76% of fighters in favor of union, 47% abstain from sex


51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs
47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them on fight night
29 percent worry about a fighter dying inside the Octagon
41 percent believe Georges St. Pierre is the best MMA fighter on earth
16 percent admit that sweat is the grossest thing about their opponents
96 percent are opposed to having a transgender athlete compete in MMA
27 percent have competed against opponents who lost their bowels during a fight
74 percent are against promoter-mandated "super fights"
76 percent are in favor of a fighter's union

numbers transcribed by MMAMania.com...

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pattitude site profile image  

9/10/13 7:37 PM by pattitude

There have been a good number of threads on this topic over the years.Food for thought: when an employer has complete control over a worker's rights, is that fair?

showgun site profile image  

9/10/13 7:36 PM by showgun

100% of promoters against a union

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

9/10/13 7:18 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

This would've been real fun if they'd of had everyone on the UFC's roster participating, and some 3rd party collecting the data.I'd want them to ask how many of the fighters are gay. Just out of curiosity.

GROUNDnLB site profile image  

9/10/13 5:43 PM by GROUNDnLB

Excellent point. The median is definitely more important with this type of survey

time traveling 12er site profile image  

9/10/13 5:34 PM by time traveling 12er

Cool, I'm a fan of infographics. I don't think most fighters understand the ramifications of a union. I do think it would be better for the sport but ultimately it might hurt a lot of the fighters that are for it. There are lots of ways a union can go. You raise the pay you also raise the bar for talent, meaning lower end guys stay amateur longer because their worth isn't enough to get the minimum pay. Also smaller orgs will have a harder time paying for cards and may fold up completely. If you only apply the union to the UFC, the same way that the other big sports limit negotiations with one org, other orgs will still suffer. There's a finite amount of money going into the sport, a chunk of which is being used to try to propel the sport forward into the mainstream. Allocating that money into areas where the money just leaves the sport may not be the best thing.

hinrik site profile image  

9/10/13 5:34 PM by hinrik

poll is a joke and so are these "journalists"

ahle site profile image  

9/10/13 5:11 PM by ahle

I would like to see what number of the fighters are lower tier guys, mid tier, "elite", etc.If 37 of the 38 were low level guys making $8k/fight that would mean the avg. income is $16k/yr (based off of 2 fights/yr). Add in one elite guy making 2 mil/yr and that raises it to $68210/yr.With this small of a sample size it's hard to get a real good idea on how many guys really want a union.

UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

9/10/13 4:48 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

Sample size sucks. Poll the entire roster and see what u get.

UGCTT_Blake site profile image  

9/10/13 4:38 PM by UGCTT_Blake

With this size sampling.

stonepony site profile image  

9/10/13 4:38 PM by stonepony

No thanks. Unions belong in the 60's. We don't need them to ruin MMA too.