UFC 227 Fighter Pay compared to Gross Income

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  1. SHOKASE Orange Belt

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    PPV 300,000 buys at $65 = $19,500,000
    Gate = $2,850,000
    Total = $22,350,000

    Total fighter pay including bonuses $2,150,000

    So not even 10% was paid to fighters. What a joke!!!
     
  2. YouKnowWhat? Blue Belt

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    de la hoya bless
     
  3. Danespina Gold Belt

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    Doesn't UFC only get half the PPV money (split w. distributor)?

    Plus you need to include all the expenses like renting out the building, promotion, staff etc.
     
  4. Pakman Steel Belt

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    They split the costs of ppv with distributors, so its really like 12mm vs 2mm.

    Then you have to factor in expenses such as marketing, the venue etc.

    They're still making the lions share but its not as big as you make it sound.
     
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  6. It-is-what-it-is Purple Belt

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    Bro that's just the disclosed purses released by the commission, their getting ppv points and there's under the table bonuses sometimes. Also the ufc needs to pay for the arena and the ppv providers also take a cut. You're being very simple minded if you think the ufc pockets 90% of the money
     
  7. SHOKASE Orange Belt

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    YES, but I also didn't include all the other revenue that they get like TV deal, reebok, etc so it all balances it out.
     
  8. YellowBanenoo Banned Banned

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    Balance out how? Can we see the calculation?
     
  9. Fraz WATP

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    Holy shit thats like 930% profit for WME
     
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  12. notori0us1 Banned Banned

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    Not every PPV buy is priced at $65 as in some countries it is much lower.
     
  13. It-is-what-it-is Purple Belt

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    Does it? the simple fact is we don't know the numbers, be it how much the ufc is really making or how much they're really paying the fighters. Also remember the ufc don't only employ fighters, they have refs, security , accountants ,lawyers, advertising teams, camera people , planners, and a ton of others that also need to be paid
     
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    You seem to ignore other factors such as the PPV distributors, event teams such as production staff and also splitting with the arena Staples Centre.
     
  15. ortizgnp Juice Belt

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    Excellent calculations.
     
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    What is this, the money channel?!
     
  18. EXOICHO Brown Belt

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    why the fuck would you compare fighter pay to gross income?

    Do you have any idea how much they have to pay for employees, venues, arenas, how much they split with their media providers, etc?
     
  19. acannxr Black Belt

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    There's so much wrong with this post...

    1) $65 is the price for HD, and an extremely small percentage of people purchase HD; average price is probably around $56 (based on precedent).
    2) The cable company receives 50% of the PPV revenue.
    3) The live gate is split between the venue and the promoter, the UFC doesn't receive all of it; based on how ticket revenue is split for musicians, it wouldn't be illogical to assume the breakdown to be similar (74% for the UFC):
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    4) The disclosed purses via athletic commissions doesn't include PPV points.

    PPV: (300,000 * $56) - Cable Company (50%) = $8,400,000 (UFC)
    Live Gate: $2,850,000 - Venue (26%) = $2,109,000 (UFC)
    UFC Profit: $10,509,000 (PPV & Gate) + TV Deals + Sponsors - Promotion - Staff - Fighter Pay

    If we make the assumption that the TV Deals and Sponsors, cancel out the Promotion and Staff expenses, then Fighter Pay would be over 20% (and I say "over" due to undisclosed PPV points) for this particular event. I doubt the overall average hits the 20% mark.
     
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  20. Dave Poodle Brown Belt

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    No. Financial programs seem to have some clue what they're talking about.
     

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