How does the UFC determine what to pay a fighter?

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  1. Homervanderjaz

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    So read on the forum that Lawler got $500'000 for his last fight. This is more than many other fighters get but not as much as say Jones, Connor or Bisping. So is it based on how much PPV buys an event gets or how good the fighter is at negotiating?
     
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    and I dont think they ever post the PPV salaries. Only the win/show stuff. And its probably a lot down to individual fighter and their representation and how good they present tot he UFC what youre worth. Show the social following you have, sponsors interested, other offers... whatever gets you a peg up or down. Though Im guessing that with each year UFC is more organized and less wild west with regards to money. Only Dana's lockerroom "love bonuses" will remain.
     
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    Depends on how white and good looking they are.
     
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    Sales sales and more sales and thats it.
     
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    That's base pay, does not include PPV. It has to do with how hard they bargain and how much power they have in the negotiation.
     
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    They try to determine the minimum of what the fighter will accept, and shoot for that.
     
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    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Only the insiders know the exact criteria, but it's based primarily on how much the UFC thinks a fighter can drive revenue. I'm sure that the UFC needs to get multiple dollars for every dollar they pay out to a guy. Not only do the owners want to profit by a lot but they need to pay for marketing and operations.
     
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    Dana opens his wallet, and whatever he has in cash is what a lower tier fighter gets. Usually a couple grand.
     

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