I really wish the NJAC had released the pays from UFC78 because then I’d be able to put them side by side with the pay from last week’s WEC show and see which one cost Zuffa more. The WEC’s top dogs were paid well enough, with Jens Pulver getting the same amount of money he made fighting BJ Penn in the UFC, and Paulo Filho making 6k more than he did last time (strange raise huh?).
This is in line with the kind of money Zuffa paid out for their last WEC, and in line with how I think fighters working for a promotion like the WEC deserve to get paid. In general I think the UFC needs to give it’s middle-rung fighters a 20k base raise and the newbs and TUF fighters an 8k base raise in order to get rid of allegations that they’re basically exploiting knuckleheads who weren’t smart enough to enroll in business courses.
Of course, I know most of you Jackals are of the opinion that starved dogs bite harder. Me? I think it’s better to spend money on giving the dog super strength titanium teeth and bees in their mouths so when they bark bees come out. But that’s just me, so who knows.