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Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby Bakke » Feb 7. 2018, 13:07

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A contract has surfaced that shows Bellator offered to pay a debut fighter only $250 to show at Bellator 195 in March.

Fighter pay has always been a hot topic in MMA, with some athletes making six figures or more (ahem, Conor McGregor) and others crowdfunding their fight camps and working odd jobs to make ends meet. But if this fight contract from a potential Bellator bout is true, we’ve seen a whole new low.

According to Marc Sims, a fighter looking to make his pro debut, he was offered a fight at Bellator 195 but with a shockingly low purse.

As in, just $250 to show and another $250 if he wins.

https://twitter.com/MarcSimsRJ/status/960730715603292165


The bout agreement appears to be for Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo, which takes place at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. this March, but Sims says he will not be signing the agreement due to low pay. Can you blame him?

Marc Sims wrote:I’d rather get a job at Dollar Tree.

Sims wrote on his official Twitter account.
Sims would have been making his pro debut.

In response to multiple replies to his tweet, Sims says that he has made more doing various karate tournaments and that his purse would not nearly cover his fight camp.

It’s also likely that Bellator would be kicking back a portion of ticket sales that Sims would be required to sell, but no more than they would do for any other fighter on the card.

If you compare the pay from Bellator 192, one of their marquee fight cards, the lowest paid fighter walked away with $1,500 and the promotion paid out a total of $1.1 million for the night.  Last year, Bellator 183 fighters received a total of $513,500 with the lowest paid fighter making $1,000.

We reached out for comment from Bellator, but at press time the promotion had no response.

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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby Lukn4trbl » Feb 7. 2018, 13:10

Wow, all time low record pay.

I make more taking a piss.
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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby hippielove » Feb 7. 2018, 13:15

What in the hell?
$250  :shock:
Whatcha going to buy with that rubbish!
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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby unmapped » Feb 13. 2018, 16:00

thanks trump

 if he had real skills to show he wouldve taken it. if he was smart he would have a manager or said that during negotiations instead of twitter after the fact. at least he wasnt desperate 

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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby 770 » Feb 13. 2018, 16:39

hippielove wrote:What in the hell?
$250  :shock:
Whatcha going to buy with that rubbish!

Turinabol tainted cocaine ;) :c
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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby hippielove » Feb 13. 2018, 20:39

770 wrote:
hippielove wrote:What in the hell?
$250  :shock:
Whatcha going to buy with that rubbish!

Turinabol tainted cocaine ;) :c

Ha  :lol:
You sure it’s $250?
Sounds a bit cheap for some Turinabol tainted Cocaine... 
Maybe we should ask Mr Bones!
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Re: Bellator contract surfaces revealing it offered a $250 fighter purse

Postby JM Barrie » Feb 15. 2018, 02:45

In all honesty,  he should accept the contract and consider it a good thing.

He is 0-0 in MMA with no name outside of MMA.
He got a contract with Bellator.  You know how many fighters would like to fight for that promotion?  Many consider the promotion to be number 2 in MMA.  So for an 0-0 fighter to be offered on fight with the number 2 promotion I'd say he should swallow his pride and take one hit.
People don't sleep on the floor nowadays.  They dont understand that you have to work for what you want in life. They also dont understand that the things they do have consequences.  People arent going to want him on their roaster because he's a blabber-mouth.  You ruined yourself before you even started, kid.
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