(Yep, that’s Dana White’s handwriting.)
This thing has been dragging on for a year and now Brandon “The Truth” Vera‘s ex-manager, Mark Dion, is saying Vera should change his nickname to “The Liar” after the botched UFC contract negotiation – resulting in the two splitting and Vera doing nada for a long stretch. An extensive rundown of what started all this is over at cityboxing.com. The report says Vera should have to fulfill the agreement with Dion and give the manager 1/3rd of the dough made from the 2007 Tim Sylvia bout, in addition to $100K from future fights.
The Post It note at the head of this post was apparently penned to Vera from Dana White in the middle of the negotiation process. Here are the details:
– Three fight deal worth $90K/$90K, $100K/$100K, $115K/$115K, and then $150K/$150K, $170K/$170K, $185K/$185K if Vera were to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
– $7 Million over 4 years, plus a $100K signing bonus if Vera were to become champion.
Vera didn’t like the offer, so he and Dion countered with this:
– $150K/$150K, $175K/$175K, $200K/$200K, plus a $1.5 million signing bonus.
– Insured 10 fights over three years, $3 million per year, plus a $1.5 million signing bonus.