Re: I am a boxing manager: if you have questions about the boxing biz, ask!
There are a couple other orgs. But they do not have PPV. PPV, live gate and merchandise is all higher in the UFC. Even the contenders fighting for $20,000 or $50,000 dream of getting PPV points.
They are all strung along with the idea of WINNING the title, then getting those points.
But they still have to be draws to get the points, therefore, they are paying their own salaries, period.
Any manager who pushes back can be blackballed, as has happened a few times to different managers.
Think about it-- its a monopoly.
When Gary Shaw got in the game, with MMA promotion Elite XC, it was perceived as a threat (because it had Showtime/CBS's backing). But usually the competition dies quickly due to incompetence or stupidity, take your pick.