MMA WEC 30 salaries

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  1. adrenalin112

    adrenalin112 New Member

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    WEC 30 salary figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Last night’s event, which took place at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, featured successful title defenses by WEC lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough and bantamweight champion Chase Beebe. WEC 30’s main card aired on Versus. Although these are the official figures reported to the NSAC, the amounts do not includes sponsorships, bonuses and other items that can greatly affect a fighter’s total payday. They also do not include deductions that are sometimes taken for licenses, taxes and non-approved travel expenses. The official payroll for the event was $154,000, according to the NSAC’s four-page filing.
    • Ian McCall ($4,000) def. Coty Wheeler ($2,000)
    • Blas Avena ($6,000) def. Joe Benoit ($2,000)
    • Donald Cerrone ($6,000) def. Kenneth Alexander ($3,000)
    • Bryan Baker ($6,000) def. Jesse Forbes ($4,000)
    • Marcus Hicks ($8,000) def. Scott McAfee ($2,000)
    • John Alessio ($22,000) def. Marcelo Brito ($3,000)
    • Miguel Torres ($20,000) def. Jeff Bedard ($4,000)
    • Brian Stann ($10,000) def. Jeremiah Billington ($2,000)
    • Bantamweight champ Chase Beebe ($10,000) def. Rani Rahya ($6,000)
    • Lightweight champ Rob McCullough ($24,000) def. Rich Crunkilton ($10,000)
    All of the night’s winners received bonuses that were 50 percent of their pay. For example, McCullough received $12,000 as a base pay and $12,000 as a win bonus. for a $24,000 total. (All of the losing fighters could have earned twice their pay if they had won.
     
  2. adrenalin112

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    I was surprised to see Miguel Torres get one of the top 3 paychecks.
     
  3. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    Thats real shitty lol 4k for a fight and you gotta train for how long?
     
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    I can see paydays going up for Brian stann and maybe Marcus Hicks as well. Hicks won last night and he won against one of the tapout sponsered fighters Sergio Gomez on the show.

    Stann has some much marketability behind him and he goes out there and puts in work.
     
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    Great... the one downside of UFC owning WEC, the salary :sad2:
     
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    Besides Jesse Forbes all of the guys that made less than 6K are unknowns. These fights are actually more like paid training. If fighting is going to be your career, you need to win these fights in smaller orgs.

    Guys that fight for 2K are just happy to know who they fight before the day of the weigh-ins.
     
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    I almost guarantee it's higher now than it was.
     
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    :werd: they're the best paying mma org right now that has staying power.

    The contract payouts are increasing as well as the bonuses for sub, ko, and fight of the night. In the past year they've gone from 25 to 35K.
     
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    $2k doesn't look like much but these guys get to fight on national television. It's their chance to get a ton of exposure. At least they're getting something.
     
  10. MyLittleAirport

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    $2k isn't much at all, especially considering how much money the Zuffa owners and Dana White has made over the explosion of MMA over the last couple of years in the US.

    Those fighters who are making $2k per fight probably have other full time jobs in order to pay for their training, their housing, & their bills, gas, etc. A ton of exposure is great but its not like the everyday viewer is going to remember that person's name even if it is a great fight.

    I mean, are you willing going to sit there and tell me that Zuffa can't spare a little bit more money for their fighters? I'm glad they made an investment in the UFC and gave MMA a fresh breath of start and they do have the right to do whatever they want with their money, but how about giving some back to some of the up and comer fighters? I'm not saying they should have to pay like $30k for each undercard fighter, just a little upgrade like say an entry of 8k or so compared to 2k, which would help their situation a lot better.

    And its sad to see someone like Rani Yahya only get paid 6k when he is the ADCC Champion which is a prestigious title in the grappling world.
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    exposure = sponsorships = money
     
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    True.
     
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    I will agree that the min needs to be 5k/5k
     
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    Rani was supposed to come in with better conditioning, not get pushed around for 4 rounds, win the title and get paid $12K.
     
  15. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    where the fuck are the UFC 74 payouts?
     
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    I'm fucking blown away by Miguel Torres' purse.
     
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    I was thinking more like 10k/10k for a minimum.
     
  18. The Militant

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    Personally I think Zuffa is mad jewish with their money

    they make way more money than giving a main undercard fight 25k
     
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    And thats why you won't ever run a business.:mamoru:
     
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    No way Jesse Forbes should get 20k to beat a nobody. A lot of fighters enter the sport right now without any actual proven ability in mma or other combat sport success. Why risk 20K on a fight that you don't even plan on showing on tv?
     
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    Well, thats kind of the thing, WEC is suppose to be the "AFL" to the UFC ("NFL"). WEC is suppose to be another organization for other fighters that apparently have the ability and talent for the matchmakers to put them on the WEC cards. Its not like these fighters are the same as other entry fighters like say from, KOTC :mamoru:. They must have enough talent for them to be noticed by the Zuffa organization to be put on their payroll.

    While 10k is a lot, why not just make the minimum 10k with no win bonus. I mean its not like the fighters are going in there to win only because of the win bonus, its just a nice incentive but they're going in there to win nevertheless. :dunno:

    I don't know, I just believe that these fighters deserve a little bit more. :hs:
     
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    Sounds like you're a bleeding heart lil airport. I understand your angle but right now the ufc/mma is in a major fad phase. The masses still haven't decided to classify it with boxing or wwe sports entertainment. Once it shows longevity and staying power and another organization has the staying power to compete with it, then we will see some major bidding wars and paydays. There may even come a time when the fighters become bigger than the organizations they fight for, so the exclusivity clauses will hopefully go away.
    But for now, the ufc is gonna crawl before it walks when it comes to salaries.

    And I love the fight bonus, but I wonder if they get taxed 40% on their bonus/gift money :eek3: :noes:
     
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    The WEC always payed pretty well.
     
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    Seems about on par for what low to mid level UFC fighters make... I think that MMA fighters "should" make more since they are professional athletes, but other than Tito (who is one of the highest paid), you rarely hear Zuffa fighters complaining about their $$. Hell, thousands of fighters compete on local shows every month essentially for free...
     

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