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  1. UpaLumpa is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    I though the criticism against Dana was he pays the fighters jack **** compared to what the UFC takes in.
    That bandwagon should have fallen apart long ago, it is simply flawed understanding.
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    What is odd is:

    I don't think any of the UFC matches were ever at any of the Station properties. Don't know if they didn't have the proper facilities to host them, but one would have figured this would have been a natural fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kambei Shimada
    I thought Dana was going to 'come out'.
    That what I was thinking, I was expecting a "you can be gay, but still be a tough guy" speach.

    j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
    That bandwagon should have fallen apart long ago, it is simply flawed understanding.
    The main thing that sickens me is what other professional atheletes get paid in comparison. No one should be paid in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to chase a ball up field (in whatever sport)
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    The pay is all relative. I watched a fight on ESPN2 Friday night fights (boxing) where the headliner got $ 6000 and for different cuts on his face that had to be stitched up. I saw him at the gym the next week, and I couldn't help thinking that he just made what I make in a really average, if not crappy month, and that was his only fight in 8 months. So really, it takes him 8 months to make what most of us make in a month.

    The rest of the world loves Baseball. Even though I find it dull, you can't argue with the millions and millions of people that like ball sports.
    "Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_990
    The main thing that sickens me is what other professional atheletes get paid in comparison. No one should be paid in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to chase a ball up field (in whatever sport)
    Ball sport athletes = unionized

    combat atheletes = nonunionized
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razamataz
    Ball sport athletes = unionized

    combat atheletes = nonunionized
    Combat athletes also have to pay for their own training, and only get paid if they perform.

    Non-combat athletes have salaries that continue whether or not they're on injured reserve.
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    The announcement, from an article I read (wish I had it with me), was supposed to be the New York State Athletic Commission legalizing and regulating MMA. From what the article I read said, it was assumed to be a done deal. This would have been a pretty big announcement considering the sheer number of gyms and fans in the area. An event there, like say, a New Years Eve style event, would draw huge numbers for the UFC. Imagine doing New Years Eve at a UFC event with it being broadcast on the Dick Clark New Years Eve show. That would be huge.

    That said, the bill was shelved and this other announcement was there as a backup or just something to throw out there so there wouldn't be as much egg on his face.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Utah
    What is odd is:

    I don't think any of the UFC matches were ever at any of the Station properties. Don't know if they didn't have the proper facilities to host them, but one would have figured this would have been a natural fit.
    Again, another article I've read, where Dana stated they specifically didn't want to do any events at a Station Casino. They didn't want it to look as if the owners where using their own casinos to pimp the UFC. They wanted it to stand on it's own two feet.

    A good analogy would be rapper Ludacris. He is well known to have been a DJ before becoming famous and hosted his own radio show. The thing was, he didn't play any of his own stuff on his own show which he could have done. His stuff was getting played by other radio stations other than his own. This allowed the quality his music to stand on it's own which is how he got his record deal. The rest is history.
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