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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2015, 11:12:03 PM »
Jimmo just voiced his displeasure about Reebok.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2015, 01:56:40 AM »
Coker went on a call to try and add his voice to this situation, despite having his own issues with fighter treatment.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2015, 02:54:05 AM »
Where's GSP at on all this? Surely that dude has something to say.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2015, 04:16:25 AM »
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A major MMA prospect has decided to sign with Bellator instead of the UFC and the Reebok deal may have had something to do with it.

Ed Ruth, who is a three-time national wrestling champion and four-time all American, has decided to go with Bellator MMA

The Penn State wrestler talked to MMAFighting about his decision and revealed that sponsorships did come into play.

“I’ve known for a long time now that after I get Olympic gold around my neck, I was going to go get some MMA gold for my waist. I’ve been talking with all the major organizations, and at the end of the day, I really believe in what Scott Coker is doing with Bellator. They’re signing the top talent, they’re putting on exciting fights, and they’re letting me secure my own sponsors.

“It will be a little while until I step into the cage for the first time, but when I do, everyone they put in front of me is in for a world of hurt.”

Is this the first step in top talent going elsewhere because of the UFC’s Reebok deal?

People have been talking about this dude for YEARS. He might change his mind depending on how fast the UFC handles the Reebok situation after he's built his own name up in MMA, but this is AS REAL AS IT GETS


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2015, 05:18:03 AM »
The Olympic coverage for him should be really interesting with him already signed to an MMA promotion. Plus, they're in our hemisphere this time. Should be easy to watch him.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2015, 06:05:00 AM »
So we're getting hyped on somebody who might not debut until sometime in 2017?

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2015, 06:17:37 AM »
Don't get hyped...



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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2015, 06:18:28 AM »
So we're getting hyped on somebody who might not debut until sometime in 2017?

We should. He's going to enter the sport with the same athletic credentials that Cejudo had and it only took 2 years for Cejudo to look like one of the best fighters in his weight class. He'll also still be a young guy when he makes his debut.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2015, 06:25:40 AM »
I know who Ruth is and it's certainly awesome he's transitioning to mma but nobody's going to remember this news a month from now and for all we know the Reebok deal will be greatly restructured by that point.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2015, 04:03:59 PM »
Didn't Rogan get all snippy with Schaub about him talking about how he was going to get fucked on this deal and telling him he should be lucky to still be in the UFC?

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2015, 12:59:39 AM »
Rogan took Schaub to task when Brendan tried to downplay the effects of all the knockouts he's suffered inside the cage, don't recall their being a discussion about Reebok. All I remember clearly is Joe telling him that Cain or JDS would fuck him up and the awkward silences.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2015, 08:37:03 AM »
Possibly related to this, the Federal Trade Commission is reopening an investigation into the UFC.

http://mmajunkie.com/2015/05/ftc-contacting-managers-reopening-ufc-investigation?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2015, 07:48:02 AM »
Dana White went on some show and was asked about Schaub saying he was making 6 figures per fight from sponsors and Dana said flat out that Schaub was a liar.

Schaub was on Joe Rogan's fight companion show this morning and Rogan said Schaub brought the sponsor agreements and showed them to Rogan and they confirmed that Schaub was telling the truth.  Schaub said Dana pretty much just read the names off of his banner which mostly weren't even sponsors, just names of gyms he'd trained with.  He said Dana also named some company that has never sponsored him and he wasn't even sure what it was.  Rogan encouraged him to post those documents somewhere, but it seemed like he didn't want to make a scene.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2015, 08:11:33 AM »
lol come on uncle dana


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2015, 09:30:32 AM »
Gotta watch that fight companion.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2015, 07:36:05 AM »
Aljamain spoke out today.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2015, 06:42:03 AM »
That's fucking ridiculous.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2015, 06:51:34 AM »
I don't sadly see anything changes until a big-name fighter with a lot of media pull chooses to not renew their contract and goes elsewhere.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2015, 07:05:10 AM »
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The fighter will wear a Reebok uniform inside the cage, along with one UFC-mandated sponsor to accompany it.

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Cerrone, fortunately, has deals with UFC-affiliated sponsors Fram & Budweiser. Both companies are event sponsors for the UFC and will be one of the select companies that will be featured along with Reebok on a fighter's uniform. Those exclusive deals should help Cerrone recoup some of his losses, but he is admittedly one of the lucky ones.

I didn't hear about this. Will Fram, Budweiser or anyone else the UFC allows to be on the uniforms and make up some of the pay for these guys?


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2015, 07:14:47 AM »
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The fighter will wear a Reebok uniform inside the cage, along with one UFC-mandated sponsor to accompany it.

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Cerrone, fortunately, has deals with UFC-affiliated sponsors Fram & Budweiser. Both companies are event sponsors for the UFC and will be one of the select companies that will be featured along with Reebok on a fighter's uniform. Those exclusive deals should help Cerrone recoup some of his losses, but he is admittedly one of the lucky ones.

I didn't hear about this. Will Fram, Budweiser or anyone else the UFC allows to be on the uniforms and make up some of the pay for these guys?

The UFC mandated sponsor pays the UFC, not the fighters.

No, I am not joking.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2015, 07:27:25 AM »
But then the UFC can give them a fair percentage!

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2015, 12:20:25 PM »
FWIW Cerrone is cool with the Reebok deal but I assume that's because of the amount of fights he's had in the UFC coupled with the fact that he's sponsored by Fram and Budweiser which are two Zuffa-approved sponsors.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2015, 12:44:04 PM »
He said it was 'awesome'. But he's a glass half-full kinda guy.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2015, 07:15:04 AM »
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/5/21/8633115/ufc-interview-ryan-jimmo-fighters-abusive-relationship-reebok

The Big Deal going HAM on Dana and Co. Mad respect to him, most guys are too scared to say anything much less go this in-depth with their comments.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #76 on: May 28, 2015, 02:24:47 AM »
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Chick Hernandez: Can you confirm for us the reports out there that the UFC's new deal with Reebok is worth $70 million?

Dana White: [Laughs] Oh yeah... Well, yeah. The deal, the Reebok deal is not all in cash, either. It's product, too. 



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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2015, 02:55:27 AM »
Guaranteed that if Jimmo wins this Saturday he doesn't get mic time and if he loses he's cut.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2015, 10:12:14 AM »
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"Me and my manager did a balance and saw that we will lose a lot of money because of this deal. We lose around R$ 40000 (about US $15000) monthly. This Rebook deal is hard for people who have lots of sponsors, because is restrains a lot, and sponsors can pay the amount they would normally to be exposed at a fight, when the athlete gives them the major return."

 "We're talking to Joe Silva so we can get that back and not lose that much. It's the last fight of my contract, and I know I have a good fight so I can renew it and we can recover this money we are losing. We are planning this, and the talks are good, it's hard but we're trying"


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2015, 04:41:32 AM »
Rumors floating that the Reebok deal was done to help make the UFC more presentable to sell off. The Fertitta's Casino corporation is also making moves to become publicly traded.
let's take it to the Reebok thread!

the UFC would be better off with new owners who actually know how to grow a business at that level. There's no value in buying the UFC if you're not planning on operating it, so as long as the new ownership group has a legit successful financial history, a sale would be good with me.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2015, 06:38:13 AM »
UFC has upped its entry level pay, presumably due to the bad press surrounding the Reebok deal. Lowest a fighter will make is 10K/10K.

In regards to the sale, anything that gets Dana away from the mic is fine by me.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2015, 03:11:01 PM »
Oh man with new ownership does that mean the shitty numetal card theme is gone? It's incredible to think how something as insignificant as that in the presentation still brings to mind how the company hasn't evolved since it first blew up a decade ago.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2015, 11:42:45 AM »
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The UFC return of former lightweight No. 1 contender T.J. Grant remains very much in doubt.

According to a recent report in the Regina Leader-Post, Grant has taken a job in a potash mine near Bethune, Saskatchewan, in order to support his family.

“To be honest I haven’t really worked a regular job since maybe 2005,” Grant told the Leader-Post. “Basically, I’ve gotta make a living. When you’re injured it’s one of those sports where you can live off what you made for a little bit, but we don’t make that much money so you have to go on to other things.”


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2015, 01:46:44 AM »
Well he hasn't fought in 2 years and probably wasn't making a ton of base salary pay, didn't win a lot of bonuses either. Makes sense he'd need to take another job.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2015, 03:56:55 AM »
He should have got bonuses for finishing tough guys. He got one for the Evan Dunham fight, funny enough.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2015, 05:34:36 AM »
Guess he should send a thank you card to Mike Tyson for getting him KOOTN over Maynard then.

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« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2015, 05:46:04 AM »
The dude made 235k over a year and a half and I'm suppose to feel sorry for him that he got a job 2-3 years later? It sucks he can't fight anymore, don't get me wrong, but the dude made decent money for fighting a handful of times.

At what point do we say, hey fighter, you SHOULD get paid more...but maybe you should invest better?


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2015, 05:49:22 AM »
I've been saying that for a while. If you look at what some guys make and how they spend their money it's mind-boggling.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2015, 05:52:14 AM »
The truth of the matter is a lot of the UFC fights do have part-time gigs outside of fighting. These gigs include teaching/owning at gyms, doing media appearances and sponsorship that you don't see come fight time. And from what I've been told first hand from UFC fighters, Dana and the Fertittas take care of you if they like you.

Is the Reebok deal taking away from the banners that the fighters have at the cage?


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #89 on: June 03, 2015, 09:27:16 AM »
The truth of the matter is a lot of the UFC fights do have part-time gigs outside of fighting. These gigs include teaching/owning at gyms, doing media appearances and sponsorship that you don't see come fight time. And from what I've been told first hand from UFC fighters, Dana and the Fertittas take care of you if they like you.

Is the Reebok deal taking away from the banners that the fighters have at the cage?


No sponsors on banners at cageside, IIRC.

Teaching/training is extremely hard to make a decent living at it, in fact many guys go broke opening a gym. That's not a realistic outcome, there's not this huge market for mma gyms. These guys aren't necessarily good coaches who should be teaching at even someone else's gym, they're supposed to be fighters so this shouldn't even be a requirement. Can you imagine if after Eli Manning struggled in his rookie year, the Giants said "well we'll pay you minimum wage now, gotta prove you're worthy" and he took a side job teaching QB camps in order to keep following his NFL dream? How can anyone look at the way UFC fighters are treated compared to other sports and not have a complete lack of respect for them?

He didn't just make that money fighting a handful of times, he busted ass for years and years to get that opportunity. The point is he didn't just fight, he fought at a high level and won. He was the cream of the crop, there's a difference between TJ Grant fighting five times and Cezar Mutante fighting five times, TJ Grant is a world class fighter. 235k over a year and a half before taxes and expenses for that kind of performance is a joke. If a guy who is a title contender is paid like 7x less than the league MINIMUM in real sports, imagine what guys below him are paid. 

Also there's no indication TJ Grant was poor with his money, that's a strawman.

I get why most keep arguing against the fighters, they don't wanna rock the boat. Also, they don't give a shit about fair pay (HEY YOU MADE SIX FIGURES LAST YEAR BRO THATS MORE THAN ME SHUTUP STOP WHINING). But forget about ethics and just think about it as a fan who likes fights; there's not going to be much of a sport if there isn't an incentive for athletes to enter.

I mean really, 235k is a lot of money for that kind of work? He is risking his brain and health every time he steps in there against a highly trained killer (he wasn't fighting bums), putting a lot of work in the gym and doing it in front of a shitload of people. He's worth a lot more than that, and if you want to keep replacing him with fresh talent you better do something about it.

Why do you think Cro Cop, Dan Henderson, Mark Hunt, Anthony Johnson, Vitor Belfort are still main eventing in 2015? Where are all the young bucks? It's okay, there will be very few if any great fighters above 185 because anyone who is a good enough athlete will just pick a sport where they can actually make money.

UFC fighters get about 10% of the revenues that Zuffa brings in. In other sports, it's usually 50/50. In boxing, it's 70/30. I would love to hear a justification for the UFC's number.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2015, 06:26:34 AM »
I dunno if this is necessarily the thread for this but I found it pretty interesting (and surprising) that Tom Duquesnoy has decided to re-sign with BAMMA rather then test his skills in the UFC. I haven't read anything that indicates that the Reebok deal was a tipping point but I think it probably had something to do with it.

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« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2015, 07:00:24 AM »
That is surprising, he might be the most hyped prospect in the world that isn't fighting in either the UFC or one of the second-tier promotions.

It could also be because he doesn't think he's ready, he's only like 21, 22. But yeah, normally the UFC would be all over a guy like him. I hope he gives an interview explaining his decision.


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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #92 on: June 04, 2015, 07:47:34 AM »
The truth of the matter is a lot of the UFC fights do have part-time gigs outside of fighting. These gigs include teaching/owning at gyms, doing media appearances and sponsorship that you don't see come fight time. And from what I've been told first hand from UFC fighters, Dana and the Fertittas take care of you if they like you.

Is the Reebok deal taking away from the banners that the fighters have at the cage?

No sponsors on banners at cageside, IIRC.

Teaching/training is extremely hard to make a decent living at it, in fact many guys go broke opening a gym. That's not a realistic outcome, there's not this huge market for mma gyms. These guys aren't necessarily good coaches who should be teaching at even someone else's gym, they're supposed to be fighters so this shouldn't even be a requirement. Can you imagine if after Eli Manning struggled in his rookie year, the Giants said "well we'll pay you minimum wage now, gotta prove you're worthy" and he took a side job teaching QB camps in order to keep following his NFL dream? How can anyone look at the way UFC fighters are treated compared to other sports and not have a complete lack of respect for them?

He didn't just make that money fighting a handful of times, he busted ass for years and years to get that opportunity. The point is he didn't just fight, he fought at a high level and won. He was the cream of the crop, there's a difference between TJ Grant fighting five times and Cezar Mutante fighting five times, TJ Grant is a world class fighter. 235k over a year and a half before taxes and expenses for that kind of performance is a joke. If a guy who is a title contender is paid like 7x less than the league MINIMUM in real sports, imagine what guys below him are paid. 

Also there's no indication TJ Grant was poor with his money, that's a strawman.

I get why most keep arguing against the fighters, they don't wanna rock the boat. Also, they don't give a shit about fair pay (HEY YOU MADE SIX FIGURES LAST YEAR BRO THATS MORE THAN ME SHUTUP STOP WHINING). But forget about ethics and just think about it as a fan who likes fights; there's not going to be much of a sport if there isn't an incentive for athletes to enter.

I mean really, 235k is a lot of money for that kind of work? He is risking his brain and health every time he steps in there against a highly trained killer (he wasn't fighting bums), putting a lot of work in the gym and doing it in front of a shitload of people. He's worth a lot more than that, and if you want to keep replacing him with fresh talent you better do something about it.

Why do you think Cro Cop, Dan Henderson, Mark Hunt, Anthony Johnson, Vitor Belfort are still main eventing in 2015? Where are all the young bucks? It's okay, there will be very few if any great fighters above 185 because anyone who is a good enough athlete will just pick a sport where they can actually make money.

UFC fighters get about 10% of the revenues that Zuffa brings in. In other sports, it's usually 50/50. In boxing, it's 70/30. I would love to hear a justification for the UFC's number.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 04, 2015, 08:12:45 AM »
I want a TUF 1 invasion like the way Nexxus debuted in WWE.

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« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2015, 09:04:33 AM »
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« Reply #96 on: July 03, 2015, 02:01:11 PM »
There's not a sentence in that article that doesn't scream "We hate Zuffa!"
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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2015, 04:58:12 AM »
Humiliating? That was some Donald Trump level trash talk.

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Re: UFC sponsored by Reebok/Fighter Pay Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2015, 05:41:08 AM »
Yeah. Many of his replies were more or less "Pfft. How many Twitter followers you got, bro?!"