Jessica Andrade sells own UFC gear to make ends meet, but happy with UFC pay

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  1. Verace Gold Belt

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    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/8/...lls-own-ufc-gear-make-ends-meet-happy-ufc-pay

    ”I’m going to my 14th fight in the UFC and it’s really difficult to get sponsors, to get people who want to help you financially,” Andrade said. “Sometimes we have to sell UFC clothes, backpack, gloves, stuff like that, to make some extra money to finish a camp. It’s quite difficult, but we go on.”

    ”I think it would be great if we had a bigger incentive from the government and the city in sports,” she continued. “Not only in fighting, but it lacks a lot for all sports. It would be great if we had this support from people, from businessman, to say ‘we will help.’ Even if it’s only with 500 reais ($120 dolars), because 500 reais makes a huge difference by the end of the month [laughs].”

    I have nothing to complain with the UFC because I get paid really well in the UFC,” Andrade said. “I think you’re paid according to your work, and I think that’s really cool. That’s why I want to be fighting all the time, to show that I’m the best, that I’m evolving, because the more you show, the more you get paid.”

    ”We have to go through difficulties to grow,” she continued. “Even though the UFC is millionaire, trillionaire, we have to live our reality. Unfortunately, the UFC makes all that, we don’t. But I’m happy with my job, happy with my salary. I never imagined I would be making as much as I make. My master usually says in training, ‘Jessica made a million reais ($241,765) last year. I look at him and say ‘you liar, I didn’t make that much, it was a bit less’ [laughs], but it’s about knowing how to invest. When I learn to invest in something that brings a result, everything will be alright and I won’t go through many difficulties.”

    ”When I got in the UFC, we would always get a little extra pay-per-view bonus and everything else,” Andrade said. “We won’t make that much anymore because of Reebok. But we would always get an extra percentage of the card. So if it was a good card, every athlete would get a small percentage of the pay-per-view, a percentage of the video game. We don’t get that today anymore.

    So many questions....

    1- How can you have to sell gear and say you are happy with how much you make?
    2-If she made a million last year, how does she need to sell gear to make ends meet?
    3-What the hell is this about every fighter making a % of cards, and even worst, the video game? Who told her that? Go tell that to mighty mouse... lol

    I think this girl might have CTE already.
     
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  2. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    but she lives in brazil...... if she is paid really well why does she need additional help over there
     
  3. OnCinemaFan Banned Banned

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    Huge if true.
     
  4. Fraz Incinerate

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    Yeah this is true, i bought some of her toenail clippings last year.
     
  5. Fuzzybabyducks Duck that’s into ketchup. Duckhim/duckhe/duckdude

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    when fighters start making to much they slack off and pull out of fights... only a few (conor, ronda) make/made a lot and show up when they are suppose to. They should need to have to fight 2-3 times a year.

    if she made 241,000 in a year and has to still sell stuff she A- is paid to much and B- is bad with money
     
  6. Cindynice420 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Why is that sooo long:sniper:
     
  7. Britbug Banned Banned

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    She's too big a name in women's MMA and has too many great proformances to be having these kinds of problems.

    This is the top mixed martial arts organization in the world and they're being paid peanuts even Established fighters.

    The UFC better start acting like they value their fighters or Bellator will be the next big thing.
     
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    Bellabore spent a million dollars to coin the phrase “get the strap”
     
  9. tithas Brown Belt

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    She made over around 100k each fight. I would argue that is way more than she brings in to the UFC. if anything she might be overpaid.
     
  10. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    She's basically sending two different messages here.
     
  11. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    Jessica better not let the Sherdog WME shills hear this
     
  12. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    She sounds confused. Or a socialist, what with thinking the government should do more for sports
     
  13. Britbug Banned Banned

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    Ok then tell me, how do you calculate she's being overpaid? What percentage of what makes you believe that and I can look up her fight purses easily and they will probably indicate otherwise
     
  14. tithas Brown Belt

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    It is difficult if you have the personality of a potato and live in a third world country where no one has disposable income.
     
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    Because if you read it, she says it gets a bit tight towards the end of camp, thats when things get dicey financially.



    Basically, shes getting paid well for fighting, and shes happy with how much shes getting, but, like most people, when it gets towards the end of the previous pay packet, you have to tighten the purse strings

    For a fighter though, the "end of the previous pay packet" comes directly before a fight, while they are in camp.



    The story there is she needs to budget a bit better.. but its hard to budget when you dont know if your next fight is in 3 months or 6 months..
     
  16. tithas Brown Belt

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    If she is not selling 200k in tickets or 200k in advertising, then she does not deserve 100k. In all businesses in the world your worth is directly proportional to how much money you make your employer or a equivalent metric for non-value added roles. I have never seen any metric or stat showing she has any relevance to any buys, advertising or tickets.
     
  17. psg15 Orange Belt

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    I looked up her pay from her previous fights.

    I think this is a case of her making a ton of money in 2017 and getting used to living a certain life style then only fighting once in 2018 and putting her in a bad spot.

    2018
    $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
    2017
    $116,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)
    $130,000 ($100,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)
    $107,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
    2016
    $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
    $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus
     
  18. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    This is where sponsors and social media presence come in.
     
  19. snackgod Gold Belt

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    maybe she talking about ppv points some fighters get who are in main event or who are fighting in title fights.

    it a proven fact that almost all the mma fighters have a full time real job. I know it been well shown that stpic is a fire fighter. marion reneau is a teacher. ect ect. many fighters get paid to each classes at there gyms as well. like how dc teaches the youth wrestling classes at aka. kevin ross is the strikeing coach at csa
     
  20. Verace Gold Belt

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    @dimspace sorry man, missread your post the first time.

    thats true, but whoever wrote that piece presented it in an incredible convoluted way and pushed the narrative in a different direction

    *Edited

    She said a piece of the video game too... not only % of cards. Sounds like she is tripping really. Who ever made a % of the video game? It actually was a huge deal the fighters had to sign their likeness for it when it happened and all...
     
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