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Old 07-05-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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Dana White's Salary??? vs. Average UFC fighter salary

I did a little bit of research because I was curious as to how much Dana White maid compared to the average pay of a UFC fighter annually. I was unable to find out how much Dana made per year, I don't think this information is disclosed with the public. Basically I wanted to compare the UFC with other major sports and how much their commissioners were paid annually compared to the annual league average. This is what I was able to come up with, I'm not going to post ever link I found, but if you guys would like to know my source just ask me and i'll provide it for you guys.

MLB
Bud Selig - 12-14 million
League Average - 3 million

NBA
David Stern - 8 million
League Average - approx. 5 million

NHL
Gary Bettman - approx. 6 million
League Average - 1.46 million

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Roger Goodell - approx. 6-10 million
League Average - 1.1 million

Now for the UFC I used all of mmaweekly's numbers for 2006. In total for every UFC event in 2006 fight night's included a total of $4,007,000 was givin to 156 fighters. Which equals an average salry for a UFC fighter in 2006 was $25,685.

As you can see no commissioner makes more than approx. 10 times the amount of the average pay. While Dana's salary is unknown, him making 1 million in 2006 would make his salary 40 times more than the average. And that's just saying Dana only made a million, I estimate he made more, especially with the TUF shows.

These numbers are not completely accurate but it should give everyone a good idea of how Dana is beginning to outgrow his product. Could you imagine David Stern being just as famous as Lebron James? Or Gary Bettman getting the same amount of press as Sydney Crosby?

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Dana is a part owner and President, which is very different from the above.

What would Goodell's income be if he co-purchased the NFL when it was down and built it into the behemoth it is today? It would DWARF anything the UFC could even imagine. The NFL is worth billions and billions.

Compare Dana to company owners, even though we have no idea what he makes so it is irrelevant.

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #3
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I can't believe Bettman gets 6 million for running a sport into the ground

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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Dana White is hardly a commissioner. He's an investor/owner/President. You can't compare.

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dana white is awesome!


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Old 07-05-2007, 07:19 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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Dana is a part owner and President, which is very different from the above.

What would Goodell's income be if he co-purchased the NFL when it was down and built it into the behemoth it is today? It would DWARF anything the UFC could even imagine. The NFL is worth billions and billions.

Compare Dana to company owners, even though we have no idea what he makes so it is irrelevant.
Well than compare his base salry as President only, and I still bet its at leats a million.

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:20 PM   #8
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Dana White is hardly a commissioner. He's an investor/owner/President. You can't compare.
Well then compare his salary as president.

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im curious at how much the ferttitas make a year

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EDIT: never mind - my point was made by others.

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