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    Default Herring on making $ in the UFC

    If there?s any reason for a fighter to fight, it is the fans. It?s not because we?re making millions of dollars, because we?re not. The fact of the matter is it?s the fans that really push us and spur us on. It is pretty much the only driving force right now (for me to want to fight again).

    For me to train and get ready for a fight (at this point) doesn?t really make sense for me to give up the business opportunities I?ve got for 90 grand. I?ve got to pay my corner to go wherever I?m going, I?ve got to pay taxes on top of it, so by the end of the day you?re not making that much money.

    My fight with Brock Lesnar (at UFC 87) was the fourth highest buy rate of 2008, 625,000 buys, and while that?s great for the UFC, I was literally making more money at 22 years old than I am with these guys, so I need to go and do some stuff that?s going to make sense for me in the long term.

    I?m putting my body on the line, you can get hurt, and we don?t have health insurance. They have to pay for you by law if you get injured in the fight, but if you get injured before the fight, it?s how many months you?ve spent prior training for nothing. You go in, you?re sick, you don?t have a great performance, it sticks with you, and they?ll remind you of that as well. You?ve got your back against the wall every fight.

    MMAWeekly: I know a lot of fans may see the success of the UFC and think that immediately translates to the fighters as well, but in truth it doesn?t really work like that.

    I would love to fight again, but it?s got to fiscally make sense for me to take two or three months off to make 30,000 dollars after taxes and all that. Especially with fights I?ve been offered overseas, with the contract I have, I only get two airplane tickets and one hotel room. I?m a grown man, I?m not flying overseas and sharing a hotel room with three or four corner men when I?ve got to buy their tickets and pay for their food. It gets ridiculously expensive by that point.

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    He forgot to mention the bags of cash Dana hands him after each fight.
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    Does anyone know what Herring does outside of fighting?
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    Default Re: Herring on making $ in the UFC

    I think he says he, like so many others, gets to work in films and in entertainment.
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    Herring needs to realize that Dana White made everything possible for him and not to be crying around about $$$.
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    Default Re: Herring on making $ in the UFC

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    Herring needs to realize that Dana White made everything possible for him and not to be crying around about $$$.
    He says he made more in Japan, so I don't know if I'd say Dana made him.

    Paying for 2 tickets and one hotel room is pretty bad. Much worse for the guys who make like $20g, where the event is a net cost to them.
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    I should have known Claudale would bring this up in order to take a shot at Mr Dana White. Here's the deal guys, if you don't like what the UFc is giving you, go to the many other options that you have. Plain and simple. I just had to let a metal worker go because he said that he can't make it on the $11/hour that I pay him. So go I said. Don't come crawling back to me when things don't work out in this economy, that's all I say. Hey Herring, I have an opening in our machine shop if you need to supplement your income!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    I should have known Claudale would bring this up in order to take a shot at Mr Dana White. Here's the deal guys, if you don't like what the UFc is giving you, go to the many other options that you have. Plain and simple. I just had to let a metal worker go because he said that he can't make it on the $11/hour that I pay him. So go I said. Don't come crawling back to me when things don't work out in this economy, that's all I say. Hey Herring, I have an opening in our machine shop if you need to supplement your income!
    That's a good example - you pay $11 without health insurance and Dana pays about the same.

    The difference is, as Herring said, he headlined one of the most profitable fights of the year.

    I know Herring is not the biggest draw, but if the UFC is going to treat everyone as contractors who need to pay for training, get their own insurance and feed and put up their corners, they should be giving them a lot more. Not like they can't afford to do that. Other guys lose money
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    Hilarious. The vast majority of fighters speak highly of the UFc and what they do for them. Every now and then when one fighter complains, CL comes running here and claims it's indicative of what happens with the REAL UFC. never you mind that the vast majority of fighters are very happy, they're just blowing smoke.
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    The vast majority? How do you figure? Some of the most highly paid guys (randy, tito, franklin) have complained and the little guys arent free to speak their mind without retaliation (war machine, huerta, brennan). So if fitch says he's happy, u wouldn't consider the fact he got dumped briefly for not giving likeness rights to theufc for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Hilarious. The vast majority of fighters speak highly of the UFc and what they do for them. Every now and then when one fighter complains, CL comes running here and claims it's indicative of what happens with the REAL UFC. never you mind that the vast majority of fighters are very happy, they're just blowing smoke.
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