Posted by grappler0000
3) The promoters are not paying him much money* (relatively speaking) these days.
So, you can make of that what you will. I guess when the people paying to see him fight stop paying to see him fight, this will end.
*30-40k per fight is the average salary he is currently receiving
I see what you're saying. When someone like Anderson is getting a base of $200,000 (check, that's what almost all of his latest payouts list), Sapp getting $30-$40k isn't that much. Especially when Anderson is getting additional benefits that we don't hear about.
Still, for how long Sapp fights, how his fights seem to go, and the amount of effort he appears to put into them, $30-$40k is a ton of money. That's the equivalent of paying the McDonald's fry boy a district manager's salary.
Actually, if you add up the amount of times he fights and estimate high at $40k per fight, he's probably making a little bit more than a district manager over the course of a year.
When it comes to the money that other fighters make, comparatively speaking, Sapp makes "okay" money in MMA, but if you compare the actual workload and effort involved to the salary he commands, the dude might as well be a millionaire.