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Old 21 March 2017, 16:08
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Pele's Bucket of Fire?...never heard of it
 
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The UFC is set up almost like the old movie studios from the 40s, they "discover" and nurture talent, tightly control who they fight, and when, and make the ultimate decisions as to who will compete for the title.

It might be tougher for fighters to break away than people think. Stock Car drivers tried to unionize back in the 60s, when NASCAR was under the total control and iron grip of Bill France, and in the end NASCAR, which is wholly owned by the France family, only became stronger. Drivers started to make more over time in purses and through endorsements, but all the rules and corporate governance of that particular racing body is controlled by one family. Not unlike FI is under Bernie Ecclestone.
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