What should ufc base pay be?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Tamriel Terror, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,857
    Likes Received:
    35,835
    Its pretty obvious that pay has been an issue forever with the UFC, and the most recent card is no exception. Karate Hottie (who had 5 million watch her fight got paid 15k/15k, probably took home half of that).

    So its pretty obvious mma fighting is an absolute trainwreck of a career path (even if you make it to the ufc: shit base pay, no job security, no 401k, had insurance, etc.)

    Personally i think if mma is ever to attract high level athletes it needs drastically increase pay to something like 20k/20k with a 5k increase each fight you win (this would be the cheapest and most basic pay scale). Also I'd like to see the rosters trimmed to exclude many of the lower level non ufc caliber fighters. (no reason to have guys that clearly aren't going to be top 25)
     
    curryjunkie and ChopToTheButt like this.
  2. Hulk Brogan

    Hulk Brogan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    2,649
    Location:
    lake
    'bout tree-fiddy
     
  3. Primitivo

    Primitivo Third World Prince

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    10,414
    Likes Received:
    16,299
    Location:
    Dominican Republic
    A Harley-Davidson.
     
  4. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22,490
    Likes Received:
    33,984
    Whatever is left over after paying Conor should be divided evenly among all fighters.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016
  5. tonil

    tonil ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Messages:
    7,158
    Likes Received:
    27,870
    Paid food should be minimum.
     
    screaminleeman likes this.
  6. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,711
    Likes Received:
    60,402
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Fighter pay isn't bad when you add in all that reebok money.
     
  7. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    9,365
    Likes Received:
    10,455
    Minimums would be good for certain situations

    Top ten
    Main event
    Co-main
    Title fight
    #1 contender
    5+ fight winning streak

    ** FINISH BONUS**


    I don't mind the up and comers getting weak pay so much, as the company is losing money (short term at least) on them and they aren't "paying their way"

    But main events and title fights or ranked fighters should be making a living wage at least.


    ** finish bonus is a no brainer to me, completely performance/incentive based and the UFC is getting highlight reel / promotional footage in return which makes it more of an investment to the company rather than a straight giveaway- encourages fighters to finish with strong motivating reward
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016
  8. kflo

    kflo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    27,715
    Likes Received:
    8,246
    karate hottie almost certainly had her reported pay based on her fight contract and additional pay bonus for this fight, that does not get reported to the ac.
     
    Neil'sMagny likes this.
  9. mooner100

    mooner100 Guest

    They should do something about it rather than just accepting getting smashed like a whore.

    They probably should get at minimum 60/60 in my opinion, but those guys won't do anything about it unless something is handed to them.
     
  10. Which Doctor

    Which Doctor The ATT Heel Stable/Faction Belt

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    16,253
    Likes Received:
    34,761
    Location:
    #mybusiness w/ Heenan, Bockwinkle, & Covington
    <TrumpWrong1>

    $2,000,000.00 a year for Mir's kangaroo steaks? A billion for Esparza's sundaes?
    <{cruzshake}>
     
    Chivas GDL, Lethal and kiley_sean like this.
  11. Tamriel Terror

    Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    10,857
    Likes Received:
    35,835
    i think main event fighters should get a minimum of 100k.
     
  12. kiley_sean

    kiley_sean It's all in the reflexes

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Location:
    Germany
    $2,500 in Reebok credit and some undiclosed locker-room pay. Listen....these fighters get paid very, very well, ya' Goofs![​IMG]
    http://data:image/jpeg;base64,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
     
  13. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    33,213
    Likes Received:
    59,301
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    I think doubling the current base would probably be what I'd shoot for. 20/20 isn't too much to ask for, and doesn't put the company out too much more. Yes, billions of dollars of blah blah, but the base pay isn't where fighters should be making more money. It's the main and co-main fighters that are drastically underpaid. The top tier guys, those ranked and the ones who have fought 20 times for the UFC. Even McGregor, the highest paid UFC fighter of all time based on what we know, is significantly underpaid based on his performance and draw power.

    I did the math though, and was surprised to find that some shows get hit hard. The Fight Night in Albany had a gate just over 400k, and it was on Fight Pass so they probably didn't have much other than the sponsorships on the cage itself as a significant revenue stream for that one event. FP subscriptions weren't about this one card so you can't account for Albany on FP reeling people in.

    Unless there are some serious numbers I don't know about, there's no way the UFC made money after having to pay for salary (assuming a lowest pay of a minimum 10/10 for all of the fighters, salary for that card was 360k + 200k for post-fight bonuses) and the arena (who knows).
     
    John Wayne's Teeth and Valhoven like this.
  14. dr. john lee

    dr. john lee Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,678
    Likes Received:
    707
    Location:
    Culver City, CA
    I don't know if this is supposed to be sarcastic or not (hard to distinguish on this board of wanna-be's)...

    But I think every fighter should be able to net over $100k/year (including whatever "Reebok money") for their fights, I think main carders should be able to net over $300k/year, and I think main eventers should be netting $1,000,000/year. Don't know how close these numbers are to actuality.
     
  15. kiley_sean

    kiley_sean It's all in the reflexes

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Location:
    Germany
    Yeah, these Goofs just don't understand. This Reebok deal was great for everyone, especially for the guys just starting out. I repeat, it's great for the fighters.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. screaminleeman

    screaminleeman Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    8,621
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Location:
    Westminster, MD
    I agree with the answer "food" poster Tonil threw out there.

    No other sport has to deal with allowing their contracted athletes to train in a facility with ZERO liability over their contracted fighters health and well being.

    FFS, in ALL mainstream sports that pay larger money, they ALL have severe clauses in the athletes contract demanding that they not take unnecessary risks or risk voiding their contract and labeled a pariah to the sport itself.

    If the UFC didn't have to worry about F-holes like Javier Mendez with a training regiment for UFC contracted fighters that consisted of whacking them in the head with a baseball bat, then and only then should MMA fighters actually make money!
     
  17. NotoriousMillions

    NotoriousMillions 27-1

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,316
    Likes Received:
    17,291
    Location:
    Hater's Heads
    You should be making at least 6 figures a year after expenses if you're in the top organization of getting your ass kicked.
     
  18. Unsurprised Diaz

    Unsurprised Diaz Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,213
    Likes Received:
    4,413
    Location:
    Wall Street, Manhattan
    From each according to his ability, to each according to his need
     
  19. soulsstealer

    soulsstealer Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    11,358
    Likes Received:
    11,174
    This is probably a joke but conors pay is far less compared to the owners cut also conor is actually worth the pay cuz ppl buy the card exclusively for him.
     
  20. Quebec Nick

    Quebec Nick Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Location:
    Some Montreal suburb
    With a 4 billions valuation, it's legit to say that UFC is getting as big as the smallest pro sport, NHL hockey, They are about to get 750 000$ a year for minimum. So if you put it as a fighter can get into maximum 5 fights a year (this is more than rare), it makes 150K a fight as a base minimum.

    Come on union do something about it.

    It'll never happen and they will always struggle to pay for their training and to get a decent life.

    GSP is right about it, fighters need to have a fair share of revenues (not profit). How can a sport business can upgrade is value by 200 times in 15 years and have only a couple of millionaire athletes.

    And I know, boxing is a shitty business also, but why compare to the shittiest sport.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.