Ufc Fighters

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  1. {G}host

    {G}host Well-Known Member

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    This isn't news or an informative post about the UFC, it's me trying to ask some questions about. Sorry if this is in the wrong section/forum.

    Now, UFC is getting alot bigger as time goes on. MMA is becoming a big fighting style, and its launching MMA promotions suchs as the UFC and others like, EliteXC. But, I have a question, maybe a couple actually.

    How many times would you say a year a UFC fighter, actually fights in the octagon a year?

    And, I heard the UFC pays there fighters really poorly? Is that true?

    I may be moving to Toronto soon for university and such, and I found out that Randy Couture has a MMA gym/school in downtown Toronto...if I join there, learn some MMA, join some small league MMA promotions...do you think UFC will notice me? Also, because it's Randy Couture's place, maybe I can get a heads up, and also most of the instructors there are UFC fighters.

    That's it for now,

    Thank you.
     
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    You won't get on randy's team, most likely. Sorry, mate, but randy is an extremely well known fighter. He has people like Chris Leben on his team. The UFC doesn't pay poorly, if you do well. Of course they won't pay amazingly for some scrub. If you do well, you'll get raises. If you got on the show, "The Ultimate Fighter" and won you'd get a six figure contract. MMA isn't something you can just pick up either, it takes A LOT of discipline and A LOT of time. Anything can happen, and if you try hard enough you might get noticed, and yes, if you trained with Randy Couture and did extremely well, then yes you'd have a better chance of Dana White seeing you. However, like I said, I am pretty sure it's a very exclusive team. And a fighter can only fight four times a year max, normally. Usually about three months.
     
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    I've been taking some Kickboxing and Jujitsu for a while now, I wonder if I go to Randy Couture's place if he can give me a small heads up to Dana. But whatever, thanks alot man. :)
     
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    Well, I didn't know that. It depends what style of jujitsu you've studied, how well you studied, and how hard you studied it well. (lol, that last part is hard to understand for me, lawl) If I were you I would switch or at least make a transition from kick boxing towards Muay Thai boxing, of some sort. It has a lot of kicking (if that's what you're interested in) but it has a lot more to do with power and is much more effective in a match. (Well, you could argue both ways. This is just my opinion.) Like I said, if you trained with Randy, and you got really good at MMA then yes, you might get noticed. :) Good luck.
     
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    Well, many of the instructors there are UFC fighters aswell...so they can tell some good tips aswell on how to fight even better.
     
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    UFC fighters get paid 6 figures depends how popular they are but they make good money

    and they fight like 3 fights a month maybe?
     
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    No, a UFC fighter fights about once every three months. Not all of them do, but none fight anymore then that. They train really hard and different for every opponent. And only the big names get that much, the no names don't get paid half that probably.
     
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    Like all professional sports your pay rate is hardly going to be more then that of an average college graduate until your name is worth something.
     
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    Yup. You get enough to survive. Until you hit the big time. They do get a lot of perks. I've heard they don't pay any for their hotels and such they stay at for fights (outside of vegas) and they get a WHOLE lot of equipment from their sponsors. But yea, they don't get paid much unless they win the ultimate fighter reality show, or become famous.
     
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    Not to mention you will need to fight some amateur fits or local fights before anyone would even consider you. They are not going to go off what you can do in training or at the gym.

    Just wondering, What weight?
     
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    Not that you asked me, but I'm a light heavyweight. (205) I walk around at 215-220, so I have to cut or lose weight before my matches. (wrestling and MMA) lawl, I want to join the UFC one day, but I'd have a lot better of a chance with PRIDE or WEC. :P
     
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    Well pride is gone..lol And the WEC barely does light heavyweight matches. They do have light heavyweight matches but since the WEC is owned by the UFC, the UFC showcases the heavier (more popular) weight classes while the WEC focuses on the lighter weight classes.
     
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    >_>...Pride is gone...? Noooo, didn't know that. :( Now I must be depressed....
     

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