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atomdanger 01-26-2009 09:09 PM

UFC seeks greater control of fighter sponsorships

Quote: ( has learned through an industry source that the UFC is considering a new sponsorship business model, which would require any company interested in sponsoring a fighter to work directly with the UFC. The UFC would negotiate the deal for the fighter and charge the sponsoring company a promotional fee for the right to have its brand on display on fighters in the octagon.

As another option, the UFC also is considering taking a page from the music industry by establishing "360-degree contracts" with its athletes. As first reported by, these contracts would give the UFC access to a portion of all dollars generated by fighters outside of the octagon.

Anybody know if thats legal to do?

County Mike 01-26-2009 09:35 PM

That would really suck for the fighters. Does the UFC really need to have it's hands in every fighters pocket?

Tyburn 01-26-2009 10:01 PM

it sounds legal...but it also sounds stupid.

The UFC REALLY have to stop bugging Fighters so much...if they concentrated more on fights and eliminating Steroids, and tackling low blows, and TUF, then they did booting people out, or trying to keep costs down for fighter pay, whilst uping on the PPV costs...they might find they are better liked by Fighters and Fans

We might like the product...but I think everyone is begining to think the Institution as a governing body stinks.