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

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  1. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

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    This is bullshit because they dont release payouts from overseas events.
     
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    PEDS Help me Post Red Belt

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    Why do you think it's not?
     
  3. CC27

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    He's never fought on a show with an actual payout. This thread is completely false made up bullshit and should be deleted.
     
  4. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    This
    We know over-all what UFC pays its fighters & that it is low.
    But a thread like this is silly because there is nothing factual & it comes across bitching just to bitch.

    UFC paid 13% of rev in 2015
    UFC paid 17% of rev in 2016
    That is the proof

    Not unsubstantiated AC reported pay that is rarely the complete picture.

    These threads are stupid, because people are still quoting what Blaydes was supposedly paid, which was not true.

    Argue with facts, not made up BS ;)
     
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  5. mmahorse

    mmahorse Orange Belt

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    Loool minimum wage for a top 15 Ufc Fighter.
    You have to take into consideration a few things.

    1) Training Costs = Do you think he trains for free?
    2) Training Partners = Do you think they are willing to take damage for free?
    3) Medical Costs = Do you think Doctors will heal up his wounds for free, and Australian doctors are not cheap bro!
    4) Accomodation/Hotels = Do you think the Hotel allows him to stay for free?
    5) Training Gear = Shit is expensive
    6) Food / Drink = Dude is a big boy, do you think he can survive on $20 a day, when he trains for most of the day?
    7) He lives in Sydney, do you have any idea how much rent is in Sydney?
    8) Do you have any idea how much expenses like phone, internet, rego, car is?

    The dude is literally broke and he is taking in serious fucking damage to his brain for peanuts.
    But at the end of the day, it is what it is.

    "It's a fucking meat grinder. People go in one end, and meat comes out the other"
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    and for this
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    But there is more than 1 winner.
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  6. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Faith and begorrah!

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    U Fight Cheap

    U (signed the) Fucking Contract
     
  7. Haj01

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    He sucks and is fat and out of shape. What else do you expect for him.
     
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    HAWTRIDDUM Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    That is pathetic.

    People get paid more to compete on some of those stupid tv game shows for one nights work, no physical damage and no 3 month training camp that you have to pay for
     
  9. Dorkman

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    Hopefully he got some bonuses. Wish there was some sort of clause that made main and co main minimum pay outs. Like if you're co main you can't make less than 50k, and main 75 to 100k. So if you're contracted to make less, and are asked to fill either of those card spots your pay is bumped for that fight accordingly. They may already do something like that with bonuses, but it'd be nice to see the paper trail obviously.
     
  10. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Once his contract ends and resigns, I'm sure there will be a bump. Contracts are not single fight entities.
     
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    Well yeah gotta wait to get that new contract. He will get paid the big bucks soon hopefully
     
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    probably would have been 40 if he won... not a bad pay day for a basically unknown fighter that no one outside of Australia really cares about...
     
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    Read the thread. Nobody knows what he got paid, his salary has never been reported in any of his fights. @Jackonfire any chance you could modify the title?
     
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    That's still more money than most people make in a year.
     
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    check all other main events, especially fight nights and maybe you will understand it's normal.
    Korean Zombie also got around 20k for example (they gave him bonus).
    Antony Smith check his last paychecks (without bonuses) etc.etc.etc. It's disgusting.
     
  16. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Yeah it’s grim it is
    But it would fuck up the whole system if you start throwing 6 figures at people that won’t be in the sport that long
    Eco system needs people like Tai to feed the bigger fish or become a big figh himself
    Start chucking 6 figures around and people get lazy and don’t wanna fight

    Rough game
     
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    Really? I'm a Framing Carpenter and haven't had a job interview or wage negotiation in like 10 years. I respond to an ad, the boss asks what my experience is and how much I want and after a very brief conversation they say "Okay, sounds good, this is the address for the project, see you Monday at 7".

    I suppose if I was lying about my skills and experience I would be fired or offered a lower wage after they have worked with me but that's yet to happen.

    Having said that last part I realized you may actually have a point but after taking the time to write all that I can't not post it, lol.
     
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    You can probably make more money flipping burgers or delivering pizza and don't worry about injuries or surgeries.
     
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    I would argue that any fighter that only gets a couple 1000 dollars shouldn't even be in the UFC.
    These are supposed to be the best of the best and yet they have soo many 1 dimensional fighters just because they are new to MMA, guys with less experience then 80% of the amateurs.
    That's like hiring a basketballplayer to the NBA because he can dribble and then say he gets paid so little because he can only dribble.
    When he shouldn't even be there at all.
     
  20. IAmTheGOAT

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    I'm wary of judging the UFC in situations like this because I know they have a budget for each fight night event. For example, Blaydes only got payed like 20k in the Francis fight (getting knocked out in the first minute), but in his fight before that against Overeem he got payed 120k + 50k bonus so 170k with bonus. I'm sure the same for Tai, being that he got payed good for his last fight on PPV in Chicago. The point is, the UFC is pushing these guys, who seem to be overrated talents, into stardom where they can make significantly more money. In the long term, it's a good idea for guys like Blaydes and Tai to accept these type of lower payed fights, but only if they can pull off the W. If they get KOed like they both did, they look dumb.
     
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