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If Lawler beats Brown he'll have made half a million so far this year.

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  1. Sickplicity Blue Belt

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    He gets paid 100K to fight & 100K to win based on his last fight's pay.

    He made 133K against Hendricks for fighting & his FOTN bonus.

    That's 333K so far this year.

    He beats Brown & he's looking at another 200K which puts him at 533K for this years earnings.

    He deserves this pay because he really is a fan favorite & I really hope he beats Hendricks in the rematch because I wanna see him succeed, true veteran of the sport & his demeanor / the way he fights is great.
     
  2. wandshocop Purple Belt

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    I love seeing fighters try to get back out there as fast as they can. Robbie is a stud and deserves the money.
     
  3. DrHouse Silver Belt

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    He deserves more, he's been in the sport for a long time. He also has decent potential as a draw, he has the story and the style and his personality is also beginning to come through at media events and interviews. I bet he has made a lot more than that too, Dana and co. are big fans of Robbie. With any additional pay and sponsors, he's probably made close to half a million already.
     
  4. iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    That's a lot of money. He definitely deserves it, always puts on a show.
     
  5. Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

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    Good for him
     
  6. Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    Robbie's management team has always done real well for him.
    He actually took a substantial pay cut when he came back to the UFC, he killed it pretty much the entire time in strikeforce.
     
  7. Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

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    Aren't bonuses 50k?
     
  8. theheater Silver Belt

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    i guarantee you he made a ton of money for the hendricks fight

    brendan schaub was talking about how they were all torn apart in the locker room after carwin lost to brock. dana came by and dropped a massive cheque on him

    i think the main eventers get a healthy bonus if they perform and the show sells well. i suspect that the ufc was extremely pleased with both lawler and hendricks. if that wasnt the case i dont think they would be rushing lawler back to a title fight
     
  9. theincognito Brown Belt

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    I was surprised he accepted the bout cause he wanted to spend time with his boy who he was only with for 20 days all year
     
  10. Raul24 Brown Belt

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    and who knows how much money he ears outside of the cage, glad for him he earned it
     
  11. weaselGRM Black Belt

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    You, sir are not counting the sponsorship money, event money, ... The minimum a fighter gets paid for his shorts is 10-15k - managers cut.
     
  12. BomberMan Brown Belt

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    Lawler is easily the most likable and marketable fighter at 170, he deserves every single penny he's getting. Even back in strikeforce the promoters recognized this, he was getting paid 150k a fight fighting guys like Adlan Amagov
     
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    Edit: double
     
  14. Kingz Gold Belt

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    So after taxes, training costs, etc.

    broke as a joke

    but who am i kidding? back room bonuses.
     
  15. HELVETE Green Belt

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    He's making what top contenders should be making. Shame you have to do well in orgs like Bellator and Strikeforce to get paid well by the UFC. Guys who fought in the UFC for most of their career gets paid far worse.
     
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    i really hope he has managed his assets well over the years, because if he has, he's got a dream retirement in his future something i doubt he thought he would get when he first started.
     
  17. marcusnz80 Purple Belt

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    Most likable and marketable fighters in mma full stop. I cant really think of anyone who id personally rather see fight at the moment. For mine, Lawlor v Ellenbeger was the main event on the weekend
     
  18. PorkPiePusher Loro Piana cashmere belt

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    Does anyone know what he ends up with after tax, managers fee and training costs? Can
     
  19. Kabzie Brown Belt

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    happy for him, he deserves it. brings it errytime
     
  20. Alexandergreat3 In Fedor We Trust, amen™

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    He's NOT pocketing all that money...

    You forgot the cost of training camp:

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/345416/Cost-of-an-elite-MMA-camp/
    Manager/Agent: $25,000
    High level coaches (grappling, striking, conditioning): $15,000
    Dietitian: $7,500
    Travel: $10,000
    Housing: $10,000
    Additional Training Partners (Five): $3,500
    Rental Cars: $2,400
    Food for Training Partners: $2,400
    Flights for wife and kids to visit once: $1,500
    Food: $2,000
    Supplements: $1,000
    Gear: $100
    Rehab Sessions: $600
    Massage: $225
    Gas: $800
    Taxes (18 %): $45,000

    Total cost of training camp: $127,025
    Main event purse: $250,000
    Take home Pay: $122,975

    $122k is chump change for a #1 contender and a top fighter...

    MMA fans are so used to see the UFC paying its fighters peanuts, they think $122k is a lot for a top level pro athlete...
     

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