Thirteen years ago, I called the Fertitta brothers and said, „Hey, what do you think?“ They bought the company. These guys injected millions and millions of dollars of their own money. Then, after this thing took off, we continued to invest in this sport, in the fighters, to grow this thing so that more and more boys would earn a very good life. Has it improved? It has improved a lot. In the 15 years I`ve been fighting, that has changed dramatically. The remuneration of combatants continues to improve. Boys earn a good livelihood. 10, 15, 20 million are they fighting? No no. Zuffa has the right to terminate this contract if the fighter violates any of the previous contractual conditions. But that`s not the only thing that makes this document potentially null and void and not a priori – you can also be fired if you`ve lost a fight. Originally, the clothes were very open to the UFC.
Many fighters still opted for tight shorts or boxing pants, while others wore long pants or singlets. Some wore ring shoes. Multiple tournament winner Royce Gracie wore Brazilian jiu-jitsu-gi in all of his first UFC appearances (Gracie wore shorts against Matt Hughes at UFC 60), while Art Jimmerson performed at UFC 1 wearing a standard boxing glove. Starting at UFC 133, there was a ban on tacho-style shorts after Dennis Hallman wore one in his fight against Brian Ebersole. UFC President Dana White was so angry at the fighter`s choice of clothing that he gave Ebersole an honor bonus to „get those horrible shorts from TV as quickly as possible“ because he finished the fight in the first round and made it clear in subsequent interviews after the fight that tacho-style shorts are no longer tolerated. In a version of this merchandise rights agreement received by Bleacher Report, the combatant is entitled to 10 percent of the gross receipts of the products bearing their name and image. If a fighter feels tired or hurt, he or she can`t attribute his or her fights to a teammate or friend. This type of subcontracting is a no-no.
But Zuffa can assign one fighter`s fights to another promoter. We don`t know. I don`t want to speculate on the future, but I`ll tell you this: over time, I think it could be a good thing for the fighters. Based on the brand and the shows, we were able to win some real high-end Blue Chip sponsors. All participants fight in authorized shorts, without shoes. Tops are only allowed for female participants. Among the necessary safety equipment are padded gloves, mouth guards and protective cups held in place with a men`s jockstrap.  Open-finger gloves have at least 1 “ padding around the ankles (110 to 170 g / 4 to 6 ounces) that allows fingers to grasp … .