MMA Question about win(or lose)-purses.

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  1. Jeebus

    Jeebus Well-Known Member

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    We all see the figures the fighters get paid out after every event, but how much of it does the said fighter actually walk away with in pocket? I mean after paying taxes, coaches, partners, etc etc?
     
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    every fighter is different
     
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    like 8 bucks
     
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  5. muscle68

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    pay uncle sam
    your manager
    your agent
    your training partners
    your wife

    no bueno
     
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    so war machine, crazy horse, and junie have the right idea. :o
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    take home pay is about 35-40%
     
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    Jeebus Well-Known Member

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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    and if you're war machine you can add Lawyer and Plaintiff
     
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    what does your agent do that your manager doesn't?
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    far as I know, the agents are supposed to negotiate your contract get you offers etc.

    managers help you on the business side.. career management. like getting you publicity through interviews and such.
     
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    I don't think that's too bad. Taxes in CA are almost 50% anyways.
     
  14. muscle68

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  15. muscle68

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    if youre not that great of a fighter and not very marketable, yep
     
  16. muscle68

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    think of the agent as the guy bringing you a barrel full of apples

    the fighter expects the manager to go through the apples and only pick the best ones

    manager should be getting fights as well, etc

    but its such a grey area, with guys working as both, some fighters doing all of it by themselves, having their wives do it, et
     
  17. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    I've thought about this before too.

    I've heard a lot that sponsorship money is mostly what the fighter takes home.
     
  18. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Just imagine how much fighters like GSP deals out to his people??

    With Under Armour as one of his sponsors now though, imagine his bank account now...lil bit swoll!
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    Depends on how much your hotel costs! I think they have to pay their own lodging, and if you're only making $15k for a fight, then a few hotel rooms for a few nights eats into that money as well.
     
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    normally they get a room and one extra for their cornermen
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    I guess it depends on the fighter if they want to pay for their crew as well.
     
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    they had a article on it a few months ago on mma weekly. It all depends the more you make the more your going to spend. Like the lower ball guys that make 5k a fight play a flat rate for gym fees usually and payer a higher percentage for agent fees. Then you have to take into account travel, hotel etc.

    The higher level guys spend less in comparison for travel and their agents take out less but get more money. They also spend ALOT more on training
     

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