Props to egg for making masvidal usman happen

Ufc could have easily just dropped the main event and went on with the card but egg swallowed his pride and made the deal. Now the main event is even more anticipated than the original. 

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Agreed! 

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Props to all involved. Props to the UFC for making a great fight happen; to Usman for taking a very different fight on short notice; and to Masvidal for taking his title fight on short notice in another country.

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Yeah, I am shocked that this is happening

 

It almost makes me expect one of the other title fights to drop out...

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

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Thuggnificent - 

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 


and what are they worth? would they make more money in bellator?

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Such a pleasant surprise that this was pulled off. Gonna be a great night of fights!

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Great it’s happening but UFC/Dana had no choice.

Ultimately shows that fighter power is a real thing, and if you’re willing to wait for your value to shine, they have no choice but to come knocking. Same thing happened to Diaz.

Very awesome work indeed. Uncle Dana came heavy this time. People give him shit all the time and some of it is deserved, but he is the ONLY promoter who pulls this kind of shit off.  He’s the best.  

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Thuggnificent -

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

I’d love to hear what they’re really worth from an insider like you. 
WME failed several times in the last year to take the company public because of lack of interest. No one knows the future of sports entertainment with the virus situation. They clearly couldn’t even get an apparel sponsor if it’s going to be venum. Yet stupid fucks like you that I guarantee have never run a business think you know the proper revenue split. It’s honestly the funniest thing on this site and it’s been going on for years. Please compare it to the nba or nfl lmfao. 

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CMFanforlife - 

Very awesome work indeed. Uncle Dana came heavy this time. People give him shit all the time and some of it is deserved, but he is the ONLY promoter who pulls this kind of shit off.  He’s the best.  


Yeah, that's what happens when you have a monopoly.

Eskimo - 
Thuggnificent -

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

I’d love to hear what they’re really worth from an insider like you. 
WME failed several times in the last year to take the company public because of lack of interest. No one knows the future of sports entertainment with the virus situation. They clearly couldn’t even get an apparel sponsor if it’s going to be venum. Yet stupid fucks like you that I guarantee have never run a business think you know the proper revenue split. It’s honestly the funniest thing on this site and it’s been going on for years. Please compare it to the nba or nfl lmfao. 


NBA players and NFL players earn over 50 percent of total revenue. UFC fighters earn under 20 percent of the revenue.

In advance of any questions about profits, a reminder that the Zuffa-WME sale was the biggest sale in the history of professional sports and it was for around $4 billion.

Maybe just do a Google search before insulting people.

I don’t care what anybody says, you gotta respect Dana White. He gets so much shit, especially here on the UG. At the end of the day, he wants to get these fights done just as badly as we the fans want to see them. 
 

Think about it, right now, he’s gotta pay fighters what they want without any live gate revenue. That’s not easy! Some of thes fighters are real prima donnas. Some of them want way more than they’re worth. It’s impossible to keep everybody happy, but Dana does a pretty damn good job.

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Probably a very powerful wealthy individual from the UAE told Dana to have a big fight or else.

Eskimo -
Thuggnificent -

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

I’d love to hear what they’re really worth from an insider like you. 
WME failed several times in the last year to take the company public because of lack of interest. No one knows the future of sports entertainment with the virus situation. They clearly couldn’t even get an apparel sponsor if it’s going to be venum. Yet stupid fucks like you that I guarantee have never run a business think you know the proper revenue split. It’s honestly the funniest thing on this site and it’s been going on for years. Please compare it to the nba or nfl lmfao. 

Fuckwad whiteknighting for a corporation that has fucked over the worlds best fighters for over a decade while stuffing their own pockets. Like Wiggum pointed out UFC (previously Zuffa) was keeping the largest cut of revenue for themselves while giving meager payouts to the fighters fans actually pay to see.


 


Dana is an ego maniac and hates the idea of any fighter more popular then him, look how he burried GSP, Silva, and Jones for not toeing the company line and fucked the fans over from super fights. Fighters are being told the UFC is not a career and are expected to have a side job while having to train specific skills, work stregth and conditioning, and cut weight all for a 16k payday that they split with their trainers, partners, etc.; juxtaposed with Dana blowing millions on a faggy 16th birthday for his kid and paying of 100's of thousands to keep his hookers silent.


 

UFC was left without a main event, so they had no choice but to pay Masvidal. Jorge waited this one out and he got a nice pay increase as a result.

True that.  I get sick of all the dana haters. He works hard for this sport

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Eskimo - 
Thuggnificent -

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

I’d love to hear what they’re really worth from an insider like you. 
WME failed several times in the last year to take the company public because of lack of interest. No one knows the future of sports entertainment with the virus situation. They clearly couldn’t even get an apparel sponsor if it’s going to be venum. Yet stupid fucks like you that I guarantee have never run a business think you know the proper revenue split. It’s honestly the funniest thing on this site and it’s been going on for years. Please compare it to the nba or nfl lmfao. 


NBA players and NFL players earn over 50 percent of total revenue. UFC fighters earn under 20 percent of the revenue.

In advance of any questions about profits, a reminder that the Zuffa-WME sale was the biggest sale in the history of professional sports and it was for around $4 billion.

Maybe just do a Google search before insulting people.

Thank you for making me laugh. Read what I posted again. Do you think the nfl or nba would have a hard time getting a new apparel sponsor? Do you think they could take the leagues public through an ipo? The ufc can’t do either, so why should it be compared to them? 

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Eskimo -
Thuggnificent -

Or they could just pay their top fighters what they are worth and the fight would have been booked along time ago. 

I’d love to hear what they’re really worth from an insider like you. 
WME failed several times in the last year to take the company public because of lack of interest. No one knows the future of sports entertainment with the virus situation. They clearly couldn’t even get an apparel sponsor if it’s going to be venum. Yet stupid fucks like you that I guarantee have never run a business think you know the proper revenue split. It’s honestly the funniest thing on this site and it’s been going on for years. Please compare it to the nba or nfl lmfao. 

Fuckwad whiteknighting for a corporation that has fucked over the worlds best fighters for over a decade while stuffing their own pockets. Like Wiggum pointed out UFC (previously Zuffa) was keeping the largest cut of revenue for themselves while giving meager payouts to the fighters fans actually pay to see.


 


Dana is an ego maniac and hates the idea of any fighter more popular then him, look how he burried GSP, Silva, and Jones for not toeing the company line and fucked the fans over from super fights. Fighters are being told the UFC is not a career and are expected to have a side job while having to train specific skills, work stregth and conditioning, and cut weight all for a 16k payday that they split with their trainers, partners, etc.; juxtaposed with Dana blowing millions on a faggy 16th birthday for his kid and paying of 100's of thousands to keep his hookers silent.


 

Lol thanks for a truly emotional and pointless response. 

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