WEC has yet to achieve that fame. It is pretty clear why the UFC fighters can ask for, and deserve, larger payouts.



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    UFC has pay-per-veiw cuts as well for the bigger fighters. The WEC being on VS. network there just isn't that much more money coming in like the big shows. Plus, fighters don't make that much. You want to make it you either are fighting all the time, or good enough for sponsorship deals. imagine now out of your cut paying manager fees, gym fee, supplements, paying training partners to come in.... it goes on and on. Tough life, that is why I work on computers for a living


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    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    This one is simple. WEC fights on cable, UFC on pay per view. White has interest in both and can easily use that logic for his payouts.

    The lighter guys usually put on more exciting fights but all of the big names are really in the middle, light heavy and heavyweight divisions, which are all UFC divisions.

    The UFC is worldwide, the WEC has yet to achieve that fame. It is pretty clear why the UFC fighters can ask for, and deserve, larger payouts.
    The top of the UFC card does get more, but the middle is far more similar.

    WEC is THE promotion for the lighter guys. Yes, UFC has a larger footprint, and I can't seem to nail stats on this yet, but I believe the VS cards actually have more viewers than the PPV. Don't quote me on this because could be wrong. It also looks like the WEC is moving to PPV. In fact there was much rumor that Faber/Brown 2 would be ppv.

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    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    That and you aren't a fighter
    maybe..... maybe it is the cutting pounds to make heavyweight.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by SImpsonCy View Post
    maybe..... maybe it is the cutting pounds to make heavyweight.....


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

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    Randy Coture has voiced his complaints of this for years. The sport is just not big enough yet. They (the fighters) need some better competeing companys. Right now the only company making and money is Zuffa (UFC, WEC and all the other they buy up). It is kind of sad.




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