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Must be nice to be Marlon Moraes! WSOF champion's pay compared to UFC

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  1. Rebel_LioN Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    So last Saturday, there was UFC 190, but there was also World Series of Fighting.

    Bantamweight champion
    Marlon Moraes earned 70k to show, 70k to win his 8th consecutive career bout for the organization. We can all agree, it is much easier to win in WSOF against the likes of [should I even name the guys there?].

    Rory MacDonald, a 12 fight UFC veteran fighting for the belt only earned 59k salary and lost a few years of his life in the process but hey at least he got himself some fresh new Reebcock apparel.

    Hell, even Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw made a measly $52,000 to show, $52,000 win to fight killers like Barao.
     
  2. JGood456 Orange Belt

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    If any of his fighters go to the UFC, Ali won't lose them, he probably will lose out on off the top money cause he won't be negotiating with himself.

    I just saw Ali in the octagon recently, matter of fact
     
  3. Drake Guest

    Huge if true.
     
  4. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Cool. One guy on the payroll did well. Now how about you post the salaries of the rest of the guys on the card?

    Lolololol 8 guys on a $1000/$1000 contract. Fighter pay fighter pay fighter pay!
     
  5. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    They're paying top dollar to hold on to one of their biggest assets... Simple business strategy, but it's keeping them well in the game, and they keep putting on bigger shoes with bigger names because of it.

    It's doesn't translate so well lower down the card though!
     
  6. vkram Brown Belt

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    yeah but does Moraes look professional and wear sick a Reebok kit? Hell no! He has to whore himself out to random sponsors whereas in the UFC he could be wearing stylish uniform and get guaranteed money.
     
  7. Yeah but they each got a million from sponsors
     
  8. jimmyzud0 Green Belt

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    That's not enough, specially if you're a champion. Just imagine that he's probably going to pay some taxes, there's the purse of his Gym/Coaches, he probably has someone taking care of his nutrition plus the expense of eating/suplementing like an athlete should, someone encharged of his S&C, some type of physiotherapist or masseuse and all the debts until his next fight, which may very be next year. So, I don't know how much he's really making.
     
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    Are those guys top fighters? Do they train as hard as TJ does?
     
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  11. damson Banned Banned

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    what about mendes who got 500k just to show. and who knows what his ppv cut looks like.
     
  12. Drake Guest

    :eek:

    Huge
     
  13. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Maybe. Who are you to say they don't?

    Moraes, the champion, made a whopping 140 times more on Saturday than 8 of his fellow fighters on the same card did. Yet when a UFC champ makes hundreds of thousands of dollars and another guy only makes $10k, guys like you whine like crazy about how unfair it is. Welcome to the real word: the guy at the top makes more than the guy at the bottom. Moraes is the champion, so he makes decent money. The guys at the bottom of the totem pole don't make shit. TJ made many times more than what the guys on the prelims of his card did; he's doing well given his stature.
     
  14. ithinktheymad Red Belt

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    1000 show win? Jordan gif.
     
  15. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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  16. MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Moraes' manager is the MATCHMAKER for the WSOF. It's an incredibly shady and problematic conflict of interest. Essentially he's negotiating with himself on the amount for his fighter and taking what is likely a higher percentage than he should.

    He's essentially embezzling.
     
  17. ithinktheymad Red Belt

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    Shady shit.
     
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    Jordan wouldn't even make the effort to laugh for 1k.
     
  19. Mikedh Silver Belt

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    Adam Cella is a UFC vet and made $800 to show at a wsof show. The grass is greener indeed.
     
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    Considering that he probably makes solid sponsor money, he's doing well. Good for him.
     
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    I don't think anyone is mad at the fighter about it. I think they're concerned how that's possible.... and rightfully so.
     

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