Originally Posted by RSBonos
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.
Again you don't know that. It could be a situation of:
a) GSP needs until December/January to bulk up
b) Silva doesn't want to be on the shelf for a year
c) Silva would really like to fight in Brazil
d) So they book Silva-Okami in August and plan to go ahead with Silva-GSP in the winter
And on the ppv side of things - nobody knows the exact figures but the top stars are getting millions from the big ppvs. There's an interview with GSP where he knowningly smiles when PPV money is brought up.