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Old 05-11-2011, 11:09 PM
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Default Zuffa to pay fighters to promote

A lot of things are going on this week in Las Vegas at the UFC’s Fighter Summit.

One of the many topics discussed has been the use of social media to promote the UFC and each fighter’s individual career.

According to reports, the UFC will now be offering a total of $240,000.00 per year in quarterly bonus awards to fighter’s who earn and deserve it based on certain criteria.

Starting June 1, the UFC and Strikeforce fighters will be split into four groups. The UFC will then pick three fighters from each group for quarterly bonus awards in the amount of $5000.00 each.

The judging criteria for these bonus amounts is based on who has gained the most followers in a quarter, who gains the highest percentage of followers in a quarter and Dana White will pick a quarterly winner from each group on who made the most creative tweet.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:10 PM
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I think this is lame! I don't agree with it at all! Some should spend less time socializing on FB/Twitter and train!
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:40 AM
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I think this is lame! I don't agree with it at all! Some should spend less time socializing on FB/Twitter and train!
AGREED............This sounds like a RAW vs Smack Down type deal...
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:14 AM
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I think its a great idea.

they aren't forcing anyone to do it,
and you can always tweet on your way to the gym
on your way home, etc...
Or have a manager do it and just have your name on it, approve the things he will say, etc...
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:44 PM
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That's a pretty sweet idea. Extra money to do something that most fighters are already doing anyways.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:52 PM
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rampage will get the biggest bonus ... he's probably laughing like "what, you gonna pay me for talking?"

LOL
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:07 PM
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It's a great idea for the UFC and the fighters. Some fighters will make extra money and the UFC gets a ton more exposure. They're just paying the fighters to do some advertising. Simple as that.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:08 PM
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rampage will get the biggest bonus ... he's probably laughing like "what, you gonna pay me for talking?"

LOL



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