Peter (anonymous) 2 years ago
I think people forget, along with ESPN obviously. The UFC is still in its progression stage, Its not even sanctioned in New York. Lorenzo and Dana still have alot of investing and marketing to do to bring this sport to the platform it should(in my opinion will) be on. If they are going to rival NFL and co they need to have the financial backing to bring the sport up right, especially in the eyes of the general public who believe its too brutal. When The UFC has reached its peak, it will be made public and the Lorenzo's can bask in there glory of creating a New modern day sport from nothing!!
keepitreal (anonymous) 2 years ago
Did that idiot actually say that boxers get 70% of total revenue in the sport? HAHAHA keep dreaming
dondada (anonymous) 2 years ago
ESPN criticizes the UFC for underpaying their fighters but make no attempt to attack greedy boxing promoters who grossly underpay their own fighters, and then use the excuse of "oh, but boxers get much more money from endorsements and from ESPN coverage". WTF! then why the hell doesn't ESPN want to provide more coverage for the UFC? Is it cuz they just hate the Fertittas and Dana White so much? I thought this was about caring and supporting the fighters??? ESPN contradicts itself all the time when it comes to discussing the sport of MMA
Stupidfans (anonymous) 2 years ago
Espn isnt trying to blackpaint UFC.
They are very very subjective and displays facts.
UFC video answers was pathetic and idiotic at best.
robbiegracie (anonymous) 2 years ago
i feel like the ufc should be paying there lower fighters a little better. they are paying the top fighters very well. i just think the lower fighters should make like twice what they are making. they should also implement a "finish" bonus in all fights. you finish your guy you get an extra chunk of change. stuff like that would liven up the fights.
Allsorts (anonymous) 2 years ago
Also the Zuffa saved PRIDE when it went bankrupt, Strikeforce were on the verge of going bankrupt, and Zuffa saved them. Fighters can still earn good money fighting for Dream, Bellator, Shark Fights, ESPN hate the fact they didn't support UFC and are now regretting it so gotten all bitter. Watch this video for the truth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0Lb8pDmVg
Allsorts (anonymous) 2 years ago
Rogriguez was champion before the UFC exploded. UFC openly admit that at one stage fighters like Matt Hughes, GSP, BJ Penn, Frank Mir didn't get payed for some events because the UFC was actaully losing money from the PPV's. ESPN is pure garbage, watch this video.
WrestleThis (anonymous) 2 years ago
This is not a hack job, this is not espn trying to make ufc look bad, this is a serious look at fighters being underpaid and having nowhere else to go. UFC has cornered the market.
The fighters and managers must not be happy with the way they are paid then this issue would not have been raised.
If the UFC has nothing to hide its a simple fix. Make the revenue 'pie' public knowledge, allow the fighters to see what percentage they get paid, and address the concerns of the fighters and the managers.
Im a huge UFC fan, and I think Dana White is highly entertaining and talented in what he does, but in regards to this topic, Im siding with the fighters and the investigators. People deserve to be paid fairly, people deserve to know they are not being taking advantage of, and the UFC needs to show that its not the big bad wolf that it appears to be at the moment.
wtfespn (anonymous) 2 years ago
crap report. try to make ufc look bad, actually makes espn look like a joke. espn is trying to make a hit piece against ufc, but fails miserably. what's the point of this show, ufc should make more millionaire fighters? ufc owners should throw money at every fighter? what's the point espn? if espn, the billions in profit company, is so concerned about another company making so much money, espn should first start paying its own grossly underpaid athletes we see 24/7.
lol (anonymous) 2 years ago