Posted On:11/14/2009 7:14am
A few gems:
Fedor is to be paid a $300,000 purse per fight
Fedor Emelinaenko reserved all rights to distribute and exploit his bouts in Russia and Asia. He had the right to retain all revenue from the sale, license, or any other exploitation of his reserved rights to market the broadcast. There are other specifics regarding Affliction's responsibility to provide Fedor and M-1 with a high definition feed. The rights include streaming rights, and extend beyond Fedor's fights to the undercard and preliminary fights.
Affliction agreed to pay M-1 a consulting fee of $1,200,000 per fight
I think this really sheds some light on the question of the UFC being unreasonable in their negotiations with Fedor and his entourage if they were demanding anything resembling this contract remotely.
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Posted On:11/14/2009 10:03am
Style: BJJ, mma
1.2 million to M-1? Ouch.
Posted On:11/14/2009 1:36pm
Style: Pekiti, ARMA, other stuff
That's kind of retarded for Fedor too. How many managers get paid more than %60 of the total fight purse?(that's AFTER taking into account his ownership shares in m-1). No matter how I slice that, he made less money for his fight than Tim Sylvia did, unless fedor is just banking hard on a "best of fedor in affliction" dvd.
Posted On:11/14/2009 4:39pm
unless there's a big money angle in this:
The rights include streaming rights, and extend beyond Fedor's fights to the undercard and preliminary fights.
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Posted On:11/14/2009 8:11pm
His exclusive rights for Russia and Asia might be a pretty big deal. We can't be sure about that judging from what we have here.
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Posted On:11/14/2009 11:29pm
Russia and Asia aren't really big or growing markets, right...?
Posted On:11/15/2009 12:10am
Style: BJJ, MT
It's growing really fast in Korea and just starting to take off in China (weekly televised mma fights when i was there last year).
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Posted On:11/15/2009 12:34am
Style: Rehab Fu
I assume he can wring some cash out of Japan.
Also, there are so many issues that a UFC contract could have broken down over. Remember that the UFC contracts can be financially generous, but they are total. For example, they include your exclusive likeness for video games and similar merchandising stuff, that could easily turn off a successfull indy fighter.
Posted On:11/15/2009 7:35am
Style: IRT/FMA/BJJ/BUDO TAIJUTSU
I imagine based on above that Fedor's deal is really sweet compared to the UFC's offer. It is unfortunate that he will not be fighting the best but..... since he already is almost at legendary status I imagine he thought well it is time for the cash! Having rights for Asia and Russia has to end up in a lot of cash coming his way!
Posted On:11/15/2009 8:05am
Style: Chinese Boxing
You guys might be getting a few things mixed up. Those fees represent two totally different things I believe. M-1 Global is a promotion company and they co promoted with Strikeforce and will probably distribute it throughout the Russian/Asian market. They will get paid that much money per fight......card. Also, if Fedor has done what most modern fighters do, he would've negotiated a gate share allowing him to take up to 3% of the net gate take for the fight making his purse much larger than that.
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