6 May 2015 13:34:22 PM
Late last year, it was announced that the UFC had inked a 6 year/$70 million exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok that would not only change how its fighters presented themselves, but how they could obtain sponsors moving forward as well. Gone were the days wherein a fighter/manager could secure as many (pre-approved) sponsors as possible per fight, and in its place was a tiered system dependent solely on the opinions of a group of “experts” who quite literally could not be less informed.
As has become the case with most of the UFC’s newly-instigated policies, it took a couple tries before the world’s premiere fight organization was able to get it (mostly) right. So the rankings-based payout system was scrapped in favor of a structure that “rewarded” fighters with bigger cuts of the action based on the number of fights they had while competing under the Zuffa-owned Strikeforce, WEC, and UFC.
Earlier today, UFC fighter Cody Gibson tweeted an image of the new payout system which goes into effect on July 6th. And boy is it something.Read More DIGG THIS