Upstart WFL hoping to sign close to 200 fighters next year
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All’s been pretty quiet on the WFL front since news broke of their plans a couple of months, so here’s an update:
According to sources, the current plan is for the WFL to sign 192 athletes in 2022 for their inaugural 2023 season.
Every WFL athlete contract will include a stipulation where the athlete will be paid a traditional purse amount or 3.125% of the revenue generated from the events in which they compete in, whichever is greater, sources say.
Where does the 3.125% number come from, you ask? Well, the thinking is that is equal to 50% divided by 16, which is the total number of athletes on each event.
Additionally, per league officials, the promotion has been in contact with Amazon Prime and DAZN, among others, in regards to their online streaming media rights. Nothing has been signed just yet, though.
Lastly, officials are hoping that they will be able to give athletes the option to be paid in either USD or crypto currency.
For more on our previous reporting on the WFL, click here.
Ali Abdelaziz frantically rushing to testify in court to prevent this from happening.
If they are paying a minimum purse that added up to 50%, what happens if they are paying the stars more? Would they potentially end up paying 60, 70, 80% of the revenue to the fighters? Seems like it would be hard to run a profitable business if that’s the case.