Anyone else think winning the Ultimate Fighter's 6 figure contract doesn't mean as much as it used to? Back in 2005 it was definitely worth it but I'm not so sure anymore. I understand the fighter can win $300,000 in 3 years, but that's if they win every fight, and they're limited to only fighting 3 times. We've seen many up and coming fighters fight more than 3 times a year and can potentially earn more money. From what I understand, the pay increases incrementally with it being: Year 1: 12k guaranteed/12k win bonus per fight = 72k if they win all 3. Year 2: 16k guaranteed/16k win bonus per fight = 96k if they win all 3. Year 3: 22k guaranteed/22k win bonus per fight = 132k if they win all 3. I feel you can definitely potentially earn more money outside of the Ultimate Fighter's contract, but people only still do it for the status and recognition and it can potentially lead to an easier way into the UFC as most castmates seem to get at least 1 fight after being on the show Anybody think the UFC needs to up the ante a bit?