What is the percentage of UFC fighters that walk away from MMA with savings?

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    How many UFC fighters lets say are able to buy a house and saved money with their UFC career earnings + sponsorship?
     
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    I think if you are borderline Top 15 u can make good money... specially if u hang around top 15 and 10... guys are paid better and thats always that bonus chance.
     
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    How the fuck should we know? We don’t know their credit score, spending habits, lifestyle choices, and debt to income ratio.

    Get a fucking life and let’s just talk mma! #makesherdoggreatagain #msga
     
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    I just did a lot of research and this checks out.
     
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    Realistically only the top ten in each division make money, and it’s not really enough to invest.. I imagine about 10-20
    Fighters leave with any kind of savings. Big names only
     
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    less than the NBA, but more than other MMA promotions who still pay fighters $1000 to fight at indian casinos
     
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    What % of fighters give a flying fook how much fans make?
     
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    Well they all seem to have enough to buy or part buy a gym so a lot of them must be doing ok.
     
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    Watch embedded, they all got these lovely nice houses they live and nice cars. They over earn.
     
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    The ones that make the top 5 and don't buy a ton of cars.

    Otherwise you need to learn to maximize your brand value like Ben Askren and use your short term biggish paychecks to invest it wisely like he has with his wrestling academies that will print money for him for decades after fighting.
     
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    Cole Miller said he'd make more at Starbucks

     
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    I remember I did a calculation of what Erick Silva (yes, I am a fan) made for his 4 first UFC fights.

    He made about 20K per fight for winnings, plus a small percentage increase each fight he won. He also won 3 Bonus for Sub, KO and FOTN. His total winnings were about 250K from September of 2011 till October 2012 for a total of 4 fights (2 wins, 1 NC and 1 lost)

    The point is, you can make some really good money even if you're not a top 15 fighter, but you have to make good on the bonus.
     
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    Was he a top 15 guy already within his first 4 fights?
     
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    Nah he wasn't, but he would've if he had beaten Jon Fitch in his 4th fight. He won fight of the night though which still helped him in his "young prospect" role.
     
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    A new comer (all jokes aside) made 250k in 4 fights by going out and being an exciting fighter.
    People complain about fighter pay, but it isn’t just enough to show up in the cage. Like any other job, you have to go above and beyond and earn those bonuses, give that extra push to get that extra cash b
     
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    I thought this was wrong, but I realized I forgot to carry the decimal point.
     
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