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Is there a pay gap in the UFC?

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  1. Istryker

    Istryker Green Belt

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    Alot is spoken of the pay gap in soccer and shit between men and women but as far as I know there is literally no pay gap in the UFC. I mean of course prelim bums get paid like bums, but for the most part the pay is equal.


    That's pretty progressive on Dana 's part, and he deserves praise for that .<mma4>


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    momchamp Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    mens getting paid less than they deserve, women getting paid more than they deserve
     
  4. Istryker

    Istryker Green Belt

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    Honestly
     
  5. SCTwins

    SCTwins Red Belt

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    Dana is leading the charge in gender equality, and his commitment to being a fair, nice, and honest person is really something to admire.
     
  6. Hirashin

    Hirashin No for gay Jesus

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    The pay gap is not so big in the ufc, cause the large majority earn very little, so they are pretty equal in being poor. Only few fighters make big bucks. Some more stats.

     
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  7. Bushido Kai

    Bushido Kai I'm going to beat you into a living death

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    Yeah, no. Both do the same job. Women's Featherweight division has a higher finishing rate than every men's division besides HW & LHW. Just because you personally enjoy it less doesn't mean they work less and should get paid less

    Ronda was basically the biggest UFC draw ever besides Conor. Wish Nunes was as marketable
     
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  8. TIMELESS TRUTH

    TIMELESS TRUTH Time Traveler

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  9. pv3Hpv3p

    pv3Hpv3p Brown Belt

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    The wage gap is an antiquated idea

    Well over 50 percent of all graduate degrees are obtained by women and the result is higher paying executive positions...

    As far as sports go, i think the proof is in the pudding.. the UFC can muddy the waters by forcing WMMA on their consumers, but why on earth would WNBA players be paid as much as NBA players? One company makes billions with millions of viewers, the other a fraction of that
     
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    pv3Hpv3p Brown Belt

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    If you have 10 women's featherweight fights compared to 100 in the men's featherweight (or any other) division, the finishing rates are not going to be indicative of quality of product.

    If female fighters build a big fanbase and start pulling in money (like Ronda) then they get paid, same goes for the dudes... plenty of guys that have been toiling away for years and are still relegated to the undercard.

    Unfortunately the hard work that anyone (man or women) puts in doesn't translate directly to $$
     
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  11. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    the gap isnt between men and women. its between the larger weight classes and the smaller.

    i know you get paid for what you bring in, but no way MM should have the record for consecutive title defenses and be showing up for 100k show, 100k win
     
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  12. Rvd Slmr

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    Pro athletes aren't paid according to their athletic accomplishments, they are paid according to the viewership, popularity and publicity they generate. The wage gap is a tricky question in sport because two world champions in the exact same sport aren't identically valuable. Ronda Rousey showed it isn't about gender, but about how many butts you put in the seats.
     
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    acannxr Black Belt

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    This; only Women's Strawweight comes close to having the same depth as a men's division, the rest are pathetic.

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    No. of fights last year:
    WFW: 6
    WBW: 12
    WFLW: 23
    WSW: 32
     
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    TheAmericanGazelle Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    You can paid according to your economic productivity. Not wins and losses per se.

    I don't know why more people don't get this, especially in prize fighting.

    The guy in my avatar is arguably the greatest martial artist in history, but he's not especially economically productive so he's not getting paid big money.
     
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    Ethan Hawke Platinum Nation Banned

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    women shouldn't even be getting paid, they are receiving more promotion than they could ever earn themselves.
     
  16. SpongebobsPineapple

    SpongebobsPineapple The 90's Kid

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    Nunes is very marketable, look at her fights that says it all however she can also be an ambassador for the LGBT community, for Brazil also.
     
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    Lol- the gender pay isnt the problem.The pay is the problem.
     
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    cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    Womens featherweight division has only had about 3 fights.
     
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    If there is any wage gap it's because women are getting those degrees in crappy majors. A study was done of the best paying majors and worst paying majors and the percentage of males and females taking those majors. Here's what was found:

    5 Best Paying Majors
    1. Petroleum Engineering - 87% male
    2. Pharmaceutical Sciences - 52% female
    3. Math and Computer Sciences - 67% male
    4. Aerospace Engineering - 88% male
    5. Chemical Engineering - 72% male

    5 Worst Paying Majors
    1. Counseling and Psychology - 74% female
    2. Early Childhood Education - 97% female
    3. Theology and Religious Vocations - 66% male
    4. Human Services and Community Organization - 81% female
    5. Social Work - 88% female

    So really it's a matter of choice of career as to why women aren't getting paid as much.
     
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    Gambit MMA Silver Belt

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    You get paid what you can draw in. And if you’re stuck in a contract you’re stuck - you signed it.
     
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