More fighters are spurning UFC offers
There may have been some negatives to come out of the EliteXC CBS show this weekend but make no mistake about it, that company and others are changing the business for the fighters. It may only be a short term change but for now the fighters have options.
Kimbo Slice made in excess of $500,000 and so did Andrei Arlovski. Even Seth Petruzelli, an 0-2 fighter in the UFC, banked in excess of $100,000. The situation is a little different for someone like former IFL welterweight champ Jay Hieron. He's looking for that next big payday/title shot and he also needs to fight often to make up for the lack of big paydays. He was scheduled to fight on the Affliction Oct. 11 Las Vegas card but when that was cancelled, he was facing inactivity for the remainder of 2008.
That changed when Xtreme Couture decided to put together a card this Friday, [URL=