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  1. Eckhart Tolle

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    the 4 fight bonuses that are handed out each fight card for best fight and 2 best performances that total 200k (50k x4). As far as I know, the UFC just started doing it on their own many years ago and they deserve full credit since they obviously don't have to do it, or could have "only" given a 10k or 25k bonus, but chose to give out 50k, which seems generous, yet somehow this never gets mentioned.
     
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    Fuck off Joe Rogan.
     
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    Its chump change on a good PPV card.
     
  4. Mga223

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    It gets mentioned a lot since fighters beg for it after a fight.
     
  5. AyDeeDee

    AyDeeDee Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    How much are you getting paid to shill for the UFC?

    If the UFC paid enough fighters wouldn't have to fight for bonuses which are just crumbs compared to what athletes in other sports get.
     
  6. Eckhart Tolle

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    They still don't HAVE to do it...
     
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    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    oh yes, very generous.

    the UFC routinely covers fighter pay with live gate alone. forget advertisers, PPV money, TV deals. the fucking tickets alone cover the fighter payroll.
     
  8. My2Cents

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    The biggest thing people don't realize is how it has actually increased quite a bit from back when the UFC was running at a loss in the pre tuf days
     
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    they shouldn't even have those "bonuses" because there's no tangible qualifications to being able to gain it. it's just given out to the most popular fighter most of the time.

    what they SHOULD be doing is giving finish bonuses. there will be a lot less point fighters if they knew that they'd get a guaranteed 50k for finishing someone.
     
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    Lol so 4 out of 13 fighters get a bonus so therefore we should keep quiet about fighter pay....
     
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    Finish bonuses would be perfect
     
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    excellent post Imo
     
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    Real sports pay about 50% of earnings to their athletes.

    How's the UFC getting on.
     
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    2 best finish and 2 for fotn would be great..
     
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    Well... that’s life, I would be fuckin happy with a 50k bonus...
     
  17. Bob Sapp

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    Some not so well known fighters made more than the 50k bonus in sponsors alone. Their sponsor money was even more than the pay from UFC. Which was a good thing for fighters .
     
  18. Bob Sapp

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    Yeah its pretty fucked up in UFC backwards ass system.
     
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    How much are you getting paid for shilling?
     
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    They do that so fighters will fight rockem sockem Diego Sanchez style. It's their way of controlling fighters. It's pathetic when fighters (grown men) are begging Dana for a bonus. It should be illegal. It's the reason there are no Pernell Whittakers in this sport.
     
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