UFC 77 Fighter Payouts Revealed

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DCRage
10/24/07 10:19:44AM
The Ohio Athletic Commission has revealed the fighter payouts for UFC 77. The total disclosed payouts were just over $650,000.

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kevietre
10/24/07 10:26:31AM
Ace only made 1,000 more than Bonnar WTF?????

Dana said in the post fight press conference that Rich will be with the UFC for a long time well he better start paying him more if he wants that to happen. Anderson should have made more then Tim. After all he was the main event, defended his title, and faught in his opponents home town.
DCRage
10/24/07 10:49:15AM
Actually Silva did make more than listed, not noted in the figures is the $40K he earned for "KO Of The Night:". Sylvia only got $200K because he won, otherwise it would've been $100K for him and the $200K would've been for Vera instead.
ohiostate1016
10/24/07 10:50:44AM
How did Sylvia make more than Silva? Also, are the Fight of the Night/Sub of Night, KO of Night bonuses added to these figures?
Rich78
10/24/07 10:52:45AM

Posted by ohiostate1016

How did Sylvia make more than Silva? Also, are the Fight of the Night/Sub of Night, KO of Night bonuses added to these figures?



I don't think so, they were awareded on top of these. Can't remember who won what, but they're listed beneath the figures in the original article.
Muay-Thai
10/24/07 11:02:17AM
+ ppv bonuses and fertitta gifts
tuvok500
10/24/07 11:08:05AM

Posted by ohiostate1016

How did Sylvia make more than Silva? Also, are the Fight of the Night/Sub of Night, KO of Night bonuses added to these figures?



man, just read the article completely !!

silva won a bonus of 40000$
maia won a bonus of 40000$
and Grice and Black won a bonus of 40000$ each !!

so, you have to add this bonus to there payroll

silverbullet
10/24/07 11:39:36AM
How is Vera making 100G's?
TNunley
10/24/07 12:25:13PM
TNunley
10/24/07 12:27:06PM

Posted by kevietre

Ace only made 1,000 more than Bonnar WTF?????



Ace made $1000 more to show and lose than Bonnar made to show and win.

Bonnar makes $22,000 per fight, plus a $22,000 win bonus
Rich makes $45,000 to show, and $45,000 if he had won.
SpiderSilva
10/24/07 12:32:18PM
Sylvia has been one of the top guys for awhile prob why he got so much Spider prob gonna get big buck soon he should be the P4P best in the world
Lay_N_Pray
10/24/07 12:39:10PM
I get sick everytime I read those figures...its absolute robbery.

Main event fighters should be pulling money from the PPV sales and undercard guys should be making a MINIMUM of at least 10,000, and probably more.
rcg916
10/24/07 1:59:49PM

Posted by Lay_N_Pray

I get sick everytime I read those figures...its absolute robbery.

Main event fighters should be pulling money from the PPV sales and undercard guys should be making a MINIMUM of at least 10,000, and probably more.



They do get ppv bonuses, they just arent disclosed.
DCRage
10/24/07 5:26:18PM
Ditto sponsor money and other unreported bonuses that UFC doesn't have to disclose.

The OAC also announced that the attendance for 77 was 16,054.
Jackelope
10/24/07 5:49:19PM
So, let's just say this-

16,054 people attend (Very conservative estimate) at 200$ a ticket = 3,210,800 dollars in ticket sales

Last year there were several UFC's that had over 500,000 PPV buys So, $50 a buy x 500,000 = 25,000,000 dollars in PPV buys. Not to mention the fact that the UFC gets paid sponsorship for dropping business names, etc. during broadcasts.

So, at LEAST 28million dollars (remember, very conservative estimates) for one UFC event, and you've still got only 600,000 in payouts? Where's the other 27.4 million dollars going? Probably a couple mil to the event center it's held at, a couple mil to all the people who work for the UFC, etc. I'd say you've at least got a good 5-10 mil (if not 15) there that isn't going anywhere besides straight into the pockets of the fertittas and their boys. Meanwhile guys are putting their ******* health on the line, and dedicating their lives to the most intense sport around, and yet they're only pocketing a couple thousand bucks? Screw those payout numbers and screw anybody who talks about "PPV bonuses" making up for it. Go train for a few months spending all your time punishing your body, paying out thousands of dollars a month for proper training, nutrition and doctor's bills for training injuries and then talk about "PPV bonuses" I'm sick of seeing these numbers.

For the record I'm not talking about guys like Liddell who pull in hundreds of thou a fight. I'm talking about your undercard guys who work just as hard and sacrifice/risk just as much and make literally 1/100th of the amount of money.
CornishMMA
10/25/07 7:34:51AM
The prices/sales are a bit higher than you said but if course they have to pay a ppv cut to direct tv or whatever and they cost $40 dont they? but they get about 1 million buys so im seeing Dana and Fertita having AT LEAST $10 million per UFC PPV going in their pockets whilst the fighter payrolls are always around $700,000!!! and the big guys get most of that!
wolfgarnaud
10/29/07 4:54:15AM
very crappy... i cant believe that those number are so low....
EliasG
10/29/07 6:44:34PM
Believe it. This is the reason that guys like Randy and others OUGHT to leave.

They could make more than they are makng now by simply setting up their own shows and promoting them. Some of these guys have names that could promote simply by the name alone. Even without TV their gate could be better than 200K.

And undisclosed NON contractual money is a euphamism for "MONEY WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY YOU." They could give it to you...then again ...maybe they won't. Zero obligation. it's stupid.

I paid $60 for UFC 77. I'm guessing they probably had about 200K buys. That's about 9-10 million. Then their gate draw for the fight was probably about 1 million or 2. That's 11 million. Subtract 10-20% for costs and overhead for promotion and the take for Zuffa is about 7-8 million. The take for fighters 600-800 thousand.

Fighters are getting played.
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