ESPN OTL Link So, what do you guys think? This is what Lorenzo thinks: [video=youtube;Fbbs5nKXliU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbbs5nKXliU[/video] I get it, really. ESPN is comparing the UFC to the NFL/MLB/NBA/NHL. And to a point, that's fair. The UFC is shooting to match those sports, Dana makes no bones about it, so why shouldn't the UFC be compared to those sports? Because the UFC isn't as big as those sports (yet, and probably never). Because those are established sports, where the owners really have contributed little to nothing to making the sport what it is. There's a reason why the founder of an industry (see Bill Gates/Steve Jobs) make bigger money than anyone else in the industry: they took the big risks and created the industry. I know Zuffa didn't create the UFC, but they damn well made MMA what it is today and made it the success that it is today. Every other promotion, even those that preceded Zuffa, are parasiting off of Zuffa's work. Zuffa is pushing the NY regulation, not the other promotions. Zuffa is pushing the unified rules and helping the sport expand. Zuffa paid for TUF1, not Spike or any of the other promotions, that really turned things around for the entire sport. When the UFC is fully established, yes, I can see a reasonable argument for fighter pay to reach ~50% of overall revenue, if only because that's how the other sports are organized. But at this early, early stage in MMA's development, when let's be honest we're still not sure if MMA is just going to be another poker-on-TV phenomenon, I think Zuffa deserves to reap the rewards of the HUGE risk they took in buying the UFC and pouring millions into it when the sport was nothing but a gigantic money pit.