UFC fighter pay can't be compared to other sports

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  1. superpunch

    superpunch Silver Belt

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    A baseball player has the opportunity to play in up to 182 games in a year. A baseball game is 2-3 hours long. A UFC fighter has the opportunity to play 1-3 fights in a year. A fight is up to 15-25 minutes long.

    Baseball gets high ratings. UFC gets lower ratings than Cops reruns.

    A baseball player can generate up to 32,760 minutes of TV revenue in a year. A UFC fighter can generate up to 75 minutes of TV revenue in a year.

    This is one big reason that UFC fighter pay can't be compared to athletes in other sports. There are many others. Bottom line, UFC fighters are always going to make less than athletes in other sports except for the guys at the very top of revenue generating ability.
     
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  2. Coolkid666

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    Did you think that up all on your own?

    way to go, you did it
     
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  3. Son Ov Timett

    Son Ov Timett White Belt

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    But ye can make a correlation to the pay of a professional boxer.
     
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  4. louiscyphere

    louiscyphere Green Belt

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    But you just did compare them
     
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  5. killer spider

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    agree . but i have to say baseball is one of the most boring sports on planet earth
     
  6. superpunch

    superpunch Silver Belt

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    Outside of the top few guys, UFC fighters make more than boxers. The guys fighting on UFC prelims and rank 5-15 fighters make more money than their counterparts in boxing.
     
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  7. ftpngo

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    Which is why the conversation generally centres around what % of revenue is paid to the athletes as a whole. Ufc fighters get a smaller slice if the pie than most any other pro athletes
     
  8. MEAN357

    MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    They should just take their reebok foodstamps and be grateful right?

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  9. DivineMind

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    UFC definitely built up the sport, but it thinks there is something special about the UFC name over and above the fights and fighters.

    I disagree. If a competitor does it right, they can steal the UFC's lunch.
     
  10. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Well if they want the caliber of fighters that requires fighting to be their only career and requires full time training i dont really see the difference. You just can't perform as often.
     
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  11. undisputedgoat

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    Is there any other sport that MMA can be fairly compare to?

    I mean how much damage really people competing in other sports take?
     
  12. Lemmy Caution

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    You really want to go there?

    Major league baseball players are guaranteed $34,000 a year for life after being on the roster for 43 days. They don't even have to have played.

    Arguably, Major League Baseball (“MLB”) offers one of the best pension and healthcare programs in all of sports. Players vest in their pensions after 43 days on the active roster and just one day qualifies a player for lifetime healthcare. Playing isn’t even a requirement, benchwarmers may qualify for benefits as well. After 43 days, players qualify for the minimum benefit of $34,000 per year and those with 10 years of service receive a pension of approximately $100,000 annually. In 2010, the MLB Players’ Pension Plan reported assets of over $1.3 billion for approximately 8,200 participants.

    However, these generous benefits have not always been available. While baseball players first obtained a pension in 1947, some claim the plan was very poor. Pension plan vesting and lifetime healthcare required four years of service. Over the years the MLB Players’ Association negotiated higher benefits and won more concessions in the ’72 and ’81 strikes, including the reduced 43 day pension vesting requirement. But there are 850 former players who retired between 1947 and 1980 with less than four years of service still without pensions or healthcare benefits. In 2002, three of these former players filed a class action lawsuit against MLB demanding pension benefits, but the suit was dismissed.

    According to The New York Times, MLB and the Players’ Association recently agreed to provide payments to these former players. Payments may be up to $10,000 annually and will be based on their length of service. While MLB and the Players’ Association have no legal obligation to pay any additional benefits, they agreed to pay these benefits for the next two years and discuss future payments in collective bargaining. According to Bud Selig, “It’s just the right thing to do.”

    https://benefitsbclp.com/major-league-baseball-pension-and-healthcare-benefits/
     
  13. khabib time

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    Ruiz just got 9 million for the rematch with Joshua. Stipe is a part-time firefighter. I could go on forever.
     
  14. ConorFacts

    ConorFacts Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    bro there are no name midget boxers you have never heard of and they make at least 1 million dollar per fight.

    amateurs with sponsors and they have never to work again.

    please dont compare the undercard fighters, because the undercards are full of prospects etc. and ufc undercard fighters are already "championship level".

    UFC is the premium league, but most UFC fighters still have a full time job.
     
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  15. rear naked ankle pick

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    they better be happy they getting paid at all

    they could've been fighting just for their lives
     
  16. amok attitude

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    The ranked guys in boxing can make way more than UFC guys.
    My boy Carlos Takam fought Joshua and made 1 million $ (give or take).
     
  17. frandie2b

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    We Europeans still don't understand a single thing about it
     
  18. Lowercase p

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    Dana, is that you?

    Boxing would be the more accurate comparison.
     
  19. Winter-John

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    I wonder if any of the lower ranked UFC fighters are on welfare, or forced to work menial jobs. It'd be interesting to see what those on the bottom rung are earning
     
  20. Mike

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    Baseball players don't make that much because they play a lot of games. It's because of collective bargaining.
     
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