Official Women's Division Discussion #25

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  1. Eater of Souls

    Eater of Souls Guardian of the Gate

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    Nope. Really it depends on the federation, the USOC (assuming America) and how well they do. But Judo in the USA, for example, is not exactly a money-maker for the athletes. Track and field has far more money to spread around. All about business, and the "marquee" sports get more money via greater add revenue.

    If you are a fencer on the Italian national team, for example, you do pretty well. Here, well, people expect fencers to work on their damn yard.
     
  2. JimGunn

    JimGunn Silver Belt

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    Marion Reneau has looked fantastic lately and is currently on summer vacation from her high school teaching/coaching job so she can devote full time to this camp unlike some of her previous bouts. My money will be on The Belizean Bruiser.
     
  3. Dsfdandan

    Dsfdandan Green Belt

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    Marion also seems to have actual power that’s pretty rare in her division.
     
  4. Rizz

    Rizz Green Belt

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    I am not sure about foreign Olympians but according to Ronda USA Olympians don't get paid at all or at least very minimally. She was living out of her car after the Olympics. Which is why she went into MMA.
     
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  5. teddy078

    teddy078 White Belt

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    In my understanding, you can terminate the contract if UFC can't offer you promised number of fights per year.

    UFC doesn't pay you shit when they can't offer you fights, otherwise Andrade wouldn't come out saying she can't get a fight & she needs money.
     
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  6. WingsLax9042

    WingsLax9042 Purple Belt

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    The minimum for a UFC fight should be 20 or 25k. Negotiate from there.

    If you're not worth 25k a fight, you shouldn't be in the fucking UFC.
     
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  7. teddy078

    teddy078 White Belt

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    In lots of countries, government will provide free college education & employment opportunities to olympians. They don't get paid huge amount of money directly, but most of them can get well-paid stable jobs in their country.
     
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  8. Askafan

    Askafan Brown Belt

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    Lol, Andrade's gf must be high maintenance, she's picked up $400k in the last 18 months, plus the $10 Reebok money, 30k at Dallas
     
  9. Askafan

    Askafan Brown Belt

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    So the Tuf Featherweight list has been confirmed, only change is Bea Malecki now has 2 pro wins.
     
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  10. JimGunn

    JimGunn Silver Belt

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    I didn't see this posted before, so here's three episodes of a new WMMA podcast associated with MMA-Today.com:





     
  11. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    Yeah, that’s Drake’s aka homeless infant’s podcast. It’s okay. It’s no WMMA Scene Now on YouTube, however ;)
     
  12. awiv

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    Not at all - they get paid probably less than any other major country's Olympians. Why many wrestlers are making the transition to MMA - both male and female.
     
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  13. awiv

    awiv Blue Belt

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    So I think Holly will have to wait until next year...



     
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  14. PurpleStorm

    PurpleStorm Green Belt

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    It's outrageous, making fencers trim their hedges with equipment they use in the Olympics. :)
     
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    Can Cyborg even make weight in 8 weeks?
     
  16. PurpleStorm

    PurpleStorm Green Belt

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    She mentioned building a gym for the poor in her area. People have made 10 or even 100 times that and blown through it without sound financial planning.
     
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  17. PurpleStorm

    PurpleStorm Green Belt

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    Don't know but at this point it's posturing. I'll believe it when they step into the octagon.
     
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  18. Askafan

    Askafan Brown Belt

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    She made weight for 222 in around 3 weeks, so I guess. Anyway Cris is now campaigning to fight Pam Sorensen at 228, that's more her kind of fight.

    Cyborg fans are brilliant though, Nunes is ducking by signing to fight.
     
  19. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Whaaaaaaaa

    Sorenson is not a match for Cyborg absolutely anywhere. It's not interesting in any way
     
  20. Dsfdandan

    Dsfdandan Green Belt

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    Pam Sorenson is such a strange fight for her to campaign for. Like I could name 5 natural featherweights that would be more competitive than that.
     
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