I disagree. Ultimately, Any fighter, including Georges does not have any job security within MMA. You are only good as your last fight, so the more i think about this, I believe that they should view themselves as a business entity.
I agree we are the consumers but the service that we are receiving is from the UFC, not any MMA athlete. We are purchasing the UFC on pay-per-view, not GSP. It is the UFC responsibility that fighters have incentives to want to put on "good entertainment" fights. If we look at like other sports, were there are fixed contracts regardless of the outcome, i could then put more responsibility on fighters. I can't do that now....
Originally Posted by Tyburn
No...most of us dont have the luxury of being able to choose not to perform to the best of our abilities like Anderson Silva and Georges Saint Pierre.... most of us HAVE to take the risks of failiure, and we may still lose. We probably had less to begin with and probably less afterwards to
...and I wouldnt mention grocery bills to me if I were you. Georges would have to lose a significant amount of finance to compare to what some people who look to him for entertainment have to pay just to exist. When Georges Saint Pierre can not afford to keep a car on the road, when he spends half his income on keeping dilaphadated roof over his head...then I might take pity on the poor mite.
But he selfishly wants to keep something to himself, at the expense of hardworking people who pay to be entertained. Business?? lets talk about who the consumer is in all this, because it isnt GSP. Its people like me
He is paid for a service...I expect what I pay for, if he is an awesome fighter with top notch skills...I expect to see an awesome display...I have paid for that privalage, and the UFC have promised to provide. That is Business.