Tai Tuivasa was only paid $20K for his headliner in Adelaide

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  1. NekMinnit

    NekMinnit The Reapers Era

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    Thats crazy low. Yet we get fighters complaining about being paid 10x more than that and still leave because they arent paid enough - even though they couldnt headline a fight to save their life. Hopefully Tai gets more though next time around
     
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  3. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

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    Sell more tickets, get more money

    Shoey doesn’t cut it
     
  4. applesbananas

    applesbananas Purple Belt

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    Lmao. I'm one of those guys that say, "No one is forcing them to fight in the UFC." But, holy shit that's bad.
     
  5. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    that doesn't make guys like Mousasi, Rory, etc ungrateful it makes Tuivasa a dumb shit.
     
  6. ignorant MMA fan

    ignorant MMA fan Blue Belt

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    Did they pay him $5,000 for each time he fell down?
     
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  7. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    Where is the proof?
    Probably right though...
     
  8. Sir Punchalot

    Sir Punchalot Red Belt

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    Ridiculous.
     
  9. Milord Sir Mangrinder

    Milord Sir Mangrinder I am going bald, help! PM me!

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    thats a shame.

    didnt blaydes also get paid shit all for his fight with ngannou?
     
  10. Spookv

    Spookv Brown Belt

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    He signed the contract, the UFC can put him anywhere on the card they choose.

    MMA fighters should be getting paid more, but you have to prove your worth. Tuivasa hasn't proven anything as of yet.
     
  11. Tacotuesday

    Tacotuesday Banned Banned

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    That's still alot of shoe beers he can do
     
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    know one know who he is.. over paid actually..
     
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    BEATDOWNS Red Belt

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    Helax i am sure the bald bozo gave him a nice little backstage bonus

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  14. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

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    I'm assuming that you're talking about Mighty Mouse. Considering that another promotion is willing to pay him considerably more than what he was getting in the UFC, then he was in fact underpaid.
     
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    Seems to be a bit above his market value. UFC is being generous here.
     
  16. PEDS Help me Post

    PEDS Help me Post Red Belt

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    So you're saying a guy who drinks beer out of a shoe doesn't make good business decisions?

    <Cage33>
     
  17. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

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    He's a local Aussie fighter who'd won enough times to make him a viable headliner for a UFC card in his home country. That means that he's proven enough to get paid more than 20/20.
     
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    The Gooch White Belt

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    He didn't say no to the pay. I bet if you added up all of his prep for the fight and the fight itself, it would add up to more than 15 bucks an hour. 1333 hours and 20 minutes at 15 bucks an hour. That's 166.6 eight hour days. Take away 76.6 days for trainers, travel, and other things out of pocket and that's still 3 months wages.
     
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  19. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

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    Why do you people insist on pretending that it's possible for younger fighters who get stuck with ridiculously low purses to negotiate better deals?
     
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