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I know the NHL charges 100,000$ per peice of equiptment that have. So they pay 100,000 for sticks, gloves ect. However there are no players in the NHL making under 100,000$, which there is in the UFC. IMO the UFC is pretending they are like the NHL, NFL, MLB, etc. charging the sponsors. Unlike the leauges I mentioned however, the UFC and all the brands are very new. Bauer for instance is one of if not the biggest company in hockey, do you think their revenue compares with Tapouts? Not likely. I would be cool if the UFC charged 10,000 for companies to be able to sponsor fighters, thats more realistic. Also the NHL has not and will not ban any gear that I know of. Yeah I know the UFC doesn't generate as much ppv money as the Mayweather Oscar fight but I garentee the UFC fighters don't get 60+% of what the UFC brings in.

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That figure is so low for a top 5 HW who has been around for years.

I suppose we dont know what he is getting paid for his share of the ppv etc but it is still low.

Mir should sack his agent.

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Considering the age of the UFC, these guys are getting paid decently. It will just be a matter of time before all the new fighters that are making 5-10k now will be making more than 25k+ a year, and the big names will be in the millions. But at this point, UFC is not at that level yet. I do agree its insane to see a fighter in the UFC (the big leagues of MMA) to be getting paid 5,000 bucks. That is chump change.

Don't forget fight bonuses too. And sponsorship pay.

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Just for fun I decided to track GSP's salary with his progress in the UFC. I know it's not the best example because GSP never went through a real rough patch, but I could care less about Mir.

UFC 46 - Karo - ($3,000 for fighting; $3,000 win bonus)
UFC 48 - Heiron - ($4,000 to fight; $4,000 to win)
UFC 50 - Hughes - not disclosed - note that this was where GSP was moved to main card and had title shot. To give you an idea, Hughes made ($55,000 to fight; $55,000 to win) at UFC 52, so by looking at GSPs numbers he probably made 1/10 of Hughes salary.
UFC 52 - Miller - ($9,000 to fight; $9,000 to win)
UFC 54 - Trigg - ($13,000 to fight; $15,000 to win)
UFC 56 - Sherk - ($16,000 to fight; $19,000 to win)
UFC 58 - Penn - $48,000
UFC 65 - Hughes - ($58,000)
UFC 69 - Serra - not disclosed
UFC 74 - Koscheck - $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
UFC 79 - Hughes - $160,000
UFC 83 - Serra - not disclosed
UFC 87 - Fitch - not disclosed
UFC 94 - Penn - $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
UFC 100 - Alves - $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)

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Mayweather and floyd get more because they arent contracted employees to a company who also needs to make its share for the risk of using their capital. There are many more paid employes the UFC has to pay on their end, not to mention the money they spend promoting which seems to be getting bigger with every event. The shows leading up to the PPV are topnotch and are worth what they cost in the hype they generate.
Sayin this tho, the fighters are underpaid, especially the poor buggers on the low end of the scale. At 5 to 10k per fight they cant be making enough to cover their costs.
I think we will see that the next time alot of top guys are up for contracts, there will be some significant raises given...

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I see people are still making comparisions to Boxers making $20M and some UFC fighters barely making $20K. But if you take a look at the timeline of the two sports you'll see why.

Boxing has been around for over 6,000 years. Superstars like Muhammad Ali date back to the early 1960's, and legends like Sugar Ray Robinson date back to the early 1940's. Boxing has been an olympic sport since the year 1908, over an entire century ago.

MMA, on the other hand, is still not legal in all 50 states in the US. Just back in the early 2000's, the UFC was commonly reffered to as "human **** fighting". Zuffa has only owned the UFC for 8 years, and it wasn't until 3 years ago that the company started making its mainstream emergence. And this is just in the United States. Globaly, in places like Germany, the sport is still where it was 10 years ago. When the UFC went to Cologne for UFC 99, Child protection services requested a ban on minors' attendance of the event.

Now, I do agree 100% that UFC fighters should be making the same, if not more than boxers do. The sport is legitamant and the fighters deserve better paydays than they are recieving. But the UFC is still in its early stages. Compared to how long boxing has been around, the UFC is simply a baby still growing in the womb. It needs time to develop before it can reach its full potential.

The more time passes the bigger the UFC will get, along with MMA as a whole. And I can assure you that once this sport is considered mainstream throughout the US and it begins to really be excepted across the entire globe, the fighter paydays will get better, guarenteed. Just give it time.

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The general public have no idea how much the fighter's earn.

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Posted by RNC

I see people are still making comparisions to Boxers making $20M and some UFC fighters barely making $20K. But if you take a look at the timeline of the two sports you'll see why.

Boxing has been around for over 6,000 years. Superstars like Muhammad Ali date back to the early 1960's, and legends like Sugar Ray Robinson date back to the early 1940's. Boxing has been an olympic sport since the year 1908, over an entire century ago.

MMA, on the other hand, is still not legal in all 50 states in the US. Just back in the early 2000's, the UFC was commonly reffered to as "human **** fighting". Zuffa has only owned the UFC for 8 years, and it wasn't until 3 years ago that the company started making its mainstream emergence. And this is just in the United States. Globaly, in places like Germany, the sport is still where it was 10 years ago. When the UFC went to Cologne for UFC 99, Child protection services requested a ban on minors' attendance of the event.

Now, I do agree 100% that UFC fighters should be making the same, if not more than boxers do. The sport is legitamant and the fighters deserve better paydays than they are recieving. But the UFC is still in its early stages. Compared to how long boxing has been around, the UFC is simply a baby still growing in the womb. It needs time to develop before it can reach its full potential.

The more time passes the bigger the UFC will get, along with MMA as a whole. And I can assure you that once this sport is considered mainstream throughout the US and it begins to really be excepted across the entire globe, the fighter paydays will get better, guarenteed. Just give it time.



Exactly, so why is Dana banning companies that are helping mma grow?

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Posted by RNC

I see people are still making comparisions to Boxers making $20M and some UFC fighters barely making $20K. But if you take a look at the timeline of the two sports you'll see why.

Boxing has been around for over 6,000 years. Superstars like Muhammad Ali date back to the early 1960's, and legends like Sugar Ray Robinson date back to the early 1940's. Boxing has been an olympic sport since the year 1908, over an entire century ago.

MMA, on the other hand, is still not legal in all 50 states in the US. Just back in the early 2000's, the UFC was commonly reffered to as "human **** fighting". Zuffa has only owned the UFC for 8 years, and it wasn't until 3 years ago that the company started making its mainstream emergence. And this is just in the United States. Globaly, in places like Germany, the sport is still where it was 10 years ago. When the UFC went to Cologne for UFC 99, Child protection services requested a ban on minors' attendance of the event.

Now, I do agree 100% that UFC fighters should be making the same, if not more than boxers do. The sport is legitamant and the fighters deserve better paydays than they are recieving. But the UFC is still in its early stages. Compared to how long boxing has been around, the UFC is simply a baby still growing in the womb. It needs time to develop before it can reach its full potential.

The more time passes the bigger the UFC will get, along with MMA as a whole. And I can assure you that once this sport is considered mainstream throughout the US and it begins to really be excepted across the entire globe, the fighter paydays will get better, guarenteed. Just give it time.



Exactly, so why is Dana banning companies that are helping mma grow?



Because he's a good businessman.

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