Avg Fighter Pay w/o sponsors= $53,900 for UFC 185-189

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  1. Cj Bernauer

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    So after seeing that idiotic janitor thread I did some math.
    http://mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fighte...n/ufc-185-fighter-purses-attendance-gate.html
    http://mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fighte...ufc-186-fighter-salaries-attendance-gate.html
    http://www.mmamania.com/2015/5/26/8...laries-chris-weidman-anthony-johnson-500k-mma
    http://mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fighte...ufc-188-fighter-salaries-attendance-gate.html
    http://www.mmamania.com/2015/7/13/8...cgregor-chad-mendes-500k-apiece-las-vegas-mma


    That's only reported pay. No locker room bonus, no reebok bonus. I know it's not a million dollars, but I'd take $54,000 for stepping into the cage one time.
    Yeah there are people who make less, and way more. The point is, that's the average reported payout. Not $10,000 and not $25,000 a year.
     
  2. Aegon Spengler

    Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    Rory Mac made 59k as the favorite in a title fight that was an all time classic war
     
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    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    I sincerely doubt it.
     
  4. SnowBlynd

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    Ufc: better than janitor pay.
     
  5. Aegon Spengler

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    You have absolutely no information or sources you could use to back up that statement. His pay was released. It was 59k.
     
  6. damson

    damson Banned Banned

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    what a travesty.






    got paid way to much
     
  7. Aegon Spengler

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    The UFC is like a Don King wet dream. Just a ripoff circus.
     
  8. Loiosh

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    I don't need a source, I'm not claiming to know what he got paid, I'm just saying I doubt he got 59K for that fight. It's my opinion, based on the fact reported pay is only the minimum amount that fighter can receive.

    Is it possible he only received 59K? Sure.

    I wouldn't say it for a fact, however, and it doesn't seem that likely to me.
     
  9. blopdak

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    Thanks TS. What was the median pay?
     
  10. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    This would be a better stat to report, less sensitive to outliers. Or remove the main eventers because they skew the distribution.
     
  11. Moezao

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    I agree. That 1 million chad vs conor fight had a very big effect on that average.
     
  12. Bels89

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    Those are numbers that are released from the athletic commissions. They do not cover locker room bonuses and any undisclosed money from Zuffa. Its actually probably quite more for champions, challengers and headliners.
     
  13. Chules

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    High/low salaries (eg Chad given 500k for stepping in) can significantly affect the mean though
     
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    You can have one star who makes 250k-500k, and that inflates the average greatly. You could have GSP on the card making 4 mill and then say average fighter pay was 150k... but that doesn't accurately depict the issue. Go back to grade 2 math class...
     
  15. spid3yo

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    I came into this thread expecting to see some actual math to make your point.


    Instead you copy pasted a bunch of links and then made poorly thought opinion statements.
     
  16. SeattleFightFan

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    what are the median & mode averages?
     
  17. DrDangles

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    There are sources.

    Fight of the Night: $50k
    Reebook deal: $30k

    Also he signed an exclusive Reebok deal that probably came with a signing bonus and extra cash for the fight.

    Also he probably got a bonus from Dana.
     
  18. Bonos

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    People are still going on about those HUGE locker room bonuses? lol. Guaranteed it's nothing more than 20k.
     
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    that's a shitty guarantee since its not true.

    Uncle Creepy and Sean Mccorkle have come out and said they received locker room bonuses that doubled their pay....even with a loss.

    Feel free to google your heart out. there are a bunch of fighters that have talked about the locker room bonuses.
     
  20. Aegon Spengler

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    Fight of the night bonus's aren't dependable, and where does it say he made 30k on the reebok deal? I'm not doubting it I just haven't seen that. Even with fotn and the extra 30, that's 139k for a title fight\absolute war. Dana White gambles into the millions. Millions! While his fighters are making sweet fuck all.

    All this whole "locker room bonus" bullshit has got to end. "Duhh, he probably got more, probably, in the locker room" - that means nothing. I can say he probably didn't get any more, because why pay more than you have too when you have a monopoly on the sport and have a guy already locked into a shitty contract? Neither of us has any backup for our claims, except mine actually make sense whereas yours are based on hopes and dreams.
     

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