MMA UFN 9 payouts

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  1. scrot 'em

    scrot 'em New Member

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    MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for UFC Fight Night 9, which took place last night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that the UFC is required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

    Although MMA fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that the UFC also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, PPV bonuses for PPV main event fighters), are not included in the figures below. Also not reflected below are the taxes that the fighters have to pay.

    In the listings below, "Main Event Fighters" are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. "Main Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in title fights or in the main event. "Preliminary Match Fighters" are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the PPV broadcast.

    In addition, next to each fighter's name is the number of UFC fights that he has had, not counting fights that took place during Ultimate Fighter seasons because those fights are officially classified as exhibitions.


    Main Event Fighters

    -Joe Stevenson: $32,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Melvin Guillard)

    -Melvin Guillard: $7,000 (5th fight in UFC; lost to Joe Stevenson)


    Main Card Fighters

    -Kenny Florian: $16,000 (6th fight in UFC; defeated Dokonjonosuke Mishima)

    -Dokonjonosuke Mishima: $8,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Kenny Florian)

    -Antoni Hardonk: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Justin McCully)

    -Justin McCully: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Antoni Hardonk)


    Preliminary Fighters

    -Drew Fickett: $20,000 (7th fight in UFC; defeated Keita Nakamura)

    -Rich Clementi: $12,000 (4th fight in UFC; lost to Roan Carneiro)

    -Kurt Pellegrino: $12,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Nate Mohr)

    -Kuniyoshi Hironaka: $12,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Forrest Petz)

    -Wilson Gouveia: $12,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Seth Petruzelli)

    -Thiago Tavares: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Naoyuki Kotani)

    -Roan Carneiro: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Rich Clementi)

    -Seth Petruzelli: $5,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Wilson Gouveia)

    -Keita Nakamura: $4,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Drew Fickett)

    -Forrest Petz: $4,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Kuniyoshi Hironaka)

    -Naoyuki Kotani: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Thiago Tavares)

    -Nate Mohr: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Kurt Pellegrino)

    Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $174,000










    The pay is still pretty meager. Sheesh.
     
  2. The Ripper

    The Ripper New Member

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    cro cop makes more then the whole events total pay off lol
     
  3. Phill A. Peno

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

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    I guess you really have to work for PPV type money
     
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    Wonder why Kenny Florien is getting paid so little?
     
  5. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    I wish I could make thousands in a night and be accused of being underpaid :(
     
  6. MyLittleAirport

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    Yeah 3 months of training for a couple thousands, really underpaid there!
     
  7. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    Well a lot of those fighters are terrible. I was referring to the good ones. Making 20k+ in 1 night is more than a lot of people make in a year.
     
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    ALOT of people train anyway... I am not a fighter, but train 2-3 hours per day for free....
     
  9. scrot 'em

    scrot 'em New Member

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    If they're lucky and can fight 4 times in a year, that's $80,000 for being a professional athlete. Then subtract gym training, equipment, managers/agents, and all of the miscellaneous expenses. This, of course, is barring any applicable injuries, such as Sherk who will not fight until summer, so potential earnings could be a LOT less.

    Now account for the "lesser" fighters making $3,000 per fight. Say they fight TEN times in a year for $30,000. Any other respectable pro-athlete can earn that in a matter a week.
     
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    Or a game if you're somebody like Kobe or A-Rod. Toughest athletes in the world and they don't make shit compared to some ball players.
     
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    scrot 'em New Member

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    I was even comparing these fighters to the lowest paid pro-athletes in other sports. Even bench players make a quarter million.
     
  12. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    How come Melvin made less than the guy Kenflo fought? The UFC contracts make no sense to me.
     
  13. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Nobody fighting in the UFC should be getting $3k per fight. Raise the minimum pay to $10k per fight and they're only out another $53k. Or even to $5k minimum would help out some of these guys a lot who cant train fulltime.

    The future of the MMA is not paying hundreds of thousands to fighters from overseas, but in the up and comming talent. Not the K1 or Judo champ turned to MMA, but the guy who has grown up training specifically for MMA.

    Sure the big names warrant the money because they sell the PPV's currently, but dont shit on the guys who could be the big names someday, especially now that Zuffa has shown they have the capital to bring pride under their umbrella.
     
  14. Kuet

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    i totally agree , except the minimum UFN payout shoud be 5K, and PPV cards should all get 10K minimum.

    edit: wait you said that, i like how you roll. :bigok:
     
  15. jmx2323

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    I agree it should be raised but you cant just say it will only cost them 53k becasue once you raise the lowest guy on the pole to 10k you have to raise everbody else up becasue all the sudden guys who were making 10k want more and so on up the pole.
     
  16. GochuBoy

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    aren't a lot of these guys sponsored? Isn't that why fighters wear a t-shirt with logos right after their fight as they're being interviewed by Rogan?

    edit: or is that something that the UFC makes them do?
     
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