Tells us he lost $44m/was down $44m (something Dana started saying years ago) - which might be a fictional figure, but then won't say if he got that back or not.
We know they took out something like a $300m distribution 2 years ago- so the answer is, he/they got his/their money back many, many times over. They are selective in what they tell us
You can't trust a word he says in all honesty - I concluded that long ago. I also don't believe they lost money on all their PPV events prior to TUF. Even after TUF they were very evasive in telling us whether or not they were profitable (for a long time until it became more than obvious that they were a cash cow).
Even before 05, they were selling everything out at expensive ticket prices and had some good PPV buy numbers and weren't paying much to fighters. I think crying poverty was a business tactic.
Come on VAK, don't buy into the "different business model" excuse for paying people less than other pro sports. Shit, every owner wants to pay people less and the UFC is able to do so by deploying an anti-competitive and strong arm style.
I'm sure the 2 of us could come up with a business model that involved creating a monopoly and paying less than minimum wage, but that wouldn't make our business model legal, ethical or excusable.
LOL - Kimbo like freak show:
When you hear Rickson Gracie talk about how, at the age of 47 or whatever he is now, that he could beat the crap out of these UFC fighters that he sees on TV now, is that an older man’s understandable vanity? Or is he telling the truth?
LF: Let’s do it! I mean, that’s the ultimate test, that’s what I said, right? Let’s find out! If that’s the truth, then let’s find out! I mean, don’t just say it. Let’s do it!