14. Shortsighted Perspective
Bob Arum is 93 years old, so it’s fair to say that the veteran promoter probably doesn’t care much about the future. Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn would sell his grandmother if he could find a high enough bidder. If insurance wasn’t mandatory, Dana White would surely treat his fighters like injured racehorses. They deal with the YouTube brigade because they share a common interest and that, of course, is money.
It may seem like a joke but it’s not. They’re more than happy to exploit the here and now because they aren’t the ones who have to care about the future. As long as they have money in the bank, then they’re happy. Their whole enterprise comes from making human beings damage each other for their own financial gain. Meanwhile, true fighters need to worry about their long-term health and the progression of sport.