September 2nd, 2008, 11:45 PM #1081
I think Fedor sould fight dana.
September 3rd, 2008, 12:50 AM #1082
So. . .ummm. . .a little awkward.
September 5th, 2008, 12:54 PM #1083
Just a quick thought about the next Affliction show (which is little more than a month away, with little to no advertising so far, again).
Based on the salaries for the last event, the payroll is looking like this:
Little Nog: $50k
That's $1,475,000 so far and there's like 10 fighters I can't fight salary info for (Hieron, Matyushenko, Nelson & Fickett will probably be looking for around $50,000 each), and these are base salaries only. Win bonuses could easily be another $500,000 ($345,000 alone if Lindland, Arlovski & Buentello win). And this show has nowhere near the drawing power the 1st one did. This has catastrophe written all over it. So, they're going to spend another 2 million in salary. The 1st show apparently did somewhere between 60k-100k in PPV. This one will be lucky to draw 50k. They can't keep this up much longer.
MAIN CARD (PPV)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Matt Lindland vs. Trevor Prangley
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Ben Rothwell vs. Pedro Rizzo
Drew Fickett vs. Jay Hieron
Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios
PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet)
Paul Buentello vs. Roy Nelson
Jason High vs. Mike Pyle
Chase Gormley vs. Jay White
Me thinks Dana might be right about Afflictions future. I know they asked some of the fighters to take a pay cut, but how many would actually be willing to do it. I know Barnett has already said no way.
Last edited by OvertimeHero; September 5th, 2008 at 12:59 PM.
September 5th, 2008, 10:32 PM #1084
Yeah, a little bit lol
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
September 6th, 2008, 10:39 PM #1085
Liddel's brain = mush
What a punch, replays look so painful
September 7th, 2008, 12:43 AM #1086
September 7th, 2008, 02:08 AM #1087
Yea, that was incredible......
Sort of the same way Chuck got caught in the second Rampage fight. Went for that looping body shot without jabbing first and he got lit up. Rashad did it in more spectacular fashion though.
September 7th, 2008, 09:08 AM #1088
Has Chuck gotten up yet? Wow, he was out cold! I didn't think Rashad had it in him.
September 8th, 2008, 12:27 PM #1089
UFC 88 awards net fighters $60,000 bonuses
Link: UFC 88 awards net fighters $60,000 bonuses - MMA - Yahoo! Sports
UFC 88 AWARDS AND BONUSES
(Each fighter received a $60,000 bonus.)
UFC 88 KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT:
Rashad Evans (vs. Chuck Liddell)
UFC 88 SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT:
Jason MacDonald (vs. Jason Lambert)
UFC 88 FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Thiago Tavares
September 8th, 2008, 06:11 PM #1090
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Evan Tanner might be dead?!?!
Originally Posted by Evan Tanner
I really hope this isn't him, and that he's found safe and sound.
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