Sterling Plated Mike Perry Claims To Be Broke

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  1. John Cocktoastin

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    at least cowboy has property and toys and equipment

    I think Perry is all about shoes and cool looking shit with very low resale value

    oh well...I wish them the best
     
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  2. RaginCajun

    RaginCajun Undefeated in i don't know what

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    But that Reebok $ thou?
     
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  3. ejlarson

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    I don't understand how this mindset is still a thing. You agreed to perform specified duties, for a specified price. You SIGNED a contract stating that. Then you have the audacity to complain about how much they are paying you? Does anyone understand how moronic that is? It's no ones fault but the person who agrees to the contract if the contract sucks.
     
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    I can remember having only 6 bucks in my bank account once, years ago. I knew of an atm that I could get 5 bucks from, but it cost more than a dollar for the transaction fee. Being broke sucked, fuck that.
     
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  5. homo fagit

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    I highly doubt her abilities to manage even a shoe
     
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    6$ is over 200 baht. Could do three weeks on that.
     
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  7. ejlarson

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    Exactly. Location matters.
     
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    That's one seriously busted beak!!
     
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    Roy was down here for a couple camps. Top 1 or 2 laziest guys in the gym. Yes his wife was always around also. In his case she wasn't the issue.
     
  10. Wild

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    I don’t see how any independent contractor should ever have tax issues. Take 25% of the gross and stash it away in a savings account called tax fund. Take another 5% and make quarterly payments to whatever state you live in for state/county/city. When you file, pay what you owe to federal out of the tax fund you’ve been saving up.

    Do those things and you should rarely have problems.
     
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    Splinty Shake 'em off
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  12. Kneeblock

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    These are fighters man. There are parasites lurking around literally every corner waiting to get them to invest in this or that hare brained scheme, sponsors outside the UFC who don't pay them when they say they will, managers and trainers ripping them off at every turn, and people inviting them to show up to parties and other events where they dump a bunch of cash. Many don't have much past a high school education, several come from messed up family lives, so they often either lack the tools or the support system to make the smart choices. They often don't pay taxes until it's too late because someone else said "I'll take care of it bro" and then didn't so they get hit with fines and have to pay more to get someone to fix the mess they end up in. It's literally nothing like running any other kind of business. Fighting is closest to porn in terms of the exploiters and scum that surround the "stars" at all times. Add to this a major part of Perry's schtick was to appear wealthy so he could try to attract high end sponsors for his social media stuff and maybe parlay it into higher demand for him to fight. It seems like the whole thing backfired like it does for so many. I've seen it firsthand, and the vultures start circling at the amateur level in all fight sports, boxing, kickboxing, even BJJ.
    All these years of regulatory action in MMA have all been for the benefit of promoters and fighters have gotten literally nothing all this time. Remember when Congress proposed having the Ali Act apply to MMA? Lobbying dollars crushed it. Remember when NY had the proposal that fighters would be required to be unionized in order for them to legalize the sport? Lobbying dollars crushed it again. When the Spearhead thing was going on? Dana met with the President of the US to make sure the National Labor Relations Board wouldn't favor fighters being able to unionize, a meeting Leslie Smith unsuccessfully tried to use the freedom of information act to get info about.

    I'm not a fan of Perry's schtick or the way he's carried himself, but it's easy to go broke playing sports, especially this one. You played ball so I'm sure you've known your own share of guys who had scum factories around them.
     
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  13. Wild

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    Hard to argue with any of that KB. Enlightening post.

    And what I bolded is a great line.
     
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