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    Fighter Salaries for UFC 67

    For those who have not seen the fighter salaries for UFC 67.


    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...=3385&zoneid=2

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    GOTDAYUM, 350k for Mirko, eh?
    Even Quinton got more than Silva. Geez, Pride's most well known fighters don't come cheap, do they?

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    Damn! That's a lot of cash for the PRIDE elite. I didn't think Cro Cop was going to fight for 2k, but still, that's a lot of money.

    It'd be nice if this had a trickle effect and upped the total pay of UFC fighters in general, but I doubt it. Although I do notice it's now 3k to fight, 3k to win for the openers as opposed to the usual 2k.

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    What I like about the UFC is that it seems that there's a winner bonus. One thing that I hate about boxing is that who ever is more famous gets the bigger paycheck not necessarily the winner.

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    ~$800000 in fighter salaries. Maybe $40000000 in pay-per-view and tickets. Fighters need a union.

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    That should tell you (mirko's check) how much more recognized PRIDE is, than the UFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by larscouture
    ~$800000 in fighter salaries. Maybe $40000000 in pay-per-view and tickets. Fighters need a union.
    -Yeah, that whole union thing has worked well for the US auto industry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninPimp
    -Yeah, that whole union thing has worked well for the US auto industry...

    It seems have worked for the Japanese Auto industry.

    ... and frankly, the U.S. auto industry includes quite a few companies we consider "foreign". Companies such as Honda and Toyota run unionized plants using the same American U.A.W. workers right here in the U.S.A. without the issues you allude to.


    Unions: The people who brought you the weekend.


    The first UFC purse was $60,000 in 1993. This has barely kept up with inflation when you think about it.


    I have to give kudos to Dana White for making a killing and convincing people to beat each other up for our amusement for a relative pittance. I don't have an issue with that - just as I don't have an issue if the fighters manage to figure out how to grab a bigger piece of the pie via collective bargaining or other legitimate means.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

    "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninPimp
    -Yeah, that whole union thing has worked well for the US auto industry...
    I'd rather not get into a debate about the pros, cons, and history of unions. If you can come up with another way to encourage Dana to share his money with the guys who actually earn it I'd love to hear it.

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    I think if Dana keeps importing A level talent, they'll want more money and control ala Cro Cop or they'll head elsewhere.

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