As has been well documented, the UFC runs a tight ship regarding sponsorship. This includes, of course, what sponsors a fighter may use. This policy directly impacts the income generated by veteran and blossoming talent alike. It may be only a matter of time before we see a similar model implemented in other organizations such as Strikeforce. Further dampened by the current economic woes, fighters are extending themselves beyond the normal t-shirt and energy drink sponsors in order to make some money to pay for training camps.
Imagine with me for a moment (via the wonders of Photoshop) the time in which the fighters whom we discuss so frequently here on Mania sign deals with major cologne and perfume companies... the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!