Originally Posted by Will Cooling
1) They do get a fraction of the pay per view profits.
2) You don't know whether Silva-GSP has been cancelled or whether this is merely an interim fight for Silva
3) If Silva-GSP has been cancelled you have no way of knowing what teh reasons are and whether more money would have made the difference
4) When Silva-Okami was cancelled people were coming on here bitchinga bout the UFC not abiding by their contender eliminator matches and putting money ahead of sport. Just shows that some people will always find someting to whinge about
They might get a small %, what I meant is that both these guys deserve huge guaranteed paydays for a mega fight that will get over 1 million PPV buys. Give GSP 5 million and he will forget his fears (and yeah i'm speculating...what else can you do when they won't make the fight).
Silva-Okami and GSP-Shields are good fights, GSP-Silva is a million times better.
The time to make the fight is NOW. Let me hear the excuses as to why they wouldn't make it for the fall of 2011. More interim fights = more excuses.