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Sam Alvey's creative logo placement didn't please the UFC.

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Post #1   5/11/15 10:29:12AM   

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Say he fully committed to Nike and tattooed a giant swoosh on his back are you telling me he can no longer fight for the UFC? I'm about sick of people telling other people what to do. What if one of these chicks put a sticker on when she tans to create a negative tan of her sponsor. You're telling me the UFC can tell them no? They can say you cant write on your body you can tan the way you like. I feel so let down by the UFC a few years ago they could do no wrong in my eyes and now they are bleeding fans and strapping fighters. Total bullshit.

Post #2   5/11/15 12:01:45PM   

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Fucking Nazis, I'm surprised they didn't withhold his entire purse, maybe they did.

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Posted by GDPofMPG

Fucking Nazis, I'm surprised they didn't withhold his entire purse, maybe they did.



According to an official they simply had a talk with him to prevent it from happening again. But the funny thing is it isn't even a sponsor according to Alvey. He said 'perfect tan' was just a joke making fun of himself for being pale and ginger.

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I loved how he thanked Rebock and got booed by the crowd.

Anyone else think it's genius how he is calling out all the weak opponents at 170? At this pace he will be on a 30 fight win streak without being close to a title fight.

Post #5   5/11/15 12:21:24PM   

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While I agree, the UFC is putting a stranglehold on their fighters pay and its structure. Ultimately it is a privately owned company and they can do as they please. If you found out a local bakery doesnt allow employees to have tattoos, are you going to take to the internet because this small business wont accept a single mother because she made some bad life decisions and has some neck tattoos of a local gang? No. Are you going to picket? No. I really don't understand all the convo when ultimately, they are a private company, and they are not imprisoning these fighters on their roster, they're free to leave if they wish. Look at Rampage. And while, yes, the UFC could always do better, they dont necessarily have to.

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I thought it was funny.

So I guess ufc has ownership of their bodies too not just their clothing

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Posted by tildengolfer

While I agree, the UFC is putting a stranglehold on their fighters pay and its structure. Ultimately it is a privately owned company and they can do as they please. If you found out a local bakery doesnt allow employees to have tattoos, are you going to take to the internet because this small business wont accept a single mother because she made some bad life decisions and has some neck tattoos of a local gang? No. Are you going to picket? No. I really don't understand all the convo when ultimately, they are a private company, and they are not imprisoning these fighters on their roster, they're free to leave if they wish. Look at Rampage. And while, yes, the UFC could always do better, they dont necessarily have to.



I guess the only difference is a local bakery ins't a heartless monopoly making BILLIONS off the work of their employees.

Post #8   5/11/15 2:04:22PM   

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It's a shitty thing to do when Reebok and the UFC are trying to get this thing going. I'm all for protest when it makes sense, but this isn't even defiance on Alvey's part - it's just puerile ignorance.

I think it's a little different in a combat sport, as well, since frankly more of their skin is exposed during their events than athletes in most other sports. So something like a tattoo or a brand can have a bigger impact. Male MMA fighters can't wear rash guards in a fight.

Another point (brought up by Chael Sonnen recently) is that sponsors weren't really part of the initial plan. The UFC brass allowed them because the pay was godawful back then, so the attitude was more like go out and get what you can. I think the pay still needs to grow, especially given how physically detrimental the sport is. But it has gotten better.

I want to bring up other points, but it's more about the sponsor issue in general than Alvey's specific situation.

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Posted by tildengolfer

While I agree, the UFC is putting a stranglehold on their fighters pay and its structure. Ultimately it is a privately owned company and they can do as they please. If you found out a local bakery doesnt allow employees to have tattoos, are you going to take to the internet because this small business wont accept a single mother because she made some bad life decisions and has some neck tattoos of a local gang? No. Are you going to picket? No. I really don't understand all the convo when ultimately, they are a private company, and they are not imprisoning these fighters on their roster, they're free to leave if they wish. Look at Rampage. And while, yes, the UFC could always do better, they dont necessarily have to.



One dollar one vote.

I wouldn't support that bakery. If there was one global bakery that ruled the world of baking, and they banned all the bakers with tattoo's then maybe I would picket with them.

There are private companies and there are monopolies, monopolies should be regulated if they are acting unfairly. It happened to Microsoft, and it should happen to the UFC also imo.

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Posted by tildengolfer

While I agree, the UFC is putting a stranglehold on their fighters pay and its structure. Ultimately it is a privately owned company and they can do as they please. If you found out a local bakery doesnt allow employees to have tattoos, are you going to take to the internet because this small business wont accept a single mother because she made some bad life decisions and has some neck tattoos of a local gang? No. Are you going to picket? No. I really don't understand all the convo when ultimately, they are a private company, and they are not imprisoning these fighters on their roster, they're free to leave if they wish. Look at Rampage. And while, yes, the UFC could always do better, they dont necessarily have to.




You compare a bakery to the UFC? You think the UFC brass are caring and loving people? They didn't pay their fights for the video game they used them in, Its all about the all mighty dollar and they don't give a flying crap about anyone else.

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Posted by JoeWarren33

You compare a bakery to the UFC? You think the UFC brass are caring and loving people? They didn't pay their fights for the video game they used them in, Its all about the all mighty dollar and they don't give a flying crap about anyone else.



Bakeries---Nature's habitat for caring and loving people.

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Post #12   5/13/15 12:40:22PM