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AllTimeGreat
11-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Like top fighters on UFC ppv cards. E.g silva and Liddell.

Tsentralnaya
11-05-2009, 04:03 PM
My impression was not a lot. Some of the nobodies just get a couple grand, I thought the higher ups only got up in the 50gs-plus or some shit.

AllTimeGreat
11-05-2009, 04:11 PM
My impression was not a lot. Some of the nobodies just get a couple grand, I thought the higher ups only got up in the 50gs-plus or some shit.

That's bad it's set up like mcdonalds. Considering the crowds they get to. Thanks for quick reply tsen.

Sweet Pea
11-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Not a whole lot. I think Lesnar earned $400,000 vs. Frank Mir at the biggest UFC PPV of all time (UFC 100) so no, not a whole lot.

scotsirishwithswagga
11-07-2009, 10:11 AM
Yeah the big guys will get a couple of hundered k for the fight and the a percentage of PPV buys.

I know it aint UFC but Fedor Emilianenko(the marciano of MMA) is rumoured to have pocketed 3,000,000 by the time he got paid and his PPV percentage, so i do think there is money in the game.

It's a different system though, in boxing the fighters are the main draw in MMA it's more the promotion thats the draw i.e. a one off lesner fight for the 3 rounds wouldn't pull as many buys as a UFC card on the same night!

imported_Ningy
01-09-2010, 02:53 AM
UFC 94 Fighter Payouts (http://www.mmahq.com/2009/02/01/ufc-94-fighter-payouts/)


http://www.mmahq.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/money.jpgHere are the official fight salaries from UFC 94: St. Pierre vs Penn 2 as released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.


Georges St. Pierre – $400,000
BJ Penn – $125,000
Lyoto Machida – $120,000
Karo Parisyan – $80,000
Jon Fitch – $68,000
Clay Guida – $40,000
Thiago Silva – $29,000
Akihiro Gono – $28,000
Thiago Tavares – $26,000
Dong Hyun Kim – $26,000
Stephan Bonnar – $22,000
Nate Diaz – $20,000
Dan Cramer – $16,000
Chris Wilson – $15,000
Jon Jones – $14,000
Manvel Gamburyan – $14,000
Matt Arroyo – $8,000
John Howard – $6,000

The total disclosed fighter payroll was $1,057,000. The NSAC also reported an attendance of 14,885 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a live gate of $4.3 million.
The UFC also awarded $65,000 for superlative bonuses to the following fighters: Lyoto Machida won Knockout of the Night honors, while John Howard, Chris Wilson, Clay Guida, and Nathan Diaz all won Fight of the Night honors.

axrw
01-11-2010, 03:41 PM
Unfortunately the way the UFC is run we're not ever going to know for sure. The top drawing guys usually will get somwhere in 200-500k in disclosed money, but that doesn't include PPV percentages which some of them get, and it doesn't include sponsorships.

On top of that, the UFC has been known to give out bonuses (other than fight of the night, etc) in the back, which isn't reported either. Supposedly after his fight with Lyoto Machida, Shogun's salary was doubled more or less on a whim. Which is obviously not something you can count on, but it does somewhat illustrate the way the UFC runs its business. Everything that can be kept quiet they generally do, it allows them greater control.

It's definitely not come close to the top boxing paydays, and the UFC is sure to fight that tooth and nail.

Out of curiosity, I'm somewhat new, but in boxing is it common to get win bonuses? Or is the big check the show money? It's common in the UFC for the win bonus to be 100 percent of the show money.

Sweet Pea
01-11-2010, 03:46 PM
I believe Zuffa are a private company and are therefore not obliged to post any financial details publically, right?

Schaefer already exposed their numbers IMO.

axrw
01-11-2010, 03:53 PM
I believe Zuffa are a private company and are therefore not obliged to post any financial details publically, right?

Schaefer already exposed their numbers IMO.

Yep, they don't have to.

Sweet Pea
01-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Yep, they don't have to.

What's your opinion on what Richard Schaefer said about UFC's numbers being really over inflated?

axrw
01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
You know, I wouldn't be surprised. I can't say that I'm educated on the whole PPV business side of things, but there seems to be an idea the baseline for UFC is 300k-350k buys just on name alone. I'm really not so sure right now, they put out a lot of PPVs and all of them aren't UFC 100 or 92, you know? I think there are more and ups and downs.

I don't think the UFC is a bullet proof PPV machine, they don't have nearly as many top PPV drawing fighters as they like to say. Anderson Silva, maybe the best MMA fighter in world, isn't a real PPV draw by himself. MMA in general doesn't have a lot of them. MMA draws based on the whole card, and they've been watering that down a bit (injuries haven't help lately).

They may be approaching the point of saturation where the current market for MMA can't support all the MMA they are putting out. Another Zuffa promotion, the WEC, has been talking about PPV the past year or year and a half. Strikeforce has said their endgame is probably making it to PPV. As a fan that is orgasmic, but I guarantee I can't afford to buy it all. :|

Sweet Pea
01-11-2010, 04:51 PM
You know, I wouldn't be surprised. I can't say that I'm educated on the whole PPV business side of things, but there seems to be an idea the baseline for UFC is 300k-350k buys just on name alone. I'm really not so sure right now, they put out a lot of PPVs and all of them aren't UFC 100 or 92, you know? I think there are more and ups and downs.

I don't think the UFC is a bullet proof PPV machine, they don't have nearly as many top PPV drawing fighters as they like to say. Anderson Silva, maybe the best MMA fighter in world, isn't a real PPV draw by himself. MMA in general doesn't have a lot of them. MMA draws based on the whole card, and they've been watering that down a bit (injuries haven't help lately).

They may be approaching the point of saturation where the current market for MMA can't support all the MMA they are putting out. Another Zuffa promotion, the WEC, has been talking about PPV the past year or year and a half. Strikeforce has said their endgame is probably making it to PPV. As a fan that is orgasmic, but I guarantee I can't afford to buy it all. :|

Awesome post man. I can't say I'm clued up on MMA in general, so it's great to have somebody around who knows so much about the sport itself.

imported_Ningy
01-28-2010, 10:17 PM
The payouts are always different... Depending on the fighter, and PPV Sales. Here are a few different UFC Payouts.


UFC 106
Forrest Griffin, $250,000 ($150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz, $250,000
Josk Koscheck, $106,000 ($53,000 win) def. Anthony Johnson, $17,000
Paulo Thiago, $16,000 ($8,000 win) def. Jacob Volkmann, $6,000
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, $100,000 ($30,000 win) def. Luiz Cane, $19,000
Amir Sadollah, $30,000 ($15,000 win) def. Phil Baroni, $25,000
Ben Saunders, $20,000 ($10,000 win) def. Marcus Davis, $27,000
Kendall Grove, $44,000 ($22,000 win) def. Jake Rosholt, $15,000
Brian Foster, $12,000 ($6,000 win) def. Brock Larson, $26,000
Caol Uno, $20,000 drew Fabricio Camoes, $10,000
George Sotiropoulos, $20,000 ($10,000 win) def. Jason Dent, $8,000

UFC 104 Payouts

Lyoto Machida (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Lyoto-Machida-7513) -- $200,000 (No Win Bonus)
def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Mauricio-Rua-5707) -- $155,000

Cain Velasquez (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Cain-Velasquez-19102) -- $70,000 (including $35,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Rothwell (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ben-Rothwell-2262) -- $50,000

Gleison Tibau (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Gleison-Tibau-5993) -- $38,000 (including $19,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Josh-Neer-9179) -- $14,000

Joe Stevenson (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Joe-Stevenson-24193) -- $94,000 (including $47,000 win bonus
def. Spencer Fisher (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Spencer-Fisher-5118) -- $26,000

Anthony Johnson (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Anthony-Johnson-52654) -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus)
def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Yoshiyuki-Yoshida-12073) -- $12,000

Patrick Barry (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Patrick-Barry-33342) -- $134,000 (including $7,000 win bonus, $60,000 FOTN bonus, $60,000 knockout bonus)
def. Antoni Hardonk (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Antoni-Hardonk-1518) -- $76,000 (including $60,000 FOTN bonus)

Chael Sonnen (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Chael-Sonnen-4112) -- $54,000 (including $27,000 win bonus)
def. Yushin Okami (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Yushin-Okami-5569) -- $18,000

Jorge Rivera (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Jorge-Rivera-2712) -- $36,000 (including $18,000 win bonus)
def. Rob Kimmons (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Rob-Kimmons-9863) -- $9,000

Ryan Bader (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ryan-Bader-22858) -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus)
def. Eric Schafer (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Eric-Schafer-13275) -- $13,000

Kyle Kingsbury (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Kyle-Kingsbury-16558) -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def. Razak Al-Hassan (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Razak-Al-Hassan-23326) -- $3,000

Stefan Struve (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Stefan-Struve-15063) -- $74,000 (including $7,000 win bonus, $60,000 submission bonus)
def. Chase Gormley (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Chase-Gormley-22247) -- $ 10,000

jmc617
04-01-2010, 03:55 AM
Would love to see the payouts for the fighters on boxing cards. This is a very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to put this up.

gran
08-06-2010, 07:13 PM
these salaries are pretty good considering they only fight a couple of rounds wit the majority of the action coming with about 30 seconds left in the fight,most of the fight is the fighters jostling around trying to get the other in a full nelson,,i think that the fghts are not as entertaining as boxing or wrestling:)

Layton
08-06-2010, 07:16 PM
If you look up UFC on wikipedia they show you the disclosed figures for the each fighter. It isnt a great deal. Affliction were the top payers but they didnt last long.

Max
08-07-2010, 10:28 AM
It'll only take a superstar big ego like Mayweather, or a promoter like King to entice a few UFC superstars away from the organisation by promising significantly more money before the UFC and MMA as a sport becomes entangled in the web of sanctioning bodies, multiple champions and bouts between fighters from different organisations that boxing is in.

Layton
08-22-2010, 11:41 PM
It'll only take a superstar big ego like Mayweather, or a promoter like King to entice a few UFC superstars away from the organisation by promising significantly more money before the UFC and MMA as a sport becomes entangled in the web of sanctioning bodies, multiple champions and bouts between fighters from different organisations that boxing is in.


It was starting to go like that till pride fc ceased