Revisiting the Reebok deal - UFC keep nearly half of money promised to fighters

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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    $39.4MM for fighters
    $30.6MM for ???
     
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    speeds $2.50 highball, $1.50 beer Staff Member Administrator GFX Team

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    The Reebok fight kits were the worst looking shit. Nobody bought it.

    Based on the constant early-2000's vibe the UFC seems to maintain, the Venum stuff will be no better, and may result in less money for fighters.
     
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    The only sport where athletic wear endorsements seems to bring in a lot of money for both is basketball and the NBA. My son wants the new LeBron’s every season as I wanted the new Jordan’s at his age most years. I have never heard someone say they want to wear the same shorts Conor McGregor wore. It does not seem like a big enough money maker for any athletic wear company to bid on the UFC for endorsements.
     
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    Huge raise for fighters with the Venum deal.

    Yeah, no. Given inflation, the buying power of this deal is actually worse for fighters than when Reebok got started.

    https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id...m-uniform-deal-gives-fighters-slight-pay-bump

    Champions will now get $42,000 per bout in fight week incentive pay, compared to $40,000 under Reebok. Title challengers will get $32,000, compared to the old rate of $30,000. Fighters with 21 or more UFC fights get $21,000, up from $20,000. Athletes with between 16 and 20 fights will also see a $1,000 increase, from $15,000 to $16,000.

    Entry-level fighters with between one and three UFC fights will now get $4,000 compared with $3,500 previously. Athletes with four or five UFC fights also get a $500 bump, from $4,000 to $4,500; athletes who have six to 10 UFC fights will go from $5,000 to $6,000; and fighters with between 11 and 15 fights get $11,000, compared with $10,000 under Reebok.
     
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