MMA Official UFC 68 Fighter salaries

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  1. TQ

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    From MMA Weekly

    UFC 68--- March 3, 2007

    Title Match & Main Event Fighters

    Randy Couture: $250,000 (17th fight in UFC; defeated Tim Sylvia)

    Tim Sylvia: $100,000 (11th fight in UFC; lost to Randy Couture)


    Main Card Fighters

    Matt Hughes: $150,000 (18th fight in UFC; defeated Chris Lytle)

    Rich Franklin: $42,000 (9th fight in UFC; defeated Jason MacDonald)

    Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $21,000 (9th fight in UFC; lost to Jason Lambert)

    Martin Kampmann: $20,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Drew McFedries)

    Jason Lambert: $18,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Renato "Babalu" Sobral)

    Jason MacDonald: $14,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Rich Franklin)

    Chris Lytle: $10,000 (8th fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hughes)

    Drew McFedries: $5,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Martin Kampmann)


    Preliminary Match Fighters

    Jon Fitch: $28,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Luigi Fioravanti)

    Matt Hamill: $10,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Rex Holman)

    Luigi Fioravanti: $8,000 (4th fight in UFC; lost to Jon Fitch)

    Jamie Varner: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Gilliam)

    Gleison Tibau: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Dent)

    Rex Holman: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hamill)

    Jason Gilliam: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jamie Varner)

    Jason Dent: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Gleison Tibau)

    Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $697,000
     
  2. jmx2323

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    well at least some guys made enough to pay the bills...does coture (or even hughes even though he was not main event) get any slice of the ppv buys
     
  3. Phill A. Peno

    Phill A. Peno It's Filipino, stupid. OTTC, Cycling Crew, WRX Cr OT Supporter

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    certain fighters get PPV buys, and possible merch. I can assume it's the UFC's stars that get this.
     
  4. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    good lord some of those guys got nothing.
     
  5. Kuet

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    the only people that get PPV buys % are the main event fighters, or so i think....the second headline fight might as well....
    but for sure randy and tim got a % ....
     
  6. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    Pretty fair.
     
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    Rich Franklin is one of their poster boys. I wonder why he doesnt get paid as much as all the others
     
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    becasue they got him signed to a long deal early then when he was about to get new contract he got Silvia'd and it lowered his stock a bit....im not sure if he is still on his original contract still, if he is it should be about over.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing about Franklin.....
     
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    I am sure he has been compisated in other ways to make up for his lack of contract pay. They want his ass to stay in the UFC and not pull a Vera.
     
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    The mid to upper card guys are getting paid pretty well. The under-card fighters are still getting shit on. I think at a minimum, a guy should make at least $10k a fight in the UFC. There is just too much training/hard work that goes into preparing for a fight, not to mention the amount of risk involved, to only get a measly $3k...
     
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    I know of atleast one fighter that turned down a UFC fight because he makes more in smaller orgs. They offered him $2000/2000 when he was making $10k to show in the WEC
     
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    man poor ace, that is sad
     
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    if had won that fight against anderson, he would have gotten a new contract- the tile holders' contract....
    the same one liddell, couture, hughes and GSP have....
    im not sure about anderson...
     
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    we all complain about the ufc paying some undercard first time fighters only $3k .....
    but pride does the same thing....
    and its still shit, i agree it should be at least 5K... be nice to have the minimum at 10 k.... well see how this pans out by the end of this year.... im hoping they will be increased.
     
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    Doesn't make it right... Unless I am mistaken, I thought the min $$ a PRIDE fighter made on their last Vegas show was $10k??

    Seriously though, the UFC is getting $20+ million per ppv... Paying a UFC noob $10k ain't exactly breaking the bank... Heck, if they paid every fighter an average of $100k per card, that would still only equate to less than 10% of their revenues....
     
  17. tatmoney

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    I agree that they should def get paid more but I also imagine that there a ton of other incurred costs that constitute using a good deal of that ppv revenue. I guess that is the risk one takes when choosing this as a profession but I think if they paid a bit more that there would be a greater influx of better competition.
     
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    silence

    they give him bonuses
     
  19. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    Not to mention that being back on the uprise will hit you some endorsement and sponsorships. I think fighting in the UFC for a bit lower is better because you'd imemdiately become more attractive to sponsors due to the publicity.

    Undercard maybe not as much, but if you're fighting swing or in the main card, you should be able to get more money overall than taking more for a smaller fight.
     
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    Still, it sucks to lose your belt right before you enter into contract renegotiation:hs:
     
  21. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    How long does it realistically take to get ready for a fight as an undercard fighter? And do the fighters on the undercard have real jobs while they train? Do they have enough time to have a real job?

    If it's 3-4 months, even making $10K isn't a whole lot.
     

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