Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by BloodyElbow.com's John Nash.
Ahead of Nash's forthcoming series of articles for BloodyElbow analyzing recently disclosed purses in both MMA and boxing, he and Breen discuss his findings after comparing reported paydays in California, Florida and Nevada last year, the impact Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have on the average boxing purse, the curious way in which the UFC inflates mid-tier fighter salaries against market value and what impact the Muhammad Ali Act would have on the politics of fighter pay if adopted for MMA.
Breen and Nash also talk about the concept of competition between promoters in both MMA and boxing, the surprising fact that the UFC's ostensible competition aren't actually competing against the industry leader the way that people think and how boxing's plethora of sanctioning bodies and proliferation of “world titles” actually helps boxers make big bank.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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