The newly created World Fighting League has released additional information on the pay structure of its athletes.
Seeking to develop and elevate the sport of MMA, the WFL plans to achieve its goals, mirroring the pay structure used by other professional sports franchises such as the NBA / NHL / NFL / MLB. The promotion will be similar to the league-based franchise. After the UFC announced in a lawsuit that only 16-18% of the proceeds go to fighters, the WFL is proposing to change the entire pay structure of fighters.
According to a recent WFL press release, the company expects to pay athletes 50% of its annual revenue. However, this came after the company urged all participating combatants to form a union first.
The original sports league plan includes guaranteed contracts, health insurance, retirement insurance, minimum league contracts, and a retirement plan.
Within the newly formed league, some of the most important details regarding the actual lineup can be found below.
* Four conferences will be part of the league (North America, South America, Europe / Africa, Asia / Oceania).
* Each conference will consist of at least eight teams, but no more than 24.
* Each team will consist of 24 athletes registered in the league, with three athletes in each weight category.
More details about the mysterious combat organization can be found in our report released on September 15, 2021. Of course, news of a potential current organization is welcome for all fighters.
As more details emerge about the exciting WFL promotion, MMANews.com will keep you updated with the latest developments!
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