BloodyElbow rejects Conor's $80M purse claim

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  1. OzoneX Green Belt

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    So how true are these latest $50M and $80M claims?
    So the amounts he claimed he was getting paid in 2016 were surely exaggerated. Does that mean he didn’t make $50 million for UFC 229, or won’t make $80 million for his upcoming match?

    According to Moody’s, the UFC had approximately $700 million in revenue in 2016, while Reuters reported they had an EBITDA of $226 million that year.

    Moody’s reported that UFC’s 2018 revenue were well in the $600 millions and using their EBITDA to debt ratio, we could estimate their EBITDA at around $240 million.

    Now, with all the cost cutting measures they’ve taken, it’s very likely that they could generate a higher EBITDA even with lower revenues in 2018. But could they do that while paying one fighter $50 million? Or even $32 million? That’s a very sizable increase from what they’ve typically paid.

    Their highest paid fighter was projected to get 2.3% (from more than one fight) of all their revenues in 2016. Did they suddenly pay McGregor somewhere around 8% of their revenues for a single fight in 2018 and still see in a large increase in their EBITDA margin?

    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/1/...0m-against-khabib-but-the-numbers-dont-add-up
     
  2. Frank McEdgar =====(SHERDOG)=====

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    Bloody Elbow?????????

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  3. BRASIL WAND Banned Banned

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    They don’t even need to, anyone who believes that inflated figure is an absolute moron.

    Every fighter on the card combined is NOWHERE close to approaching 80 million.

    <DontBelieve1>
     
  4. Source Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Considering ESPN is only guaranteed to pay the UFC a min of 32.5M for the PPV portion of the event a 50M guarantee doesn’t seem likely.
     
  5. Slatersan Red Belt

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    Its possible conors full of shit.
    Its also possible he made 80 million in some way or another from his last fight.
    I wouldnt be surprised if uncle dana has some off the books funds to play with.
     
  6. Dorkman Silver Belt

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    Why would anyone believe a number like that coming out of his mouth to begin with?
     
  7. No idea how much he'll actually get, but he never said he's getting 80 million guaranteed.

    It's an estimate from the sale of his own products (august mcgregor, proper 12, ect) + purse + PPV points
     
  8. dragovic Brown Belt

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    Wow such a genius you are.
    Considering all of them but Conor and Cowboy will make no more than maybe $1m together that’s a really clever claim.
    Now stop posting with bold font for likes.
     
  9. dracul Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Well you're a dumb ass if you ever believed it

    Along with Conor getting a 100m against Floyd

    Still though
    He'll make more than all ufc fighters combined lol
     
  10. Ritler Blue Belt

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    Conor is in all your heads

    RENT FREE
     
  11. El Fernas Gold Belt

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    Anyone with a brain wouldnt need Bloody Elbow or whatever media to "reject" those purse claims...its nonsense.
     
  12. Ritler Blue Belt

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    Conor is in all your heads

    RENT FREE
     
  13. Zebra Cheeks Thicka Then A Bowl of Oatmeal Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That probably will cover fighter salaries for the entire first quarter, if not, the first half of the year
     
  14. Ken Fresno Interim Belt

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    lol at all these fuckin morons hyped to call the guy a fraud when they don’t understand “I’m making 80 million for this bout” has nothing to do with his guaranteed purse of Dana’s pocket change.
     
  15. MMA since 1993 ____________ Banned

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    Conor would sell his jizz and market it as an energy drink, and his dumbass fans will buy it.

    They are that dumb.
     
  16. Verace Gold Belt

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    Im pretty sure conor means that as the sum from all sources, including sponsors and other stuff like that.

    He's not saying "i am getting paid X amount by the UFC"

    But yes, even then it sure sounds like an exaggeration
     
  17. Andreh Banned Banned

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    It is pretty obvious...
     
  18. BRASIL WAND Banned Banned

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    So what are you arguing about? You’re essentially agreeing with me but simply offended by something as simple as my font.


    Why don’t you cut back on your soy intake buddy, your estrogen is through the roof.

    <DisgustingHHH>
     
  19. UFCBlackbelt Green Belt

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    Millions off the books, as an accountant im lmaoing rn
     
  20. Terpizzle Green Belt

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    Are we factoring in Reebok money?
     

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