MMA UFC Payday

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  1. ITR06

    ITR06 OT Supporter

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    Despite a shocking knockout loss to Rashad Evans in the night's main event, Chuck Liddell still received the highest reported payday at this past weekend's "UFC 88: Breakthrough" event with a $500,000 fight purse.

    MMAjunkie.com today requested and received the list of official salaries from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.

    Other top earners included UFC 88 main-card winners Dan Henderson ($250,000), Evans ($120,000) and Rich Franklin ($100,000).

    The total disclosed payroll for the event was a hefty $1,220,000.

    The event took place this past Saturday, Sept. 6, at Atlanta's Philips Arena and aired live on pay per view.

    The full list of salaries included:
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  2. ITR06

    ITR06 OT Supporter

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    Seems like the pay is getting alittle bit better for the guys on the undercard.
    When does Rich get out of his contract? He should be getting at least $120,000 to show + win bonus.
    I would shit myself waiting for the decision wondering if i get my hand raised i get an extra 125G
     
  3. roose

    roose Guest

    Holy disparity between Henderson and Palhares. :eek3:
     
  4. EG6

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    The payroll doesn't include the UFC bonuses right? That means Jason MacDonald got a nice $104k payday
     
  5. roose

    roose Guest

    No it doesn't. :coolugh:

    Good on Jason, I love guys that take fights close together.

    Gotta feed his kids.
     
  6. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    Rashad made another 60k aswell for KO of the night. Not a bad payday for him! I wonder how the win bonus is negotiated, because there doesnt appear to be any proportion in it? Rashads pay doubles, for Hendo its toally different.
     
  7. EG6

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    wait...so did Rich get $100k? It says he got $50k but his win bonus is $50k lol
     
  8. ITR06

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    Yup i think thats alittle raise from his last fight i think he got 48k
     
  9. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    his old contract was dogshit. Evans should be happy he makes more than Franklin.
     
  10. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    wtf with palhares
     
  11. miek

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    dot! :rofl:

    Especially when its more than half of the pay you could get, that's ridiculous
     
  12. friedrice

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    500k! My god, this rape
     
  13. Beepsandbuzzes

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    Yeah that's shameful.
     
  14. Hitman23

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    Ive never understood why fans would make comments like that. I wont go into some long post on the fact that Hendo has been a successful mma fighter for a decade (and co-headlined a Spike TV card that was viewed by like 5 million people) while palhares is fairly new to the game. I will however point out that if they were both free agents, Hendo would get offered 100k before Palhares got offered 10k.

    As for people bitching about Chuck getting a half mil, lets see Rashad sell a half million PPVs on name recognition alone. People tend to forget that MMA is a business and Zuffa has Chuck (along with Randy, Forrest etc.) to thank for putting them on top.
     
  15. LOLSTi

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    Palhares got shafted. :hs:
     
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    Huh??

    I'm sure he will get over 2x that once his ppv % check comes in... Pretty decent pay, albeit a few guys still got shafted...
     
  17. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    Anyone have any idea what % Chuck (and any others?) would get from the ppv? Nice pay day for Rashad and hopefully Rich can get a new contract asap.
     
  18. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    they made more than double the total payroll just from the live gate

    ufc is ballin' :hs:
     
  19. joechunkybutt2

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    its a business, its their job to make profit. On top of that,its not cheap to rent out an entire arena, get all the paper work done, pay all the support people (building the cage and moving it, security, cameras, lawyers)

    I think people forget we live in a capitalistic economy and the UFC has competition and if someone wants to take them down, they can with the right business model and strategy.

    that being said - fighting for 7k sucks, but all these people know what they are getting into.
     
  20. friedrice

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    Oh I have no doubt he will get more then that. Dude got paid well to get KTFO
     
  21. 2ofdem

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    But take those 2 names off the card and its barely a UFN event let alone PPV.
     
  22. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    Every time rich fights I cringe when I see his pay. And :rofl: at being paid 50/50 less than a week after Dana calls him the best 185 in the world who just can't beat silva.
     
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    To fight no I dont think they are worth that.

    As names on the promo material yes they are worth that.
     
  24. rtzcom

    rtzcom bon wons! fight slepa for life sone!~

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    chuck must have slept well that evening knowing that he made some serious coin...
     
  25. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    Exactly. The biggest thing Dana will look at is how many people will pay to watch that fighter, rather than how good he actually is. We think some people are getting shafted, but eh they did sign those contracts.

    Sure Chuck is on a losing run, but he's still bloody entertaining to watch so I have no problem paying to see him. Machida on the other hand, fucking paying for that I'll download the fight later.
     

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