This was a response on another thread but I felt it needed its own. I haven't done the math ahead of time so this is the calculations as they happen. The NBA has a 50-50 revenue share so we will compare the UFC to see if it is better or worse. The UFC/Reebok deal is worth $70 mil over 6 yrs. If it is 50/50 then that is $35 mil. The UFC has 585 active fighters if I remember correctly. In any given year, we will say 3/4 of then fight and they average 2 or 3 fights so 2.5. 585*2.5*.75~1097 payments a year. So the average over the lifetime of the deal is $35,000,000/(1097*6)= $5317.53/fighter. UFC on Fox 16 paid $213,000 to 24 fighters which comes to $8,875/fighter. UFC 189 paid $235,000 to 22 which averages about $10,682 Finally UFC 190. $202,500 paid to 26 fighters averages $7,788. Those three events are actually very representative so ($7,788+$10,682+$8,875)/3=$9,115. We will round down and say $9,000 per fighter. This means the UFC is BETTER than the NBA with revenue sharing from sponsors. As a matter of fact, The split is HOLY SHIT 85/15 in favor of the fighters. Dana and Lorenzo weren't lying about most the money going to the fighters. I'm gonna make a thread on this.