Originally Posted by LESGodSon
Maybe some of you guys can explain this, why the hell hasn't Sterling received a new contract yet? After reading that B/R article, seems Dana doesn't wanna pay him. Kid is well spoken, highly marketable, and skilled...I would think in a company in need of big stars, he'd be pushed better. Has a valid point about Sage getting way more than him...
Only explanation I can fathom is Sterling knows his worth and isn't afraid to speak on it, while a young'n like Sage is more than happy to tote the company line.
- Lower weight classes get paid less in general
- Sterling is still a contender, TJ is the champ and even he's only getting 52k to show and 52k for a win
- UFC pay is generally trash with the exception of the top guys
- They pick and choose the guys/girls they feel are marketable. They're giving Sage like 40k/40k to fight nobodies, but then a guy like Nate Diaz who wins fight/performance of the night damn near everytime out and has a tons of supporters it seems is getting 15k/15k, and Dana won't renegotiate with him because he doesn't "move the needle"
The kid seems pretty legit, offering him 20k/20k is just wack. But basically you get whatever you can negotiate with them, based on whatever they feel you're worth at the time, which seems almost arbitrary when you see what some guys get paid vs others. And they seem to lack an ability or a motivation to make or promote new stars well, especially at the lower weights (unless you fit a cookie cutter mold like Sage or Paige Vanzant, then you're money). So if you're not talking and building a name yourself, or already built a name in another organization, or I guess have a real strong management team, you'll probably be getting lowballed.