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Midnight Mania! Fighters Should follow Justin Gaethje, End ‘Win Bonuses’ (Opinion)

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Justin Gaethje was very clear about his desire to renegotiate his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship following his win over James Vick. Specifically, he wants to get rid of his win bonus and get all his money up front.

”It should get me a business meeting with the UFC, that’s what it should give me,” he said. “I want to fight the best. I’m happy with the UFC, I’m not unhappy with them. But the way I put it on the line, I need all my money up front. And that’s how it should work for people like me. They should use me as an example. If you want all your money, you fight like Justin Gaethje.”

Not every fighter is going to fight like Justin Gaethje, but he has a very legitimate point. He puts it all on the line every fight; he should be getting paid up front. But then again, so should all the fighters. Win bonuses have long been seen as a tool for promoters to seem to offer more, knowing they will only pay half the fighters their win bonus on any given card. As fighters are impossible optimists- you have to be in this sport- they are easy marks for this tactic. But, like Gaethje… okay, maybe not QUITE like Gaethje… they each put their health, mental and physical, on the line every fight. Fighters should begin negotiating for higher flat wages and not let the dangled promise of a win bonus end up netting them less.

Joe Rogan also made the point that judges frequently make mistakes or suspect calls; when they do, they end up costing fighters half their paycheck (and awarding a win bonus to another).

Update: Justin Gaethje himself chimed in; he doesn’t want anyone thinking this is HIS idea. The thought that all (or at any rate, more) fighters should negotiate for a flat rate, is my idea. Gaethje said what he said, above.


Insomnia

Tito Ortiz explained how many days a week he’s training for Chuck Liddell, and I can’t make massive bald heads or tails of anything he’s saying.

I’ve torn my scrotum before too and no one knows what that word means. Nutsack is fine.

Leslie Smith lays it out

I watched the Angela Hill- Cortney Casey fight and while it was close, it certainly seems like that decision went the wrong way, and the stats shown in the fight were far from accurate.

Darren Till likes guns

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Bruce Buffer tried to do some damage control on his recommendation that Nate Diaz ‘bow’ to Dana White.

I’m mad because I was cheap, didn’t get the FS2 package, and thus missed the Cory Sandhagen fight with Iuiri Alcantara. I was a big fan of Sandhagen’s boxing styling before this, but he definitely seems like a prospect to watch going forward.

Who is Conor McGregor kneeing in the head?? That’s some concussion-inducing sparring

Dustin Poirier congratulates former opponent Justin Gaethje

Tenshin Nasukawa and Kyoji Horiguchi are fighting in RIZIN and that is going to be awesome.

Darren Till re-imagined as a mythical gorilla.

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Schadenfreude is real, and it feels good sometimes.

Paige VanZant denied these rumors.

This cat has a right hook on it.

I’m happy for Joanne Calderwood, who showed off an improved guard game to get a triangle/armbar submission.

“I have a green belt. Read it and weep”

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McGregor is serious about this whiskey brand.

Justin Gaethje’s philosophy is perfectly tuned for fighting.

Elias Theodorou turning his back on his sparring partner seems like a bad habit he hasn’t quite gotten rid of.

Now I miss soccer. Thanks, Glory kickboxer Tiffany Van Soest.

Joe Schilling was mad he did all that kickboxing with Mickey Gall only for Gall to use his grappling for a quick submission.

James Krause came up big with the win

Max Holloway is getting his preferred year-end slot; hopefully this means his brain issues have been all sorted out.

Nice

This must be a very cool and surreal feeling for Darren Till

John Lineker vs. Petr Yan would be a ridiculous fight

The best way to get money by fighting is to be famous beforehand.

The Logan Paul-KSI fight card included some of this:

Muhammad Ali doing what he did


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Body work

These must REALLY have hurt

I’ve seen a lot of these spinning back kicks lately

That’s how you make an impression

This head kick was smooth

A warmup for Gaethje-Vick.

Saenchai has still got it

Every so often Muay Thai has these sweep-to-knee knockouts- Cosmo Alexandre also has one- and they make me cringe a little every time. This is how to fight if you don’t want to get your hands dirty:

When swarming goes wrong


Random Land

This is how life has been lately, except I’m not balanced like this guy

There goes another childhood fantasy

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Reebok payouts for UFC ‘Lincoln’: Jake Ellenberger banks big bucks, Justin Gaethje does not

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last Sat. night (Aug., 25, 2018) with UFC Fight Night 135 from inside inside Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, airing live and free on FOX Sports 1, and now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest piece of the Reebok pie.

Leading the list of payouts was Jake Ellenberger, who racked up one final sponsorship check of $ 20,000 after getting knocked out by Bryan Barberena in the very first round in what proved to be his final fight of his career (recap here). Rani Yahya, meanwhile, also took home $ 20,000 from Reebok after submitting Luke Sanders.

The biggest winner of the night, Justin Gathje, only managed to collect a $ 4,000 check from the sports apparel giant following his first-round drubbing of James Vick ($ 10,000) in the headlining bout (relive it here).

But that’s not all. Take a look at the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie.

Justin Gaethje: $ 4,000 James Vick: $ 10,000
Michael Johnson: $ 15,000 Andre Fili: $ 10,000
Cortney Casey: $ 5,000 Angela Hill: $ 5,000
Bryan Barberena: $ 5,000 Jake Ellenberger: $ 20,000
Deiveson Figueiredo: $ 4,000 John Moraga: $ 10,000
Eryk Anders: $ 4,000 Tim Williams: $ 3,500
James Krause: $ 5,000 Warlley Alves: $ 5,000
Cory Sandhagen: $ 3,500 Iuri Alcantara: $ 15,000
Andrew Sanchez: $ 4,000 Markus Perez: $ 3,500
Mickey Gall: $ 4,000 George Sullivan: $ 5,000
Joanne Calderwood: $ 5,000 Kalindra Faria: $ 3,500
Drew Dober: $ 10,000 Jon Tuck: $ 5,000
Rani Yahya: $ 20,000 Luke Sanders: $ 4,000

TOTAL: $ 188,000

According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank. And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner … well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC … not Reebok.

According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That’s a great way for the Internet “morons” to help the cause.

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UFC Fight Night 135 Bonuses: Gaethje, Anders, Sandhagen, Alcantara Earn $50K Awards

When MMA fans look back on UFC Fight Night 135, Justin Gaethje’s knockout of James Vick in the evening’s main event will leave the most lasting impression.
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UFC Fight Night 135 Bonuses: Gaethje, Anders, Sandhagen, Alcantara Earn $50K Awards

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UFC Fight Night 135 Bonuses: Gaethje, Anders, Sandhagen, Alcantara Earn $50K Awards

When MMA fans look back on UFC Fight Night 135, Justin Gaethje’s knockout of James Vick in the evening’s main event will leave the most lasting impression.
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UFC Fight Night 135 Bonuses: Gaethje, Anders, Sandhagen, Alcantara Earn $50K Awards

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UFC Fight Night 135 ‘Gaethje vs. Vick’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 135 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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UFC Fight Night 135 ‘Gaethje vs. Vick’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC Fight Night 135 ‘Gaethje vs. Vick’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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UFC Fight Night 135 Primer: Hey, Let’s Use Up All Our Justin Gaethje At Once!

Justin Gaethje will climb into the Octagon yet again this weekend, with UFC Fight Night 135 putting him in the driver’s seat opposite James Vick.

If you’re keeping score, this will be the fourth time the former WSOF champ will make the walk to the hallowed UFC cage, and given his propensity for fighting with reckless abandon and not a single care about the damage he’s sustained – and given the ungodly amount of damage he’s sustained in his recent fights against Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier – you have think the UFC is letting this guy kill himself.

Consider this: Given the standard human brain’s capacity for absorbing trauma, there is a set amount of punishment any person can take before they become a vegetable. It would seem the UFC is keen on using up all the Justin Gaethje there is in the shortest amount of time.

Sure, Vick isn’t exactly a world-beater. But Vick is a dangerous striker, and right now, taking punches to the noggin’ is about the last thing he needs.

Anyway, here are a trio of preview vids for the fight.

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