In 2010 before the Zuffa Sponsor tax, I was making 16k from sponsors per fight. My dollars dropped to less that 3k per fight post Zuffa tax.
Fighting for the IFL, Elite XC, and a pre-Zuffa Strikeforce I was getting paid. Once Zuffa bought Strikeforce I couldn't afford to fight.
The athletes need to stand up and let their voices be heard. I know guys under UFC contract are afraid to lose their jobs or shelved. . .