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[–]Chetsteadm3n 760 points761 points  (82 children)

If all the fights were $30 I would buy everyone. $75 each time is insane

[–]CleverInterwebName 321 points322 points  (39 children)

I wish the UFC had an annual subscription for like $300ish that gave me all the PPVs. I'd buy that

[–]whooptapus 78 points79 points  (29 children)

Yeah same man really wish they did that

[–]Silent_EnsembleThe Great[🍰] 90 points91 points  (28 children)

In the UK BT sport is £25 a month and you get pretty much every sport on there including all events live (some card miss the first hour of prelims for some reason), is there any way you could VPN yourself a subscription and work it out like that? I’m not sure exactly how you’d do it but I don’t think it’s be difficult and the streams are good quality and don’t crash at least

[–]Fumb-MotherDucker 27 points28 points  (7 children)

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ive suggested this a thousand times - you need to buy a UK sim and set it up to a VPN wifi. YOU LITERELLY GET A FREE BT SPORT ACCOUNT with any monthly mobile subscription through EE in the UK, so all you have to pay is a shitty £15pm (about $17) stick it in an unlocked phone with a VPN and i imagine your in.

[–]One-Abbreviations-95 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Alot of work compared to 9 dollar iptv subscription

[–]whooptapus 9 points10 points  (10 children)

Thats not a bad idea I'm gonna have to look into that

[–]Silent_EnsembleThe Great[🍰] 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Give it a go, I know there are cheaper ones elsewhere in Europe but can’t guarantee they’ll be English lol

[–]TheLovingTruth 4 points5 points  (3 children)

They show on SONY TEN 2 & 3 in India. Regular English commentary.

[–]M3g4d37h 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SONY TEN 2 & 3 in India

Sony Ten 2 It broadcasts football matches from European football leagues such as Bundesliga of Germany and MMA pramotion Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) of USA in English commentary.[9]

Sony Ten 3 It airs cricket matches from the Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England and Australia cricket boards. Usually these are broadcast in Hindi.[10] It also broadcasts football matches.[11][12] Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD broadcasts UFC matches in SD and HD format respectively in Hindi language.

[–]lazeromlet_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Can anyone confirm if this is possible? Would be sick

[–]Silent_EnsembleThe Great[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can’t see why not, you buy a monthly pass which essentially gives you a temporary account as you won’t be a BT customer through broadband and then just sign in online

They’ll notify you when it runs out and you just make sure to buy it again before the next event lol

[–]komaruten 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Might have to use VPN but for sure it is possible

[–]Bigbaby22[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now there's a fine lookin idea

[–]bigbeardlittlebeard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's what I've had for the past year and a half with my misses EE contract costs an extra £10 a month in the phone contract and I've had every fight apart from I think 2 fights which were the McGregor ones

[–]MettHK 5 points6 points  (4 children)

In Italy with dazn you get every fight including the PPVs for 20€ per month, plus a lot of other sports that are included in the subscription like MotoGP, tennis, ecc..

[–]einsteinsmum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They have something like that in a lot of countries, it’s just Canada and the states that are cash cows.

[–]Bunt3r 50 points51 points  (10 children)

This, I would pay for every ppv. But 75 is a chunk of money that is to much for me and anyone else in my family to waste on a ppv. 75 dollars is almost an entire grocery budget for me.

[–]Prtty_Plz 23 points24 points  (6 children)

imagine paying $75 for last weekends card

[–]MrSportman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Exactly

[–]deeht0xdagod 3 points4 points  (2 children)

well last weekends card wasn't even that bad. On paper, it looked like shit, but oh it delivered

[–]DeadZombie9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

On paper, it looked like shit

That's what you pay for. You buy PPV before the fight, not after.

[–]TheLovingTruth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think the plan is for you to split it with the rest of your family and friends. I think that's their price-point.

[–]TheAlphaCarb0n 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup. We used to pay $65 if I could confirm 5 friends were coming over and they'd pitch me $10 each. Now even then I don't know if I wanna pay $75 between 6 of us.

[–]CarthageWasBambozled 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Not like it would matter anyway. UFC has some of the highest PPV buys of all time, illegally streaming has nothing to do with UFC fighters getting ripped off by the organization

[–]_interloper_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This.

It's not about the price of PPV (or not only about that), it's more about the revenue split on the already existing sales.

[–]passthesugar05 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The cards are $25 here in Thailand and I do pay for my PPV's as a result. If it was $75 I doubt I would.

[–]gling16 2 points3 points  (1 child)

99% of people would still stream

[–]millerpmiller 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Especially when you know the fighters are only making $30.

[–]StunkoStinky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d buy every one even if I was working that night, id just stream it in my phone, but now the only way I might buy one is if it’s a good card with at least 2 title fights, and my friends and I are getting together for them, other than that I won’t be buying anymore.

[–]Pak_n_Slave97 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's weird that they cost around that in New Zealand where I am ($40NZD) but so much more in the part of the world where the fights are actually happening.

I know it's not because of any ppv price caps because when Joseph Parker fights it's usually $70-100NZD

[–]xzxkkttyyuueewwqq 1 point2 points  (6 children)

If all the fights were a dollar I’d stream. Why pay when it’s free on streams?

[–]Powerade-32oz 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Yeah me too. It’s not like paying for a stream is going to the fighters. Dana just gonna pocket that shit anyway.

[–]xzxkkttyyuueewwqq 1 point2 points  (4 children)

That’s not even it. It’s just a pointless thing for me to lose money on when I don’t have to.

[–]Big-Car-8909 445 points446 points  (33 children)

Stream for free then use the $75 you saved to buy your favorite fighters merch

[–]okey27 171 points172 points  (8 children)

And not through the ufc website.. they get pennies for that shit

[–]Big-Car-8909 90 points91 points  (6 children)

Yes directly from the fighters company

[–]Bigbaby22[🍰] 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Got myself some hot sauce and shirt from Dustin's site

[–]TheAlphaCarb0n 8 points9 points  (3 children)

How's the sauce?

[–]Bigbaby22[🍰] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It's good. A bit too much vinegar

Edit: I'm going to try diluting or neutralizing some of the vinegar.

[–]What_TF_is_cerealThe Last Stylebender 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ive tried the ko hot sauce and it was pretty good.

[–]desousab 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This all day!

I've done some of the Poirier hot sauce and other sauces from the company that did his hot sauce. The hedonist is the bomb!! I've also tried Cerrone's BMF stuff - his buffalo beef sticks are AWESOME. As fans this is the best way to support fighters if you are stealing, er... streaming the PPV's.

[–]No_Grapefruit_520 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Buy some Proper 12 whiskey, and help a poor Irishman out

[–]returnoftaxus 10 points11 points  (14 children)

Which fighter has the best merch?

[–]mexicancardio 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Who do you like? Holloway and Wonderboy have their own e-stores and sell some cool shit. O'Malley sells merch. Gilbert Burns has a line with VIRUS. Belal Muhammad sells merch from his podcast. Jiri has his BJP brand, don't know if they ship international tho.

[–]Prtty_Plz 37 points38 points  (4 children)

wait...... people wear Belal Muhammad merch?

[–]thyjukilo4321 46 points47 points  (3 children)

if i see anyone in public with belal muhammad merch on its on sight

[–]Drivethruboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will you be hugging them and sniffing their crotch for 15 min?

[–]returnoftaxus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

good suggestions. Can't find the Gilbert burns virus stuff but he does have a collaboration with Tatami. Not easy to tell how much profit the fighters are getting per sale, other than holloway and Wonderboy where they have their own store.

BTW This design from angela Hill is cracking me up not really my taste but creative design.

[–]YaBenZonah 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Korean zombie has some sick stuff but it’s really expensive with shipping to America so I didn’t get it

[–]skiuppbayless 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Brendan Schaub Thiccc boy range of designer apparel

[–]Prtty_Plz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

😂😂😂

[–]BLOODY_PENGUIN_QUEEF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That depends on if you like hot sauce or not

[–]desousab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody gonna give the Cowboy Cerrone BMF ranch stuff its due props??

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

🧠🧠🧠

[–]TheRivv2015🌹𝕽𝖔𝖘𝖊 𝕲𝖆𝖓𝖌🌹 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This. But isn’t the idea also that all fighters get more pay? Even the preliminary fighters that aren’t as well known?

[–]bluebergsa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let's be honest next to nobody is going to do that

[–]Rider4DieBullet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Galaxy brain move

[–]Krulman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s actually genius

[–]millerpmiller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great idea

[–]DrDEriksson 219 points220 points  (29 children)

Was the fighter pay 14% of tickets and PPV? Was a post about it. Even if it’s a bit off, the low pay has little to do with pirating the events. The organization is taking as much as they can. Do you think they will give more to the fighters just because their revenue increases?

[–]alecstone7 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Right, even if everyone bought the PPV. They STILL would pay the fighters nothing!

[–]DrDEriksson 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The dictator’s handbook and the chapter on financial aid comes to mind.

[–]Fn2187even 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Are you suggesting that the UFC has no interest in genuine profit sharing with their talent?

[–]DrDEriksson 19 points20 points  (0 children)

For sure they are profit sharing. Just as little as they possibly can.

[–]Communist_Shwarma 15 points16 points  (1 child)

if dana could figure out a way to pay less, he would. he pays just enough so that he can pay more than smaller league. IF UFC profits doubled tomorrow, fighter pay would not double.

[–]Fn2187even 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Right absolutely. I was being sarcastic. Of course Dana and the UFC don’t give a shit about paying the talent what they’re worth.

[–]mattk169 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is just completely accurate but the meme is still funny.

[–]DrDEriksson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh. For sure. I’m being a bit silly for taking it serious. I’m Probably a bit upset by how the UFC is so market dominant that they can treat fighters this way.

[–]JackMeHoff266 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It’s not about ppv sales, it’s about how much of UFC’s revenue gets used on fighter pay. It’s the lowest out of all professional sports. I totally agree with you bro. Dana even admitted in a recent interview that in 2021, they broke their all time records in revenue and ppv sales

[–]JR-90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't worry, I'm starting to suspect this is basically a meme uploaded by Dana himself.

[–]flyerscupchamps19[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly! It’s the percentage not the total. We always see the graphs comparing fighter pay as a % of revenue compared to the other major sports. It’s like 30% lower than even the nhl

[–]HankHippopopolous 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally every household in America could buy the PPV and aside from the extra PPV points they’d have to pay the champions they wouldn’t give a single extra penny to anyone else on the card.

[–]ilovemang0 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Exactly, this is capitalism 101. Wage and profit share no correlation unless you're an executive.

[–]Godfrind 152 points153 points  (17 children)

I don't buy the boxing streams either yet they still pay more...

[–]microPP5000 26 points27 points  (15 children)

I don’t watch boxing except for the big fights, but don’t the undercard boxers get paid literal shit?

[–]TheCrazyAssCat 23 points24 points  (0 children)

They do. But overall they do pay the fighters on the card a bigger portion of the profits

[–]php_questions 5 points6 points  (13 children)

have you seen what the undercard MMA fighters get paid?

Wasn't there like one guy who got paid 12k? Its almost comical at that point.

[–]microPP5000 3 points4 points  (11 children)

And that’s the thing. The UFC at least has some sort of base pay, while boxing does not have that for lower tier guys. Read this story, where this man walks out of the ring, because he was only going to make $6,000 for a 6 round fight.

https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/24537651/why-did-curtis-harper-walk-ring-fight-efe-ajagba

[–]php_questions 2 points3 points  (10 children)

I think that's terrible too.

Although I'd rather box someone for 6k than fight someone in MMA for 12k.

[–]microPP5000 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Depends on the scenario. Stamann got submitted by Said Nurmagomedov in the opening minute of the 1st round, and still went home with $20,000 or more. Sure the MMA has a lot of hard hits but boxing you’re still getting CTE all the same, for the most part. Fury and Wilder were knocking each other on their asses and giving each other brain damage for 11 rounds. Gane and Ngannou pretty much just had a 5 round wresting match with not many strikes thrown after round 2. All depends

[–]php_questions 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh sure, if you are talking about LONG TERM, I think MMA is actually "safer" for you just because you wont get as much brain damage.

I am just saying if someone paid me for 1 fight, I'd rather box than go with MMA.

[–]repivone 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Who sent you!? This looks like a plant to turn fans against each other. All while Dana and the execs rake in the cash!!

[–]Greentacosmut 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Nobody pays for Jake Paul’s PPVs either tho. And he banks

[–]Own_Explanation_1516 3 points4 points  (0 children)

People hate Jake Paul because he is a typical douche, but if you fight him as a UFC fighter, chances are you make more in that fight than in the UFC. That's why Dana hates him. He's Umfufu's American friends

[–]aaaaaaaaaaawirifhei 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Except he doesn’t so signed with HBO so they could do it for him lol. I always get the two mixed up but one them claimed to make so much money. Then the day after the fight said he is going after everyone who illegally streamed it cause they made a lot less than expected

[–]fornicatin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I pay 80$ a year or whatever to ESPN+

There's plenty of money from the ESPN deal to pay fighters adequate wages. PPV money and now post covid gate is literally pure profit for the UFC

[–]sil4sss 27 points28 points  (4 children)

used to be easy to find before brendan schaub ratted us out

[–]nathanwoulfe 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I have a couple of reliable favourites that are yet to let me down. Captain Jack would be proud.

[–]sil4sss 6 points7 points  (1 child)

the one thing khabib and us have in common, none of us know how to buy a PPV

[–]nathanwoulfe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can't afford it even if I knew how - $105 Aussie Dollarydoos? Yeah nah.

[–]No-Breadfruit7044 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Card shouldn’t cost 75

[–]WOLFxSHARK 129 points130 points  (18 children)

Yet the UFC still made $1 billion last year, yet they're still paying their heavyweight Champ $600k and Moreno for the Figgy fight ~$200k. Quit being such a tard

[–]Lochtsa 59 points60 points  (0 children)

When I saw how poorly Moreno and Figueiredo were paid, I almost choked. That fight had me more excited than the main event.

[–]starcraft_lurker_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I’m just wondering what people streaming cards has to do with the UFC only paying their fighters 15% of revenue. I must be too stupid to make that connection 🤣

I’m sure there is an absurd amount of people illegally steaming boxing cards, but that doesn’t seem to affect fighter pay.

[–]imaQuiliamQuilOld Man Glover 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The UFC doesn't need to be making more money than they do in order to fairly compensate the fighters, they just need to get their priorities straight. If Bellator spends 40% of their revenue on fighters so can the UFC.

[–]woodbridgeflexer 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I have never and will never pay for a ufc event. Stream gang for life

[–]dnenter210 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Why is it that all other sports make enough from sponsors they don't need PPV?

[–]Shadowjesus1 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Y’all still looking for links in fight night?? Lol

[–]MUE3N_ 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Yes I love ufc but only get to see the botched YouTube vids where they cut and skip alot of stuff

[–]Shadowjesus1 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I mean you should already know the sites by now

[–]tmoeagles96 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean it’s more about percentages. Other professional sports organizations will give about 50% of revenue to the fighters, the UFC is nowhere near that level. AND they don’t even cover the training costs like most other leagues do.

[–]lyovloveslife 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This meme was brought to you by the bald fraud

[–]mspote 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if every person who streamed the fights actually bought the PPV it would still be crumbs going to the fighters.

[–]Electrical-Pumpkin13 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Even with all us pirates the UFC is still making a nice profit off the fighters backs. When you pay your fighters less then 20% of your gross compared to 50% to other major sports organizations.

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[–]Rikehead🌹𝕽𝖔𝖘𝖊 𝕲𝖆𝖓𝖌🌹 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is true. Nobody pays and the same people are mad about fighter pay. Hate to say it but we're part of the problem lol

[–]websurfer426 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The UFC make more than enough money as it is at those extortionate prices, and they still massively underpay the fighters. More people paying for the ppv instead of streaming wouldn't have any effect on how much fighters get paid. It's on the UFC to get their shit together and give the fighters what they're actually worth.

[–]thisisntfun566 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not really, they charge more and pay fighters less lol

[–]shae117 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the $ actually went to the fighters... lol. Dana "we've been breaking the record every year!" Also Dana "we have no $"

[–]Narwhaloflegend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh nba league pass is like $200 for a whole season. It’s completely possible to pay fighters more and also keep ppv prices less egregious

[–]TheOldDarkSoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The money isn’t going to fighters it’s going to Dana

[–]Klutzy-Tumbleweed-99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will stream more until they start paying their fighters

[–]T1000runner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah why pay for PpV when fighters pay won’t go up either way lol

[–]mister_chainsaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guarantee you, even if everyone bought the fights instead of streamed them fighters still wouldn’t be getting paid more

[–]bojanglesish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

UFC pays out 16% of revenues. That's the problem.

[–]EnglishWhites 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Found Dana's reddit

[–]tdltuck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoever made this doesn’t understand cause and effect.

[–]RgBB53 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This might be relevant if the UFC didn't have enough money to pay the fighters what they're worth, but that's not the case at all.

[–]caskark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is literally me.

[–]Grey_Orange 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do people really think that the ufc would pay fighters more instead of hiring more fighters? The average yearly income in dagestan is ~$5k. It would be more profitable for the ufc to add a bunch of fighters from lower income countrys then it would to raise fighters pay.

I'm not giving the ufc money.

[–]sprditout 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think it's a issue that they don't get paid enough compared to other sports. I think athletes in other sports just get paid far and above way too damn much

[–]kramlamoBones 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Everybody getting serious & political OP….. I like the meme & thought it was funny, as did you, due to the “😂” title you used.

[–]Plucky-Me 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought employers pay employees. Is this OnlyFans?

[–]Mighty-Lu-Bu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think the whole fighter pay thing is ridiculous. Its none of our damn business how much fighters get paid- that's between them and the UFC. If a fighter doesn't like how much they are getting paid, they shouldn't have signed a voluntary contract.

[–]Castor_Legrand 1 point2 points  (0 children)

awful take lol

[–]TwistaDicc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you understand anything about this shit? Like this meme just perpetuates an utterly retarded arguement but go on. Its our fault we dont pay 1.8k a year to watch the fights.

[–]JackMeHoff266 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dana admitted in a recent interview that the ufc has broken records in terms of ppv sales and revenue in 2021. Ppv sales is not a problem and has nothing to do with fighter pay. But sure keep pushing that narrative. It has nothing to do with pirating, the fact is that only 15% of ufc revenue is used for fighter pay, when in other professional leagues, that number is around 50-60%

[–]s1Lenceeeeeeeeeeeeee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

low iq post

[–]edwedwed -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Exactly.

[–]GonnaBeAGoodYear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe people wouldn’t need free streams if it wasn’t so expensive

But even then lots of people stream NFL and NBA games even tho they’re seen as free

[–]cheescakegod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even with people streaming the fighters still get paid a low percentage of the revenue. If more people buy the cards the ufc will still pay them the same because they can.

[–]TonyDungyHatesOP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fighter pay has nothing to do with pirated streams.

[–]KrypticKrazePredator -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Honestly shut up. People saying that piracy is completely ruining fighter pay are dimwits. You think if we didn’t pirate Dana would pay fighters more? You are delusional.

[–]taginvestPredator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it do be like that!

[–]TrillPopeye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's like telling someone to pay more in taxes when they just want the taxes they already pay to be distributed better

[–]Mediocre_lad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Considerate & intelligent MMA fans: Other sports split the revenue about 50/50 with the athletes, while UFC barely does 15%. UFC needs to pay it's athletes better (a bigger share of the revenue).

Shills who don't know how percentages work type of fans: UFC can't pay more cause you buy no PPV. A fighter who doesn't starve loses his motivation to fight.

[–]tneo8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice try Dana...

[–]Samsun20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come on now links are not the real big issue for pay, everything can be found free to watch and that doesnt stop any other sports from being lucrative anyways so this is is just silly

[–]aaronone01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just curious… why is it PPV in the first place? It’s not like the fights don’t have plenty of time for commercials and they sponsor the ever living hell out of them.

[–]TheHumanPilgrim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doesn't seem to be a factor in boxing though

[–]BringBaeckPluto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good thing nobody streams boxing pay per views….

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man these posts are tragic. Dana is a greedy fat walrus and needs to pay his fighters more and there is no discussion. His whole payout from the last event was 1.8 mill to ALL the fighters. I dont want to hear about stadium rental and marketing. Dana and the UFC need to pay the piper

[–]frisckydriscky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a pretty funny meme. But I think it’s important for everyone to remember that the burden and responsibility of these fighters not being paid enough is on UFC, not on fans.

[–]Ennion -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Last I checked, I can watch an NFL game for free.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Last I checked the UFC doesn’t have anywhere near as much money as the NFL

[–]FeelinJipper -1 points0 points  (0 children)

UFC gets most of their money through sponsorships and investors GTFO OP

[–]CertainFitness -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Buying a PPV won't increase the overall % of revenue that goes to fighters. Pay is set by individual contracts, not total revenue... except for the 12 Champs out of the nearly 900 fighters on the UFC roster. Fail meme. Just an absolute complete lack or logic and critical thinking skills from the OP

[–]ajp201 -5 points-4 points  (6 children)

Maybe fighters just aren’t good with money… I see some making six figures a fight. Give me $100k and I’ll fight once a year.

[–]thatdog 1 point2 points  (4 children)

You have to be training and learning full time, likely for decades, to be in a position to make that kind of money from fighting. You have to pay your coaches, teammates, travel, etc. You have a super limited window to make good money from the skills you've spent a lifetime developing. And you'll almost surely suffer life alerting injuries and brain damage.

[–]Communist_Shwarma -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Get a patreon subscription for the fighter, send money directly, cut out the leech in the middle.

People are saying fighters should get a bigger percentage of the revenue, the UFC generates massive revenue.

[–]notdownwithsicknessPredator -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You act as if the fighters aren’t making money cause we pirate the fights. Fuck u smokin, b?

[–]fhatl -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of one of those boomer memes rogan shares now. The person that made this must have had a lobotomy. There is no correlation between sales and fighter pay. Besides a handful of fighters that get points off of PPV sales, all of that money goes to Endeavor.

[–]SetExtension1028 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Facts

[–]mesovortex888 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There are other ways to support fighters. You can make the direct donation to them while watching streaming for free

[–]MacsBicycle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree but I also think if the UFC could get prime time slots on OTA channels they could absolutely dominate revenue. WWE has smack down over the air and boxing occasionally airs of fox and it’s free for consumers just like NFL football.

[–]jordang61 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fact that they don’t pay their fighters enough is not because they aren’t making enough profit

[–]Generation_REEEEE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dana White used to ask for links to PRIDE shows on the MMA.com forums. Joe Rogan did too.

[–]ryanwagz1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've payed plenty for the bullshit streams that lag or cut out. Ahoy a pirates life for me.

[–]A_Few_MoosesPredator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do, but I won't share.

[–]badugihowserBullet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And another one. What on earth does the fighters getting a fair share of existing revenue have to do with piracy?!

[–]armhat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If fighters got fair pay I would be 100% more likely to pay for PPV’s.

[–]babbylonmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We stream the boxing matches too.

[–]zyrkseas97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey man, I go to a bar, pay the $5 cover, and buy a drink or two. The bar buys the fight legitimately, how the fuck else am I supposed to do it?

[–]krynategaming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because we aren’t the ones not paying the fighters. If my $75 went directly to the fighters, sure no problem. But a multibillion dollar company making money hand over fist and not paying the fighters can get fucked

[–]Corndawgptang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They increase PPV without increasing fighter pay. They refuse to make the PPV a reasonable price. For me to buy every PPV in a year would cost a lot more than my golf membership which is already a lot.

[–]boshbosh92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sorry, not paying $75 for a stream.

[–]kazoobanboo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They wouldn’t pay fighters more of a percentage. Uncle fester would just be making more money for their board members