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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

STOP THE PRESSES - UFC MAKES MONEY!

This hardhitting piece of Canadian journalism cuts through the extremely complicated world of mixed martial arts event and company accounting to portray the UFC as actually making money off of it's events! For shame. This is in sharp contrast to just a few years ago when the UFC was on the verge of bankruptcy.

The popularity of mixed martial arts fighting is on the rise, as is the money involved in the sport.

But in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which dominates the sport in North America, only the elite fighters appear to reap the financial rewards.

Just ask Toronto police officer Rob MacDonald, who was choked unconscious after two minutes and 26 seconds of the first round Saturday on the undercard of the UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral fight card.

MacDonald earned $5,000 (all figures U.S.) and left with $3,500 since — as a foreigner — he had to pay 30 per cent tax.


It's shocking, I know, I know. If you were to ask me before I read this article how much I'd have to pay to kick the shit out of a police officer, I'd have said at least $7000.

Read the entire article here

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