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9/4/12 10:15 PM
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Tonight in an interview with Ariel Helwania, UFC President Dana White revealed that some of the fighters that were scheduled for UFC 151, but  had their fights rescheduled months away, were indeed 'compensated'.

Earlier reports from media had indicated that the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission would require the UFC to offer these fighters bouts on the next scheduled card or to pay their 'show' money.

 


9/4/12 10:16 PM
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 Man, the UFC really did take a 2+ million dollar hit straight up on this one. Probably in the 10-15 million dollar range when you factor in the potential profit they would have made from the event.
9/4/12 10:19 PM
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 good to hear.
9/4/12 10:31 PM
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lol


I'm guessing he means everyone but Jones and Hendo.
9/5/12 12:00 AM
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Good to hear that the UFC did what they were required to do.
9/5/12 12:07 AM
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I'm guessing fighers who were given close fights were not and fighters who had to wait months probably were.
9/5/12 2:25 AM
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This fact shows one thing-- that strong laws are required to protect fighters in all states and provinces.

There also needs to be an athletic commission that regulates MMA in the UK, Australia and Japan.

That's what would help MMA.
9/5/12 2:34 AM
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Chris - I'm guessing fighers who were given close fights were not and fighters who had to wait months probably were.

This is what happened. He said a lot of guys were booked for an upcoming show, and those that had to wait longer are being compensated.

gillyoteen -
my guess would be it were the ones who had 'good attitude' towards ufc 'family'


In your conspiracy world, yes, that was probably the case.
9/5/12 7:00 AM
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Chris - I'm guessing fighers who were given close fights were not and fighters who had to wait months probably were.
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9/5/12 11:02 AM
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no one should be surprised.... the UFC takes care of their guys on a regular basis...
9/5/12 11:05 AM
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LeftLowKick - no one should be surprised.... the UFC takes care of their guys on a regular basis...

Yet seems to like to step all over their stars
9/5/12 11:14 AM
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But Cindy O said this was a laughable idea in my thread about compensating the fighters. ;-)

Glad to hear this was done and that they took care of them.
9/5/12 11:16 AM
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what you gonna do, when halwanimania runs wild on you, brother?!
9/5/12 12:13 PM
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White: UFC 151 fighters were compensated

 
 

It would have been equally impressive if some of the fighters and managers [that have been so vocal about their financial instability] had publicly acknowledged that they were paid for fighting.

Which of course Zuffa always had the ability to do, regardless of whether 151 was cancelled (due to their own internal decision)or not.
9/6/12 1:05 AM
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Before you Zuffa nuthuggers start praising Dana, you should know that the Commissions rules require promoters to either pay fighters their would purse or to put them in the next event, when an event is canceled.

Just saying that this had nothing to do with Zuffa being warm hearted and fuzzy.
9/6/12 2:54 AM
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Yes because Zuffa has never gone out of their way before to compensate a fighter who got cheated out of a fight after a full camp (anyone who has been scheduled to fight Karo over the last 3 years) or given a winners bonus to a fighter who got cheated on a bad decision. Nope they never take care of their fighters unless they legally have to.
Seriously for the people who want to criticize Zuffa, you need to find a different avenue of attack because they have a pretty solid history of going out of pocket to take care of their fighters. Phone Post
9/6/12 4:47 AM
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Alpha World Peace -  Man, the UFC really did take a 2+ million dollar hit straight up on this one. Probably in the 10-15 million dollar range when you factor in the potential profit they would have made from the event.

I would say $15 million is about right, even with the added buys from UFC 152.
9/6/12 4:48 AM
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White: UFC 151 fighters were compensated

 
 

It would have been equally impressive if some of the fighters and managers [that have been so vocal about their financial instability] had publicly acknowledged that they were paid for fighting.

Which of course Zuffa always had the ability to do, regardless of whether 151 was cancelled (due to their own internal decision)or not.

Most of them still lost their sponsor money (AlienWare and Fear The Fighter being exceptions).
9/6/12 5:01 AM
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 I wonder if Bones, Hendo, and Jackson got "Fall Guy" bonuses???

 
9/6/12 5:40 AM
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LeftLowKick - no one should be surprised.... the UFC takes care of their guys on a regular basis...

Really? Why were there a bunch of guys demanding money from Jon Jones on Twitter?

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