Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM
When Urijah Faber lost his fight to Mike Brown at WEC 36 last week, just about everybody saw their collective jaws drop as one of the top featherweight in the world fell to defeat for the first time in over two years.
Fans were just as stunned to see the official payouts from that event and learn that based on his contractually obligated fight agreement; Faber only earned $14,000 for his efforts.
On Monday night, Faber’s manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Inc. addressed the pay situation when appearing on MMAWeekly Radio.
“Absolutely not. Not even close,” Roberts answered when asked if $14,000 was all that Faber was paid. “That was an accurate statement of the check he received that night. Some contractual issues came up after the September fight was postponed and that $14,000 was the remaining balance of what was owed to him. That is not what he made.”
Posted 7/1/07 7:14:00PM
Not surprised at all.
I have always said that the "released" payday amounts are misleading.
Posted 9/10/07 6:37:00PM
I think they purposefully make the contracted amount low so that if the fighter pulls a running man they don't have to pay him much. But if they go out there and give it there all they get a huge bonus.