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Old 07-22-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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Korean Zombie reveals he's only making $ 20,000 for UFC 163 Title Bout: NEW INTERVIEW



How much fight money are you receiving for this fight?

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I will be making 20,000 dollars to show, and another 20,000 dollars if I win. I do not get any PPV points. After 2 more fights, I will be able to negotiate my contract. Hopefully, I will be in a good position when that happens.
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I believe I am a very popular fighter, but I do not make a lot of money. There is definitely a problem with that. MMA was at its peak in South Korea when Hong Man Choi fought Fedor Emelianenko. Hong Man Choi was a huge star in South Korea; there isnít anyone like that anymore. TV ratings were 10% in those days, now they are barely 1-2%. South Korea needs a star like that for MMA to flourish. I am lacking in a lot of ways, but hopefully I can become a star with the way I fight.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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Ouch, that's even less than what Weidman got and he hasn't fought in quite a while to boot.

Does he at least have good sponsors?

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Wow thats fucked up. Paulie and Broner just made over a million each and paulie isnt that entertaining at all.

Boxing is where people should be fighting if they want real money

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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Been talking to DHK?

http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...s-pay-2189361/

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:26 AM   #5
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He deserves way more than that imo

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:32 AM   #6
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UFC is greedy and doesn't treat it's fighters well. UFC should be ashamed.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:35 AM   #7
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We all know he's getting at least $1m in "locker room bonuses", so stop complaining!

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:37 AM   #8
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We all know he's getting at least $1m in "locker room bonuses", so stop complaining!
or mysterious backroom PPV goodies. This card and the UFC is getting unprecedented attention in South Korea because of Jung.

$20,000 after expenses, means Jung is probably only pocketing $10,000. Can't wait to see how the "fans" defend Zuffa.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:43 AM   #9
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That's less than Tim Kennedy. And Tim is the one who cries loudly

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:43 AM   #10
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We all know he's getting at least $1m in "locker room bonuses", so stop complaining!
Um the guy just said how much he is getting. What you speak of is a myth

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