Adesanya base pay: 350k in salary, just as much as Holloway

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Cooliox, Apr 15, 2019 at 2:18 PM.

  1. iwillbebackin3weeks

    iwillbebackin3weeks Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,732
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    soccer payment (1951 in germany) was even better than ufc payment.
     
    VVarhead likes this.
  2. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild Platinum Nation Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,136
    Likes Received:
    6,925
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    suffersystem likes this.
  3. Fergelmince

    Fergelmince Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    6,723
    He was a tournament champ in Glory and KotR so I'm guessing you can negotiate a better contract when you're bringing in a built-in audience from another league/sport. Holm did the same thing, and I'm sure you can point to other fighters as well.
     
  4. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    6,417
    Likes Received:
    10,924
    It's pretty fucked, for the RDA fight he got 79k to show and they made him wait 7 months for it... He was used to getting more than double that with win bonuses and performance bonuses. He got 165k to show in his last fight plus another 165k because he won and 100k for getting both fotn and potn bonuses.
     
  5. cburm

    cburm Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    883
    The point is izzy deserves to make the money that gas makes...
    He makes more and gas gave upnhis title pay title fight for it lol
    But
     
  6. ButtNeedle

    ButtNeedle White Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2019
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    81
    its always been weird to me how fans will debate or take a general interest in fighter pay. you have nothing to do with any of it. you dont get to spend it, save it, look at it. you literally paid 50 dollars just to watch it.
     
  7. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Messages:
    12,493
    Likes Received:
    7,982
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Funny. Fighter pay sucks until a black guy makes good money. Then its questioned.
     
    Riatyn likes this.
  8. Swoliosis

    Swoliosis Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2014
    Messages:
    7,105
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    209/559/760
    His agent must be a damn genius
     
  9. snackgod

    snackgod Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    12,052
    Likes Received:
    5,201
    there are plenty of boxers who make mothing as well. floyd made 100 million but im sure guys on his undercards made pennies.
     
  10. snackgod

    snackgod Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    12,052
    Likes Received:
    5,201
    news flash soccer is bigger than all sports overseas.
     
  11. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    13,673
    Likes Received:
    20,393

    Well, no shit. Most pro fighters actually lose money because of the cost of training.

    The conversation is about what headliners get paid though.
     
  12. iwillbebackin3weeks

    iwillbebackin3weeks Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,732
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    LOL

    bro you know that german soccer players made 0$ right? In 1950 everything changed:

    they made 400$ (was very good money) 5 years later they made 100.000$ and 1960 or maybe 1965 soccer players earned 200.000-800.000$

    German soccer players werent allowed to earn money.

    imagine the UFC in 1960 ... champions wouldnt even make $10.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 3:04 PM
  13. ButtNeedle

    ButtNeedle White Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2019
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    81

    doesnt matter. hes throwing shit at a wall
     
  14. Happy Man

    Happy Man Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2017
    Messages:
    2,872
    Likes Received:
    6,181
    It’s the image the ufc wants to send. They don’t want people to see kelvin. They want people to see isreal.

    It goes way way way way beyond Dana white. Larger powers at play.
     
  15. Russie

    Russie Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,468
    Likes Received:
    1,035
    Location:
    New Orleans
    All four guys in the title fights should've got a mil. We've talked about the pay structure to no end. It is what it is. I hope by some miracle it improves for the fighters quickly.
     
  16. Intermedius

    Intermedius Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,047
    Likes Received:
    856
    Location:
    The Zone
    The way Dana White would spin this is, "We expect our fighter to fight. If they average 3 fights a year, that's a good living". As if ever fighter will be injury free and get their win bonus.

    In theory, 70k x 3 is great for your average fighter, but life isn't theoretical.
     
  17. dembones22

    dembones22 Hi, @muaytao °_° Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    11,100
    Likes Received:
    13,213
    Location:
    REIGNING DEFENDING - UNDISPUTED AND UNDEFEATED
    Kelvin Gastelum seems underpaid and perhaps Alan Jouban. But that is very debatable in regards to Jouban.
     
  18. EL Capitan

    EL Capitan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4,163
    Likes Received:
    5,198
    Location:
    NY
    Credit to his agent. Iaquinta is prob shitting a brick right now haha
     
  19. Dorkman

    Dorkman Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    8,050
    Likes Received:
    4,668
    Location:
    Canada
    Cause it was a market in it's infancy, and he helped pioneer mma to what it is today in the british area through the exposure he brought it. The local gate was always strong when Mike was fighting as he headlined many of their british cards. So yeah, he deserved what he was paid. It's more than just counting off ppv buys what your worth is to the company.
     
  20. jsbx45

    jsbx45 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    2,641
    Location:
    Cali
    A star is born...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.