How much did UFC pay fighters in 2016 ... (details inside) !

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  1. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC RIP to anybody that passed! Platinum Member

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    Details on how much UFC & WWE pay to fighters/wrestlers

    UFC paid 17% or $119 million up from 13% & $80 million in 2015

    WWE as comparison paid 8% (as many know I have said prior)

    Details at link

    EDIT: I understand some are confused why WWE is included, so ...
    The info was sourced by a site that covers both genres & provided for another site that does both as well.
    On Wednesday (as others can attest) there was a debate on Sherdog about how much of a % WWE pays compared to UFC & I said depending on year 5-8%. I was told that it was coming out, but could not source it yet, so ...



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    UFC still sounds poor.
    <{poor?}>
     
  3. FrankieNYC

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    @Myrddin Wild
    Remember the other day when I said WWE paid 5-8% a year to wrestlers & I was told I am FoS ...?

    Well now I can show where I got recent figures from ;)
     
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    Does that include fight cards where fighter pay is not made public?
     
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    AC reports are & always will be inaccurate as far as fighters true salaries are.
     
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    PW's get hit w/ way more in-house "taxes": developmental tax, medical tax, Pyro tax, unlimited pancakes in catering tax, sledgehammer tax...{<hhh]
     
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    Needs to be much higher imo, but it is increasing at a healthy rate.

    In most of the more established league sports in the US, athlete pay is about 50% of total revenue. That number might be misleadingly low as well compared to the UFC because NBA players are employees, and all their doctors, trainers, coaches are part of league expenses. In the UFC, those significant expenses are all on the fighters and don't show in the UFC's numbers at all.
     
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    I know, but just wanted to see if the numbers were taken from disclosed purses or actual pay.
     
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    WME only paid 8% of revenue to fighters? Could that be skewed by the revenue they made off the Floyd/Conor fight?

    Never mind, now see it's WWE, not WME
     
  11. FrankieNYC

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    A fair number is 25%
    UFC is still a growing organization that spends a lot to sustain or grow.
    Major sports did not pay a lot in the first few decades either
    25% is about an equal split of profit between fighters & UFC & that is fair IMO
     
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    1. Not in 2016
    2. You are confusing WWE & WME ;)
     
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    K ... but I never would report on AC pay
    That is silly to do since it is inaccurate
     
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    The two Diaz Conor fights in 2016 probably bumped up fighter pay 5 percent alone after their ppv points. Let's not act like that 4 percent increase was spread evenly across the board.

    Long story short the UFC paid their fighters like dog shit and still pay their fighters like dog shit.









































































    and it turns out spending 90% of your life on the road traveling around from arena to arena in your underpants pretending you're a "superstar" doesn't pay that well.
     
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    Wait until the UFC is bought by Amazon.

    The United States of Amazon is coming.
     
  16. FrankieNYC

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    You mean ...
    AFC
    Amazon Fighting Championship
     
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    @FrankieNYC on fire with these threads!

    Fighter pay needs to be higher obviously
     
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    Thanks Toner ... I mean Dozer ;)

    I'm getting paid now so why not share
     
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    Frankie, does UFC still pay fighters undisclosed lockerroom bonuses, similar to how Sean McCorckle famously elaborated on here? or did those get replaced with Reebok money?

    he calls them "discretionary bonuses", and they are of course different than PPV points.
     
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    Are we comparing the wage scale of a sport & a tv show?
     
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