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Dollars and Sense

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If you polled every employee in the United States and asked them the one thing they’d like to change about their job, I’m guessing that the words “salary”, “pay” and “wage” would come up repeatedly. It’s no different for MMA fighters who frequently complain about the difficulty of making ends meet on their fight revenue. Fighters have the same bills that we non-fighters do in addition to compensating their trainers, coaches and managers. Times are tough all around.

A World Without Dana

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Photo courtesy of The Orange County Register.
Original article posted Jan 27, 2013 titled MMA: Anonymous TKOs UFC’s White

 

What would the world be like without Dana White? Would fighters be better compensated? Would MMA as a sport be better received by the media and politicians? Would MMA as a sport even exist as we know it today? The world of Mixed Martial Arts would definitely be a different place if Dana White never dipped his toe into the sport, but the question is… would it be better?