curious what up-and-commers like him think about the reebok deal and fighter pay structure. Seems like a huge penalty to newcomers to the UFC.Good card..
But, dont know if I posted this; My cousin won his fight and is now the welter champ of fight time promotions out of south FLA. The fight will be aired on CBS sports this week sometime. not sure of the actual date! but, check your listings. It was a1st round TKO stopage. He is now 6-0 and holds a belt.
Cool, i hope he does well. I think the reebok deal is going to almost force serious prospects into bellator/wsof/etc. because the UFC payout is just crazy low. I realize that a lot of fighter's preparations can be written off at tax time, but it's still a huge up-front cost to pay for food, shelter, striking coaches, wrestling/BJJ coaches, other coaches, training partners, etc. etc. I just don't see how any fighter breaking into the large promotions can look at the UFC and think it's a good deal. Yes, the UFC is going to provide more exposure, but bellator, Wsof/etc, seem like a safer bet to get good matchups and make more money. At least that's how it looks from the outside. I know the UFC pays a lot of fighters bonuses that aren't disclosed, but it doesn't sound like they are making up for the lost sponsorship money.Bellator is scouting him now. There is a contract on the table with two more successful title defenses.