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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 29, 2015, 08:46:28 AM »
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"It's just a matter of time," Ortiz said Tuesday at a Bellator: Dynamite media day in Hollywood. "Rome crumbles from inside and that's what they're going to do. They're going to crumble from inside. They're their worst enemies. I could just sit back and nobody is gonna talk trash about Dana, talk trash about the UFC. I'll let them do their own damage."

"At the end of the day, us fighters, all we have is respect," Ortiz said. "If you're a cutman, all you have is respect. We're trying to feed our family. A company is making so much money. Cut us in on pieces of it. That business didn't like to do that and that's why I left. I wasn't being respected. I wasn't getting my piece of the pie."

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"How can you respect a guy that runs a company and goes on Twitter rants, who calls people all the names that he calls people?" Koscheck told Bleacher Report. "I think it's childish. He's supposed to be the president of a major company, a billion dollar company, and that's how he acts? You don't see Roger Goodell doing things like that.

"And you won't see [Bellator CEO] Scott Coker going on Twitter and telling people they look goofy or fat. Or, ‘we got that many years out of you, thanks for your money.' Come on. It's embarrassing. I don't want to work for a guy like that."

"This is just my opinion, but I think Dana is just the front boy for the Fertittas," said Koscheck. "He's their little errand b---h. They're losing fans every day because of the things he does. The UFC has done a great job. They built this sport. They put a lot of dollars in, and they took a lot of risk. I can respect the fact that he works his ass off. But there are other things that I can't respect."

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 01, 2015, 04:40:22 AM »
I wish we saw that Tito/Dana boxing match.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2015, 03:57:18 AM »
Everyone had been reporting that fighters got 20% of the money from their merchandise sales. Turns out that's not even close to true. UFC gets 15% of merchandise sales then pays 20% of their cut to the fighters. So the actual breakdown of the revenue split for merchandise sales is 85% Reebok, 12% UFC, 3% fighters. So much for all the money going to the fighters.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2015, 07:49:12 AM »
Everyone had been reporting that fighters got 20% of the money from their merchandise sales. Turns out that's not even close to true. UFC gets 15% of merchandise sales then pays 20% of their cut to the fighters. So the actual breakdown of the revenue split for merchandise sales is 85% Reebok, 12% UFC, 3% fighters. So much for all the money going to the fighters.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 05, 2015, 03:19:31 AM »


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 05, 2015, 03:37:18 AM »
I have no issue with the fighters unionizing (though I think an association like the NHLPA would be better for them) but allying with a group that is actively working against them in New York is fucking stupid.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2015, 04:19:46 AM »
So one judge says Bellator can do it with Eddie Alvarez while another says UFC can't do it at all. Gotta love the legal system.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #110 on: November 01, 2015, 03:27:38 AM »
If anyone thinks these guys are just gonna take it up the ass and be cool with losing $10,000 a fight the rest of their career, if Bellator is interested in them when their contracts come up...nope.

This is called prize fighting, after all.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2015, 07:33:43 AM »
It's going to take a Jones/Weidman/Aldo jumping ship to open things up. Koscheck and Thomson are knows commodities but don't have enough clout to cause a sea change of guys going over to Bellator.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2015, 08:50:40 AM »
Ian McCall wants to get into the medical industry:

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“We’re totally legal; we cannot be shut down,” McCall said. “The feds can’t come in and f-ck with us. The state, we’re going to be paying them a lot of taxes. And we’re going to be very by the book because we’re going to be watched by the government.”

“We’re going to be a beautiful wellness center, like you’d see in Malibu,” he said. “It will be the nicest dispensary on the planet, guaranteed.”

“Our sport’s in ruin, financially,” he said. “Our sport sucks. It’s not what it used to be. It’s not what it was five years ago. It’s not even what it is when I first got to the UFC. It’s horrible, as far as finances. So I’ve got to get another job, just like many other fighters. This one could take me away from MMA.”

“It’s fun to fight on TV, and it’s fun to fight for the UFC, but they’re just so corporate. It’s just such big business now that it’s not fun, having to deal with all the other sh-t. We have to jump through all these hoops to do all this sh-t, and yet, we don’t make any money.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #113 on: November 09, 2015, 10:09:21 AM »


He immediately deleted it for obvious reasons.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2015, 12:59:08 AM »
His post also said nothing of the fact that Reebok's outfit for him had the Polish eagle in black which is a gigantic cultural no-no in Poland because it's the colour that Russia used when they invaded the country.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2015, 06:32:57 AM »
I just realized the lack of positive steroid tests since this started...the dudes can't even afford to buy the shit now.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #116 on: November 10, 2015, 07:44:00 AM »
Or the potential for long-term suspensions. Or that.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2015, 01:48:48 PM »
Hopefully this forces change. Keep throwing gas on this fire.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #119 on: December 01, 2015, 02:20:00 AM »

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #120 on: December 01, 2015, 02:40:44 AM »
In the beginning I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. But they've fucked this up from day one to the point where they're not even dropping the ball anymore. To drop the ball implies you managed to get a hold of it.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #121 on: December 01, 2015, 02:58:03 AM »
Giblert Melendez will live on forever in the MMA Comedy Hall of Fame.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #122 on: December 01, 2015, 03:45:05 AM »
They should have assigned just one goddamn guy to make sure these names and colors and everything was as it's supposed to be. How hard would this have been??? Just tell him "hey. This is your only job right now. Make sure this is all right."

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #123 on: December 01, 2015, 03:49:15 AM »
Almost as bad as the names is the designs. I'm pretty sure a chimp with Down Syndrome could design something better. They're a crappy photoshop of a nation's flag, a fighter's often incorrect name and a big UFC and Reebok.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #124 on: December 01, 2015, 07:57:04 AM »


When does this this Silva Anderson Aldo The Spider kid debut?

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #125 on: December 02, 2015, 07:13:43 AM »


Truly a title fight nobody will ever forget. Because it didn't happen.

Edit: This is awesome. It says that he's their newest champion but he defended his belt. At heavyweight.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #126 on: December 16, 2015, 05:51:24 AM »
...wait, what?


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #127 on: December 16, 2015, 07:02:23 AM »
Bader is at Light-Heavyweight, not HW. He's never been a champion. And it wasn't a brutal battle.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #128 on: December 17, 2015, 09:40:29 AM »
That's what I thought...


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #130 on: December 21, 2015, 03:52:46 AM »
I was just about to post that.

Reebok is best for business doe.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #131 on: December 21, 2015, 05:02:28 AM »
Just read that they're not shutting down. Crisis averted.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #132 on: December 21, 2015, 07:54:30 AM »
UFC cameras picked up audio of Justin Bucholz saying "Fuck that shirt" after Danny Castillos fight. We need more of these moments.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #133 on: December 22, 2015, 05:41:54 AM »
The Blackzilians thing is so untrue they're suing over it.

http://www.blackzilians.com/news/295/23/Official-statements-about-rumor.html
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #135 on: January 06, 2016, 01:44:38 PM »
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2016, 09:21:47 AM »
It is funny though that a few of those people are Trump supporters.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #139 on: November 07, 2016, 09:30:23 AM »
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2016, 01:04:52 AM »
So this afternoon there will be a press conference at 4 pm featuring GSP, Cain, Dillashaw, Cowboy and Kennedy alongside Bjorn Rebney and Tim Danaher formerly of Bellator. They're promising that this is an "industry re-defining" announcement and the speculation is strong that this is going to be a CAA-backed union of fighters. All the above mentioned guys are CAA clients and ever since WME-IMG purchased UFC there's been constant discussion about a conflict of interest due to WME-IMG representing UFC fighters whose company they own.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2016, 01:18:08 AM »
This happening so quickly after the sale of the UFC has me thinking the Fertittas knew the writing was on the wall and wanted to get out while the getting was good.....(for the Fertittas)
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2016, 01:32:56 AM »
That seems to be the popular opinion. There's also talk that all of this conflict of interest talk opens the UFC up to lawsuits.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #143 on: November 30, 2016, 07:10:30 AM »
This union announcement is great. Lots of good points made about record profits not going towards the people who made them happen.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #144 on: November 30, 2016, 07:15:21 AM »
GSP just threw shots at Dana. Wonder what his response will be.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #145 on: November 30, 2016, 07:45:24 AM »
The entirety of combat sports is one big goddamn racket.  From the lowliest amateur ranks to the highest professional ranks.  They fleece amateurs for all they have, making these young guys who don't make a lot to begin with pay out the ass just to fight three 2 minute rounds on the undercard in some armory they charge 40 dollars a ticket for.  It's highway robbery.  I've transitioned from fighting to coaching and will be cornering a couple of ladies next year on a local card.  It's gonna cost me 125 dollars.  To corner.  Unlike driving or carrying a concealed weapon, I don't have to provide them with anything in order to get a corner's license.  I could know dick all about fighting and they would have no idea if I were to go up there and corner as long as I have this piece of paper.  It's a crock.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 30, 2016, 07:51:57 AM »
Rebney and the fighters involved just hinted at going on strike.

I think fighters are getting dicked anyway and don't have as much to lose as other athletes would in the same situation.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #147 on: November 30, 2016, 08:02:40 AM »
I'm interested to see if this leads to the books of UFC being opened and it being exposed that they aren't as profitable and "huge" as they like to pretend and they are dicking their fighters over so badly in order to maintain their own salaries.
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #148 on: November 30, 2016, 08:10:13 AM »
I think they are much more profitable than they pretend they are and that they're dicking the fighters over out of greed alone.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #149 on: November 30, 2016, 08:23:40 AM »
GSP name-dropping Conor and saying that even with the money he pulls in he's being underpaid is a pretty serious shot at the UFC. Curious if McG responds.