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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

The post PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires appeared first on Caged Insider.

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PFL Fighter Wins Million Bucks, Promptly Retires

File this one under “Feel Good Story of the Year: 2019 Edition”. The Pro Fight League finished its tournament extravaganza on New Years Eve, and perhaps improbably, a UFC washout named Sean O’Connell won the light-heavyweight tournament. In so doing, he won a million bucks. And because of that million bucks… the dude promptly retired from fighting.

There’s a lot you can say about the PFL and how effective it was in garnering interest. But if all it ever did was make one fighter set for life, then honestly, it was all worth it.

O’Connell wasn’t all that impressive in his UFC run. He ended up going 2-5, losing to the likes of Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante and hockey enforcer Steve Bosse. He also probably wasn’t supposed to win any PFL tournaments, but heck, when he met Vinny Magalhaes in the finals, and Magalhaes ended up too tired to do anything but flop, O’Connell was suddenly the man.

So kudos to him for getting it done, and calling it quits while at the top.

Coincidentally, O’Connell has spent some time on the mic during these PFL events, and he’s actually pretty good.

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UFC Negotiates New PPV Split Worth $60+ Million A Year

The UFC just got a little more profitable.

It makes sense that cable companies make their money off pay-per-view by taking a cut of the sales, but you might be surprised to know how big of a cut they get. Up until recently, the UFC has had to split revenue with the big providers 50/50. But according to the Sports Business Journal, they’ve just renegotiated that number to a much more reasonable 70/30 split in favor of the fight promotion.

How’d this all come about? It’s due to the UFC’s status as one of the last companies standing in the pay-per-view market. Porn is everywhere on the internet. The WWE switched to their own subscription network. And major boxing pay-per-views are happening less and less often, especially with new streaming networks like DAZN snapping up rights.

In a detailed breakdown on MMAFighting.com, PPV insider Dave Meltzer broke down the numbers and estimated the UFC should pull in around $ 65 million extra a year based on current PPV figures. That’s money that goes right into the UFC’s pocket, as the few fighters who receive a cut of PPV sales make a set price per unit sold.

That’s not an insignificant sum. Let’s compare it to the UFC’s new broadcast deal which sees ESPN pay UFC $ 1.5 billion over 5 years. Keep in mind the UFC has to produce 30 events a year for that money. Over that same 5 year period, the UFC could take in $ 325 million off this one simple change, with no extra work or expense involved.

Chalk that up as another win for UFC parent company Endeavor. And as another sign that UFC fighters really, really, really need to unionize in order to get themselves a piece of this action.

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Midnight Mania! Dana on Paying Khabib 50 Million: ‘They Know What’s Realistic’

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz has been known to spin some tall tales. He once claimed that in deposition for the UFC that releasing fighter pay information would be dangerous for some of his fighters, as they might become kidnapping targets. That didn’t seem to be a concern more recently when he claimed Khabib is worth 50 million dollar per fight. Oh, and McGregor is now just a guy selling liquor at the corner store, which is an amazing way to downplay McGregor’s commercially successful new whiskey line.

Dana White, at the recent UFC 232 press conference, dismissed Abdelaziz’s demands as hot air. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:

“Sure. [Laughing] Come on! They know what’s realistic for them,” said White. “They know the answer to that question. It’s fun to say though, $ 50 million.”

It is fun to say. Dana also said that he has talked to McGregor, who sounds uncharacteristically reasonable about who his next opponent might be.

“Conor and I talked for an hour last week,” White said. “Typical Conor. ‘I would love an immediate rematch. I want to fight him again but I’ll fight whoever I gotta fight to get back to him if that’s not the case.’”


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