Anyone want to ballpark what he could make without the much touted Reebok deal? Ross Pearson who wasn't even main event made twice what he made.
It's hard to find a way to invent even the flimsiest rationale that the pay scale is anything worthwhile compared to what fighters used to make. When a legend in the sport is co-main event on Cable TV, and he's making chump change, it's another straw on the pile of ways MMA fighters aren't treated as professionals in the world's premier MMA organization. I guarantee you guys in Bellator can make what UFC guys gets from Reebook with a bit of shopping around.
Honestly, the only Reebok UFC apparel I see on guys who train are actual current active roster UFC fighters who've dropped in or regularly train at my gym.
I think I've seen a handful of Reebok UFC apparel items in regular life, and I see a lot of people on a daily basis as I live in NYC.