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Wednesday, 07/17/2013, 11:15 am

Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay

In the past several weeks the topic of fighter compensation really heated up. So much so that the UFC boss threatened to get rid of their bonus structure in order to offset expenses and pay the lower tiered fighters more money.

That’s apparently not going to happen.

“At the last press conference, I talked to the press I told them we’re not doing away with the fight of the night bonuses,” White said during yesterday’s media call. “After I said that, I got a lot of feedback from the fighters. The fighters want the finish bonuses. They want the finish bonuses and they want the discretionary bonuses to stay the same, so, that’s that.”


4 Responses to “Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay”

  1. The natural says:

    Ur a douche bag for even thinking like that even ur top tier fighters are underpaid. Take it out of the millions of dollars u profited off them u no he really just does get it

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      If it wasn’t for the UFC, these fighters would be making 500 bucks at some dump in Stockton!!! How much do you think it costs to put on a show of the UFC’s caliber??? You just don’t get business do you? Wise Up, these fighters get WAY overpaid for what they do.

  2. D says:

    Everyone looks at the boxing salaries of the top boxers and thinks MMA organizations should be paying out like this. It’s not feasible in their current state. As the sport continues to grow in popularity and gains more exposure the salaries will begin to rise.

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