White opens the presser answering the claims from Couture that he was never given heavy promotion
White then mentions that he’s happy Couture is making huge money away from the cage
Fertitta says he was heavily involved in the January contract negotiations with Couture. He doesn’t understand how Couture is saying now that he was never happy
Fertitta says Couture grossly misrepresented the facts last week and that this was an effort to HURT the UFC
UFC CFO John Mulkey lays out the specifics numbers on what Couture will make this year
White addresses Couture’s statement that he never got a signing bonus when he returned in February of 2007
White says Randy is wrong in calling us a monopoly
Fertitta talks about not being public and the disclosure of salaries
Fertitta says he’s hurt by the Couture criticism
Cofield asks what exactly happened at the first meeting back in September at UFC 76
White again states that he only wanted Fedor to satisfy Randy’s desires
White says past discussions with Randy have been all over the map. Couture is annoyed about lots of things.
White says he’s hurt by the whole thing
Cofield asks what is the breaking point? When is Randy officially done with UFC?
What is the deal on the contract? Two fights or nine months?
White reacts to the statement that Couture feels disrespected, underpromoted and constantly dissed
Is there a timetable when a decision will be made on stripping Couture? White says we’re going to offer him a fight this week
Do you think this a plan by Couture to move elsewhere?
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Here is the PDF file of UFC’s Randy Couture financial info.