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WEC pay is out, and it’s not too bad

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.

  • Accomando

    Starved dogs don’t bite as hard as Rabid dogs do, I’m in favor of a pay decrease.

  • fightlinker

    starved = fighter pay
    rabid = steroids?

  • Atom

    dogs with bees in their mouths? choo-choo-choose me?
    Whats next? Sherk eated the purple berries? (and yes, they taste like burning)

  • Accomando

    Rabid = Fighters who fight to finish for the extra pay bonus.

  • Foreskin Face Pete

    i liked the bit about the bees

  • Kel

    I bent my Wookie…

  • Mobb Deep

    Poor people fight harder. Look at Chuck and Tito. They used to be monsters when they were hungry, now they have trouble with TUFers, who are poor. Flawless logic.

  • bmiller

    You are a simpsons fan I am just guessing. “You choo choo chose me” is from when ralph falls in love with lisa on valentines day. And the barking dogs with bees in their mouth is when Homer tried to get into Smithers house. So all in all SIMPSONS DID IT!!! (south park quote)

    I am a loser I already know this.

  • fightlinker

    We draw from tons of culture … I’ve had like 4 or 5 shakespeare references tucked into articles over the past few weeks too

  • kentyman

    The Shakespeare to horse-penis ratio is about even.