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Title Match & Main Event Fighters

-Anderson Silva: $71,000 (3rd UFC fight; defeated Travis Lutter)

-Travis Lutter: $18,000 (5th UFC fight; lost to Anderson Silva)


Main Card Fighters

-Mirko Cro Cop: $350,000 flat fee (1st UFC fight; defeated Eddie Sanchez)

-Quinton Jackson: $170,000 (1st UFC fight; defeated Marvin Eastman)

-Eddie Sanchez: $30,000 flat fee (2nd UFC fight; lost to Mirko Cro Cop)

-Marvin Eastman: $30,000 (3rd UFC fight; lost to Quinton Jackson)

-Patrick Cote: $20,000 (5th UFC fight; defeated Scott Smith)

-Scott Smith: $12,000 (3rd UFC fight; lost to Patrick Cote)

-Roger Huerta: $12,000 (2nd UFC fight; defeated John Halverson)

-John Halverson: $3,000 (1st UFC fight; lost to Roger Huerta)


Preliminary Match Fighters

-Lyoto Machida: $36,000 (1st UFC fight; defeated Sam Hoger)

-Jorge Rivera: $12,000 (7th UFC fight; lost to Terry Martin)

-Tyson Griffin: $9,000 (2nd UFC fight; lost to Frank Edgar)

-Terry Martin: $8,000 (3rd UFC fight; defeated Jorge Rivera)

-Sam Hoger: $7,000 (4th UFC fight; lost to Lyoto Machida)

-Frank Edgar: $6,000 (1st UFC fight; defeated Tyson Griffin)

-Dustin Hazelett: $6,000 (2nd UFC fight; defeated Diego Saraiva)

-Diego Saraiva: $3,000 (1st UFC fight; lost to Dustin Hazelett)

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $803,000


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Post #1   2/5/07 5:00:05PM   

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Posted by madmarck


-Tyson Griffin: $9,000 (2nd UFC fight; lost to Frank Edgar)


-Frank Edgar: $6,000 (1st UFC fight; defeated Tyson Griffin)


Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $803,000


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Those two fighters should have been paid more or at least get a bonus after their fight it was amazing. I think they should definately demand more next time around. I suppose the UFC LW division hasn't been around long so you could say they haven't worked out who the top guys are but I'm still disapointed in that.

Post #2   2/5/07 5:04:56PM   

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It doesnt seem like there are many high paid LW's in the UFC. Sherk and Fisher probably make the most. But i believe most others are new so they are getting contracts under 10k. Including the fight bouns. I believe the minimum paid to most UFC fighters is 3k to show+ 3k to win. (up from 2k +2k)

Post #3   2/5/07 5:12:33PM   

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Good post. I was curious to see what the range of payments were for fighters. Cro Cop obviously has had to work hard to become an elite fighter to command that chunk of change.

Not to get off topic, but does anyone know how much money the UFC blew on bringing Crazyhorse (Just stand in front of me so I can punch you) to fight during the Spike TV Fight Night? I know that styles make fights, but come on. Herring's performance was atypical for him. I'm sure Dana White had some chioce words for him.

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Post #4   2/5/07 6:03:48PM   

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Wow! Glad to see Crocop and Rampage getting paid well.

Post #5   2/5/07 6:12:35PM   

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Posted by D-Boy


Posted by madmarck


-Tyson Griffin: $9,000 (2nd UFC fight; lost to Frank Edgar)


-Frank Edgar: $6,000 (1st UFC fight; defeated Tyson Griffin)


Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $803,000


From MMAWEEKLY.com
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Those two fighters should have been paid more or at least get a bonus after their fight it was amazing. I think they should definately demand more next time around. I suppose the UFC LW division hasn't been around long so you could say they haven't worked out who the top guys are but I'm still disapointed in that.



I think that when you have a lot of young fighters, you can't start throwing money around to lavishly because you will end up paying a lot of money for minimal talent.

Everyone will end up with Brandon-Vera disease, and imagine themselves being worth a lot more than they are... Taking nothing away from Brandon but I heard he was asking for 1.5 mil to sign and 7 figures per fight after that??!!??

I also believe that the UFC raises payscale with # of octagon appearences or something like that...

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They Deserve the money, Its probably the most demanding sport you can do especially at this level.
I hope the salaries keep going up, and the talent will follow.

Post #7   2/5/07 6:24:48PM   

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The money for the most part looks pretty good; Cro Cop getting a flat fee isn't surprising. Hopefully the sport keeps growing and the guys who put their bodies on the line keep making some good coin.

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Very interesting post. I have never seen what these guys were getting paid. I have to say, for what these guys do and go through they are getting shafted compared to football, basketball, and baseball players. You got guys riding the bench making more than MMA guys, and then they want to whine about it.

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Posted by Chec22

Very interesting post. I have never seen what these guys were getting paid. I have to say, for what these guys do and go through they are getting shafted compared to football, basketball, and baseball players. You got guys riding the bench making more than MMA guys, and then they want to whine about it.




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Posted by Reignofterror

Wow! Glad to see Crocop and Rampage getting paid well.



Yeah, I think that makes Cro Cop the highest payed UFC fighter. that is if you dont count Royce Gracies $800 000 fight vs Hughes.

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i have gotten more than some of these fighters playing poker ...the safest sport in the world!

Tyson and Edgar need a raise big time....or Dana should award the winner with a Hummer or something

30K for stepping in with CroCop isnt that bad for someone like Sanchez...im sure he's happy with that

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Would Anderson, and Lutter gotten paid more if it were a real Title shot for the belt?



damn...UFC is paying chump change to Lutter....he deserves more than that

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Posted by shawneth


Posted by Reignofterror

Wow! Glad to see Crocop and Rampage getting paid well.



Yeah, I think that makes Cro Cop the highest payed UFC fighter. that is if you dont count Royce Gracies $800 000 fight vs Hughes.


Yeah but that was a 1 fight deal. Andi heard it was more like 1.1 mil.

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sanchez should have made so much more for accepting that fight. it was like suicide.

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