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    Default Re: Atencio: Big salaries aren't going to be the norm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    I imagine the first organization is much more profitable in their market.
    Again, that's a moot point (also a very dubious point, but I digress). JB whined til the cows came home about how the UFC was bleeding the Fertittas dry. Meanwhile, the casinos were raking in big dollars. No one expected the Fertittas to mortgage their casino empire to salvage the UFC and no one should expect the same from Affliction.
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    But I thought that Affliction was supposed to change the face of MMA with their generosity in reference to fighter pay?

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    Default Re: Atencio: Big salaries aren't going to be the norm.

    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Again, that's a moot point (also a very dubious point, but I digress). JB whined til the cows came home about how the UFC was bleeding the Fertittas dry. Meanwhile, the casinos were raking in big dollars. No one expected the Fertittas to mortgage their casino empire to salvage the UFC and no one should expect the same from Affliction.
    Of course we can never know for sure, but I think that was just a tactic to keep the fans loyal and stop the fighters from pressing him for more money. Owners do that all the time, his comments are unsubstantiated.

    He used to say they lost money on every single show but 2 or three (of course it should have been one or the other, since they had quantified this).

    The PPV buys and the gate collections were many times what he was paying the fighters (even when you consider the giant chunks the PPV providers and venues take. Of course companies have operating costs and people disagree on how to view individual shows (allocating operating costs and fixed costs), but I suspect the UFC was making money a long time before the UFC. In 2003 and 2004 I think

    Remember how Dana said he bet $250g on Chuck when Chuck lost to Wanderlei the first time? Did he get that money from being a bell hop or boxercise teacher? Would the Fertittas pay him lots of money if at the same time they have to continually kick more in to save it as he has told us? Unlikely.

    Even when things were going through the roof, he was trying to downplay the initial success.
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    Who said that ??? Affliction? Generosity? I'm afraid I'm lost here.
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    Default Re: Atencio: Big salaries aren't going to be the norm.

    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    But I thought that Affliction was supposed to change the face of MMA with their generosity in reference to fighter pay?
    If they are making money or I think they are making money, I would expect them to pay fairly. And if they are bidding on fighters against the UFC as a solvent entity, the fighters will win and a real value will be determined.

    BTW - they just paid $3.3m and probably lost a lot of money in the process. I consider that

    "generosity in reference to fighter pay"
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