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ericsson Says, in 5-6-2013 at 10:17:34 from 74.57.191.108    

Shamrock NEEDS MONEY

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 5-6-2013 at 12:00:56 from 24.212.49.162    

It’s sad that an ambassador of the sport and UFC hall of famer has to fight when he’s close to 50 because of money problems.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 5-6-2013 at 12:06:55 from 24.212.49.162    

A union would be the worst for MMA.Look at all the sports with the unions.Lockups every 5 years.

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c Hill Says, in 5-6-2013 at 12:22:47 from 24.10.215.223    

I like ken.

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peruvian necktie Says, in 5-6-2013 at 13:23:19 from 208.47.39.2    

Will Shamrock be allowed to bring his walker with him into the cage?

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greengiant Says, in 5-6-2013 at 15:24:42 from 71.196.251.21    

I just hope ken puts it all on the line and this is not stopped from something weird happening like his past few fights. He seems to forget whats going on when he gets hit.

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boonching Says, in 5-6-2013 at 15:35:29 from 108.220.60.239    

@Peruvian- lol, they should bring him a plastic urinal in the corner too

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boonching Says, in 5-6-2013 at 15:36:53 from 108.220.60.239    

*his corner.

i kinda feel bad for ken. i hope he wins

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fire Says, in 5-6-2013 at 16:41:07 from 72.240.178.153    

Gotta feel sorry for the guy. War Shamrock

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jdogg Says, in 5-6-2013 at 17:39:20 from 71.8.38.97    

Regardless of what people on this website say about Ken and his age, he could still whip every member of this community’s ass. Just a friendly reminder.

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FailSonnen Says, in 5-6-2013 at 19:20:09 from 69.116.240.99    

The problem is UFC =/= all of MMA. It’s just one company. Like the Fertita bros casinos =/= all of Las Vegas gambling. But yeah too much force by union can create laziness and problems but too much corporate strong arming creates what we have now which isnt that great either so like Ken said; what do you do?

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Jo Says, in 5-6-2013 at 20:10:06 from 184.61.57.85    

Business is brutal, and concessions are being made all the time that impinge on the quality of cards and how fights play out. Sad but necessary.

As far as the money goes, the UFC will not release any financial statements. This keeps the fighters in the dark. They hide behind the fact that they are a private company, and so no financial disclosure is required. That’s self serving and litigious though, as they could release their financials if they wanted too.

From numbers that can be gleaned from gate numbers and PPV, the UFC doesn’t come close to the revenue share of other sports.

There are always the ‘locker room’ bonuses though. Those are more to control the style in which you fight. Impinging on how the fights play out. To make it more exciting. Business over sport purity.

It’s much better than it used to be, but without competition guys will continue to be underpaid.

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iWay Says, in 5-6-2013 at 22:48:19 from 174.66.141.20    

poor ken shamrock, pun intended,

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kenshamrocksballsack Says, in 5-7-2013 at 01:05:38 from 71.197.227.37    

2 huge douchebags saying nothing

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Facefrack Says, in 5-7-2013 at 02:10:10 from 98.245.116.215    

Lets suppose that you are Lorenzo Fertitta. You are part owner of Zuffa, inc., the parent company of the UFC. Are you going to make your books public when you don’t have to? How are you going to determine what to pay fighters? How do you determine what fair even means when its impossible to get a general consensus without revealing all sorts of hidden details about your business (details that it is in your interest to keep private)? Forest Griffin’s thought was interesting, but that still doesn’t mean that anyone is getting a fair slice. I’m not saying that I like the thought of fighters being underpaid, or leaving the promotion to deal with long-term health problems that outlast their premium health insurance, but the Fertittas aren’t doing anything that is even remotely out of the ordinary for astute business men in our current economic climate. Any complaint we put together about this is likely relevant to our economy at large. This is effectively a by-product of having a (relatively) free market economy, whether you like it or not. We should all be asking a lot of deep questions about what implications come as a byproduct of structuring our economy in the way that we do.

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Twana Says, in 5-7-2013 at 06:41:44 from 192.0.188.226    

put dana white in jail for robbing the fighters or at least kick’m in the head…”A Kyukoshin type of head kick”

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unojun Says, in 5-7-2013 at 09:36:33 from 67.61.178.92    

Eh Say what you will about Shamrock, but he still steps into the cage/ring to fight. Everyone that talks crap about him now needs to watch his old stuff and remember how good he used to be. I bet it’s incredibly difficult to walk away from a sport you have been doing for so long

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