Hey Not the Face! 01: Comparing Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou’s contract situations

Welcome to Hey Not the Face!, the podcast that provides expert analysis on all aspects of combat sports finance with an intense focus on…

By: Stephie Haynes | 9 months ago
Hey Not the Face! 01: Comparing Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou’s contract situations
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Welcome to Hey Not the Face!, the podcast that provides expert analysis on all aspects of combat sports finance with an intense focus on fighter pay. Hey Not the Face! will also feature updates on both antitrust suits against the UFC, in-depth comparisons of boxing pay vs. MMA pay, thorough examinations of contracts and more. The show is hosted by John Nash and airs twice monthly. No permanent schedule has been worked out, but we’ll make sure to notify everyone via our various social media platforms. As always, we hope you enjoy listening.

Your host: John S. Nash, aka: @heynottheface
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EPISODE 01

  • What is Diaz’s current status and what happens next? (Define “exclusive matching period”)
  • Promotions are claiming to be speaking to Nate Diaz, specifically Scott Coker, about possibly signing him. Ariel Helwani says that is patently untrue because of the matching period. Explain why that is (or isn’t) true.
  • Why did it take so long for Diaz to become a free agent? Wasn’t he supposed to have a sunset clause?
  • Tell me about the 3 fights a year guarantee from the UFC
  • *Side convo about antitrust suit
  • What’s different about Ngannou’s contract vs Diaz’s?
  • How effective are Ngannou’s and Diaz’s management?
  • Which fighter has the better options or higher earning potential?
  • How likely is the UFC to make offers these guys can’t refuse?
  • Is there anything that would improve Ngannou’s, Diaz’s or other fighters’ leverage with the UFC?
  • What high profile fighter should we be keeping an eye on to follow those two?

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouT’s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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