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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gimp View Post
    I don't think it's as "ouch" as it looks at first. Hendricks has been paid a wage to train for seven years, and got 50% of his purses when he fought. Only now he's at the top are the team that supported him the whole way reaping any financial benefits. That's about a six-year loss to probably a one year gain. I'm sure a lot of guys would go for that security, whilst still taking 50% of what should now be a multi-million dollar enterprise in a UFC champion's career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I don't think it's as "ouch" as it looks at first. Hendricks has been paid a wage to train for seven years, and got 50% of his purses when he fought. Only now he's at the top are the team that supported him the whole way reaping any financial benefits. That's about a six-year loss to probably a one year gain. I'm sure a lot of guys would go for that security, whilst still taking 50% of what should now be a multi-million dollar enterprise in a UFC champion's career.
    its also a gain as long as he keeps the belt which could be lost in his next fight, look at other guys who held a title and are now mid card, forrest, franklin, serra...

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    Massive risk and gamble involved.

    How you can invest a substantial amount of money like that on numerous fighters is beyond crazy. You literally only with get results from a handful of guys and will waste alot on all of the others.

    As a business model it is pretty flawed at those figures as nothing is guaranteed from an income point of view so it would be like throwing money at 5 FTSE companies and hoping 1 goes bananas.

    Fair play for them doing that and anyone that financed a fighter in that way would well deserve their cut for the risk involved.

    I would love to see a realistic way of financing a fighter from the UK, for example, and had a few ideas with that but there is just so much risk involved that it would be unlikely happen unless you knew someone was going to the top and they were happy with the arrangement
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    interesting model, you have to be super-rich and a super-fan to even contemplate this kind of venture. but fair play.

    Johnny, though, will start to get fucked off with them after his next 5 super-lucrative fights. so for a smooth ride these bellends should scale back their percentage, or they will have fireworks to deal with.
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