MMA a look into the broke life of a UFC fighter...staring Phil Baroni *vid*

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    the money UFC fighters get is absurd...those fighters need to go on strike or something
     
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    downloading now. Is this the body building vid?
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    thank Dana White for that and his jewboy kung fu grip on his wallet
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    nope, but that thing's kinda funny too :o
     
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    How much do fighters make around?

    say...annually?
     
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    Baroni FTW... even if his bbing video might have been homogay. Hes rocking the japanese fighters, hes got fucking great hands.
     
  8. FlyingNun

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    depends on how much they fight a year...basically the money is in japan...even for a lot of fighters there i would imagine it would be hard to make a living except for the top fighters...taken from sherdog post....silva gets paid a good amount...i think he's around 500k per fight + his sponsors

    Alex Steibling in America--- $1,000 to fight and $1,000 more to win in the WEC

    Alex Steibling in Japan--- $15,000 to fight and $15,000 more to win in Pride

    Dan Henderson in America--- $20,000 to fight and $20,000 more to win in the UFC; this was at UFC 17 when the UFC was owned by SEG; this salary is probably still the most Henderson could expect to make in the UFC today as a middleweight

    Dan Henderson in Japan--- $65,000 to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride 24 in December 2002

    Din Thomas in America--- $12,000 to fight and $12,000 more to win in the UFC (this was the high point of his UFC contract)

    Din Thomas in Japan--- $25,000 to fight on the Antonio Inoki New Year's Eve show; win bonus would have been an additional $15,000

    Jens Pulver in America--- $11,000 to fight and $11,000 more to win in the UFC (this was the high point of his UFC contract, even when he was the UFC Lightweight Champion)

    Jens Pulver in Japan--- $50,000 to fight in Shooto

    Jeremy Horn in America--- $6,000 to fight and $6,000 more to win in the UFC

    Jeremy Horn in Japan--- $50,000 to fight (was paid this salary by two different organizations in Japan)

    Matt Lindland in America--- $18,000 to fight and $18,000 more to win in the UFC (this is excellent pay for any mixed martial artist in the United States)

    Matt Lindland in Japan--- Pride executives offered him $50,000 to fight Kazushi Sakuraba last December before abruptly changing their plans

    Rich Clementi in America--- $2,000 to fight and $2,000 more to win in the UFC (this is what almost all UFC rookies make mmaweekly)

    Rich Clementi in Japan--- $15,000 to fight in the ZST lightweight tournament; win bonus for winning the tournament would have been an additional $50,000 mmaweekly

    Rich Franklin in America--- $5,000 to fight and $5,000 more to win in the UFC

    Rich Franklin in Japan--- $25,000 to fight on the Antonio Inoki New Year's Eve show


    UFC 46 Fighter Salaries

    -Vitor Belfort: $130,000 ($100,000 for fighting; $30,000 win bonus)
    -Randy Couture: $120,000 ($120,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $80,000)
    -Frank Mir: $90,000 ($60,000 for fighting; $30,000 win bonus)
    -Matt Hughes: $55,000 ($55,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $55,000)
    -BJ Penn: $50,000 ($25,000 for fighting; $25,000 win bonus)
    -Carlos Newton: $30,000 ($30,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $0)
    -Matt Serra: $16,000 ($8,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
    -Renato Verissimo: $10,000 ($5,000 for fighting; $5,000 win bonus)
    -Josh Thomson: $8,000 ($4,000 for fighting; $4,000 win bonus mmaweekly)
    -Lee Murray: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
    -Georges St. Pierre: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
    -Hermes Franca: $6,000 ($6,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $6,000)
    -Wes Sims: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting, win bonus would have been $5,000)
    -Jorge Rivera: $3,000 ($3,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000)
    -Karo Parisyan: $3,000 ($3,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $3,000 mmaweekly)
    -Jeff Curran: $2,500 ($2,500 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
    -Total Fighter Payroll: $540,500


    UFC 47 Fighter Salaries

    -Tito Ortiz: $125,000 ($125,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $50,000)
    -Chuck Liddell: $100,000 ($50,000 for fighting; $50,000 win bonus)
    -Andrei Arlovski: $23,000 ($15,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
    -Genki Sudo: $16,000 ($8,000 for fighting; $8,000 win bonus)
    -Wes "Cabbage" Correira: $12,000 ($12,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $12,000)
    -Yves Edwards: $12,000 ($6,000 for fighting; $6,000 win bonusmmaweekly)
    -Robbie Lawler: $8,000 ($8,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $8,000)
    -Hermes Franca: $6,000 ($6,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $6,000)
    -Nick Diaz: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
    -Mike Kyle: $6,000 ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
    -Wes Sims: $5,000 ($5,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $5,000)
    -Chris Lytle: $4,000 ($2,000 for fighting; $2,000 win bonus mmaweekly)
    -Jonathan Wiezorek: $4,000 ($2,000 for fighting; $2,000 win bonus)
    -Mike Brown: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
    -Tiki Ghosn: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
    -Wade Shipp: $2,000 ($2,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $2,000)
    Total Fighter Payroll: $333,000
     
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    :rofl: He needs to submit that car on pimp my ride.
     
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    no name $2000 a fight
    somewhat know name (leben)- $5000 a fight
    then fucker like coutore get bout $130000 a fight.
     
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    :eek3:

    That's pretty much garbage. They only fight a few times per year too. It just goes to show how much they have love for MMA.
     
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    hah holy shit that was funny. His car is so beat up.
     
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    sponsored by Glad :mamoru:
     
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    oh fuck someone explain it alot better, but you get the idea. UFC= not even worth it to fight with training costs.
     
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    heh well at least you know that he is in it for the love of the sport.
     
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    considering lots of money probably goes to trainers, equipment, gyms, (of course) taxes, agents (if applicable), etc, it is complete shit pay

    does anybody know about their health coverage? are they on their own for that, or do their contracts with the organization cover that? because if not, i best a good amount goes to med bills...
     
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    i believe that K1 pays the most, but PRIDE has the largest purses

    can anybody confirm this?
     
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    true story
     
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    dunno...but i know that when they do K1 in the US...they pay them crap too...about the same as UFC fighters...im pretty sure the big names in K1 get paid more than Pride though...Masato, Kid, Bob Sapp
     
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    meant K1 overseas (i.e. Japan). for one, Royce Gracie is getting paid $2.5 million to fight in a freakshow fight...forget who he's going up against

    also, BJ Penn is probably staying with K1 because of the same reason
     
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    k-1 any where other then japan is kind of boring.
     

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