There's a reason locker room bonuses aren't disclosed; they aren't real.

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  1. BigGucci

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    I've never understood people who argue "the fighters arent underpaid, they get locker room bonuses!"

    why do you think the bonuses aren't disclosed while the other pay is? because they don't exist or because they're so shamefully small they may as well not exist.
     
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    Or because some fighters get paid enough on that alone that this helps them launder money?
     
  4. BigGucci

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    Yeah.. the UFC doesn't disclose the bonuses because it helps the fighters cheat on their taxes... lol
     
  5. Hans Gercmiov

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    They probably break Jones off with a couple zones of soft.
     
  6. Mattitude V1

    Mattitude V1 WAR CONDIT

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    Fighters have come on here and talked about how considerable their bonuses were. So that's just not true.
     
  7. BrazilianDude

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    I remember an interview given by Maldonado to a brazilian MMA website, back when he had only four fights in the ufc. He said he had never been paid only the contractual amount and one time he got something like four times the amount. Of course there might be otn bonuses in this, but when they like the fight they seem to pay a little extra.
     
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    The problem with "locker room bonuses" is that some fighters get them, and most don't. They are completely discretionary. Of course fighters who got them won't complain about pay. So, while these bonuses may exist, they don't really address any grievances about fighter pay. If the UFC wants to silence critics, they should disclose all pay like legitimate companies do. It's kind of silly to assume that some foul-mouthed prick who touts his "backroom" dealings is being honest.
     
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  11. ZuffaExecutive

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    They do exist there just not handed out as much as people like to claim.Fitch got 300k for his gsp fight.I imagine gus got 1 for his fight with jones and chael would of gotten one for his Anderson fight.

    The reason the ufc likes to promote em and keep ppv pay etc shrouded in secret is it damages a fighters ability to negotiate when he doesn't know what everyone else is earning
     
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    Wow...6 examples out of hundreds and hundreds of fighters over many years. Quite the sample size.
     
  14. FC PRIDE

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    Exactly what I would have put if knew where this info was or how to quote multiple times lol.

    But honestly there are reasons you guys can have a pop at UFC and it's brass but this is a weak one. Time to find another drum to beat TS.
     
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    I could post 600 and it wouldn't make a difference. You're going to believe what you want to believe.
     
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    The Clinch Middle-Earth with Glee-Glop and the Floopty-Doos. Platinum Member

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    Another case closed by a Sherdogger.
     
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    I'll repeat this for you as well, in the spirit of proper sampling: he gave 6 examples, now you go add up the amount of fighters the UFC has had over how many years its employed the backroom bonus practise. Compare those numbers...6 is not a proper sample size to warrant anything other then propping up his opinion.

    In fact even if it was 30 it would still be a substandard sample size.
     
  18. johnholmberg

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    I know a guy who was payed a locker room bonus.
    He took on a very high profile opponent, on about three weeks notice.

    He actually missed weight, too.
    He was still given an extra $20k higher than his show purse because NO one wanted to fight his opponent and he stepped up.
    This was in 2006, when the sport was blossoming and they needed a tough,credible opponent, otherwise the UFC would have lost an important fight.
     
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    I believe this. The bonuses are cash in an envelope, likely straight from Dana's own take-home pay, which is a ridiculous amount. It is also hard for the IRS to monitor how much cash Dana has because of his gambling habits.
     
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    If fighters such as Sean McCorkle and George Roop get bonuses every single time Id like to think most others would as well
     

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