This is in light of Roger Huerta complaining about how much fighters get paid in a recent interview with Fight! magazine.
Fighters must realize that they are basically getting paid based on three criteria:
- How Marketable You Are As A Fighter
- How Exciting You Are(You must win as well)
- How Many People Will Pay To See YOU Fight
In Huerta’s case…he is marketable and exciting to watch fight…and hasn’t lost in the UFC. He’s complaining about his current contract(which he signed)…but let’s look at the numbers for a second. Huerta fought 5 times in 2007 against pretty weak competition in my opinion and here’s how it stacks up:
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