HomeBoxing Bob Arum Bad Mouths The UFC Again During The Press Conference For Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 Bruno September 10, 2011 Boxing 79 Comments Bob Arum Bad Mouths The UFC Again During The Press Conference For Pacquiao vs Marquez 3. Tweet Pin It Sergei Kharitonov Russian Documentary About His Fight Training Vitor Belfort Announces Fight Versus Cung Le At UFC 139 In San Jose 79 Comments « Older Comments sephong September 10, 2011 bob arum is a good guy…don’t say bad things against him because he only says the truth…hard to accept but all he said was true. he is not destroying the reputation of the fighters in UFC but rather exposing some negative management or system of the company. Log in to Reply I.C.E agent September 10, 2011 Again,fans acting like they know what it takes to run a company like the UFC! Its not as black and white as many of you think!You people you think Bob is telling the truth,and not spinning it to fit is agenda,are pretty gullible. The UFC is not a monopoly,there are other mma promotions!! Just because they are the biggest and most popular,doesn’t make it a monopoly! Everyone of you guys that think he is correct,don’t know what the hell you are talking about!Its not as simple as you guys think!There is a lot more to it then what he claims,and he knows it,but he says it because he knows that people like you will buy into it. Only the fans cry about this,99% of the UFC fighters are happy fighting in the UFC,and making a good living! Log in to Reply Kyle September 10, 2011 he’s just being real about it, it’s the truth..I can respect that. Log in to Reply lllibbbo September 10, 2011 it is clear from a fan’s perspective you want the ufc business model: let the top fighters in the world fight as frequently as possible. who give a sh@@ how much they get paid? we all be watching paqcuiao vs mayweather 3 now if boxing were run by ufc… too much drama for boxing Log in to Reply Crazywhitie September 10, 2011 People need to understand that Boxing has been around alot longer the most sports.. many in 20 years with a super stable economy MMA Fighters will get paid more.. How many Boxers do you no? who’s the Heavyweight champ? you only know the big names thats all Log in to Reply KeyboardWarrior September 10, 2011 UFC doesn’t have a Monopoly. Technically, it is an Oligopology, in which there are a few dominant companies in terms of market share. Sure, the UFC doesn’t have much competition, but they have some… Log in to Reply wcoastassassin September 10, 2011 Yes boxing has been around for a long time. There is nothing that Bob Arum said that is not true though. Dana is growing a sport that has already possibly passed boxing in popularity with young people and he has a chance to make it way bigger. Maybe not a bad idea for boxing right now to put on a few big fights on free tv to gain some viewers but he’s right they pay out to one big fighter more than UFC pays out for 5 or 6 cards. Chuck Liddell was lucky if he made $20 million for his whole career. Tyson and Holyfield grossed over $60 million between the 2 of them for one fight and that was 15 years ago Log in to Reply mirfan September 10, 2011 i dont think he really bad mouthed ufc. he was just stating that they get paid a lot less…which no one can really deny that Log in to Reply Ruddo293 September 10, 2011 There is only really money in boxing for the top guys. Those guys fighting on the undercards don’t make anything really. Maybe 30k at most if they are lucky. Of course you will never see a MMA fighter make 20 million a fight because then the promotion would be lose millions. We seen something similar with Affliction; they were paying huge purses to guys who didn’t deserve it. Paying Matt Lindland 300k? Tim Sylvia 800k? All in all, it’s good to see these guys get paid what they deserve, but from a business perspective, it’s a huge loss for the company. Most of these guys would make less elsewhere and they would take the money regardless. Log in to Reply morbidcro September 10, 2011 Does anyone know what the lesser known boxers fight? Like what’s the amount each boxer is making for their ppv? $20 million for one fight? That by far surpasses everyone from a UFC ppv. I’ve seen the undercard for a UFC event where the fighters get paid $6,000. I imagine UFC sells more than boxing nowaday (I could be completely wrong) and can pay the fighters a lot more. Log in to Reply sterling September 10, 2011 It’s the same with boxers. The top makes the money, the rest eat shit. Fight business is hard. I’d say that mma has a more even pay scale than boxing, but I’m no expert. Log in to Reply RearNakedSmoke September 10, 2011 @ Pit. Well said, my friend. Well said. Log in to Reply Genghis Khan September 10, 2011 Agree with Bob 100%. UFC fighters are getting screwed up the ass it’s not even funny. In 2010 PPV revenues alone were over 450 million dollars. Less than 3% of that went to the fighters.., Log in to Reply Boss Rutten September 10, 2011 please, some1, let bas rutten get ahold of this guy Log in to Reply bob September 10, 2011 he nailed it on the head – and what did UFC do – buy the competition out – keep the monopoly. Log in to Reply marvelous mad madam mim September 10, 2011 he speaks the truth Log in to Reply Twana September 10, 2011 with an ass hole like dana white..these UFC warriors are underpaid… Log in to Reply psyopus September 11, 2011 hmm ya i dont see this as bad mouthing. but will say yes sometimes the truth hurts dana white is fukcing the fighters over and makin it like hes a cool cat cos hes paying them extra for fight of the night and shit if u actualy paid them they wouldnt have to make ur self feel better about fugging them over … that being said i hate boxing… my question is did he really just say that the dude wins or he saying reguardles win or lose paq getting 20 million cos sounded like he just said whos winning already .. Log in to Reply Dave September 11, 2011 some people are such idiots posting lol. I’m a huge mma fan and have been active my self, and yest what he says its the truth not bad mouthing! Most mma fighters in ufc get paid very little money while Dana lorenzo make huge money i’m not saying they should get paid 20 mil since boxing is promoted more but just fair amount of what ufc makes from those fights. its shocking some of the amount I see. 4000-5000? thats just laughable at least for fighters in ufc level! its not like ufc isn’t making any money. Log in to Reply Sinist3r September 11, 2011 @Ruddo293 you said boxers on the undercard don’t make shit, and said they make about 30k for an undercard fight. You know what undercard fighters in the UFC make? Like 5k if they are lucky. @sterling “I’d say that mma has a more even pay scale than boxing” MMA might have a more even pay scale, but that doesn’t make it right, that means the top fighters get ****ed along with the undercard fighters, at least the undercard fighters have something to work for in Boxing. To make it political:It’s kind of the same argument for socialism vs. capitalism, socialism wage scales are more even, everyone gets to live in poverty, vs. capitalism where everyone has a chance to work up to higher earnings. Log in to Reply pookiepoopants September 11, 2011 He’s telling the truth this time BUT….. He’s leaving out the 80% of struggling boxers that don’t make shit because Boxing is so huge and the people he’s talking about represent the top elite few of the genre So yeah UFC fighter should get paid more but boxers should be given more of a chance instead of just the very few who do get that 80% payout and when will Mayweather vs Pacqqio happen cause after that boxing is over lol Log in to Reply Monopoly is a Great thing September 11, 2011 He keeps saying monopoly, monopoly… Yes, the UFC is trying to monopolize MMA, which you have to do to become a true sport, one organization for the best, like the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA… all monopolies. Oh let’s be like borin-I mean boxing and have eighteen champions in the same division with 49 weight divisions spread out over 6 organizations…. overpriced borefest. Log in to Reply amf018200 September 12, 2011 It’s difficult to compare the salaries of each sport mainly due to the time value of money. Looking back at boxing’s early years, $1 isn’t the same as $1 today nor will it be in 50 years (assuming we’re not all dead). Boxing is definitely in its twilight years, and this has nothing to do with the rise in mainstream popularity with MMA. The sport of boxing just doesn’t evolve. It’s too 1 dimensional for match ups to happen repeatedly for 100 years, and still garner interest from people who aren’t complete simpletons. Log in to Reply paddedummy September 12, 2011 The majority of germans did not live together in poverty under national socialism, as matter of fact they never had such a high standard of living until they were attacked by the international banking conspiracy for being a model to be emulated by other nations. Every uneducated blue collar factory worker owned a volkswagen and had several months of paid vacation time at the beach every year. The only reason Bob Arum doesn’t pay fighters the way the UFC does is because he isn’t able to. There are cross promotions in boxing and champs of different orgs fight each other to unify the belts. Pac and Floyd not figting doesn’t have anything to do with there not being only one promoter, just pac being a juicer Log in to Reply csari0 September 12, 2011 Boxing vs MMA reminds me of Snooker vs 8 ball pool. One makes all the money, the other requires real skills. All the snookers players went and played 8 ball to get $, since that’s where the money was. Maybe MMA fighters should go to box, even if they lose they’ll get a bigger purse, and will look good for bosing in a sales point… MMA fighters thinks he can beat boxer…blah blah blah. I guess that’s why Diaz wanted to do boxing, win or lose you get real money, not just enough to pay the bills. Log in to Reply f_u September 17, 2011 asbarran: Shouldnt you be worrying about your aids test results from getting pounded in your azzcrack when you cheated on your boyfriend in didnt use a rubber. please kill yourself loser. it would be the only thing useful youve ever accomplished. Log in to Reply Xhytype September 20, 2011 SAD but TRUE…dang UFC , their fighters gotten beaten up more than those boxers but gets paid less… Log in to Reply ericsson September 23, 2011 man !! this retarded Jew is one jealous, frustrated Matzo Ball Log in to Reply bcuz October 22, 2011 hes not talking crap about mma just that ufc fighters get paid less then again maybe boxers get payed to much Log in to Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.