In the past few weeks the topic of UFC fighter pay has been a huge point of discussion.
Personally, I don’t really see anything wrong with the UFC’s model or how they conduct their business. If it wasn’t for the sport’s popularity, that they built, I wouldn’t have this amazing job that I have and none of you would be reading this.
That being said, these 5 statistics are very eye-opening.
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 Did you know the worst bench warmer on the worst Women’s NBA team makes double what the average entry-level UFC fighter does?
 How about this, there was a UFC event in 2013 in which, apparently, the highest guaranteed pay on the card was $30k/$30k.
 Did you know, a fighter received only $12,000 in disclosed pay while fighting for a title and main-eventing a Pay-Per-View, this year?
 The median average wage for a top 15 fighter in the UFC is just $30,500 per year.
 Floyd Mayweather, in the 12 months between summer 2011 and summer 2012, made approximately four times more in guaranteed salary than the entire UFC roster combined. He fought twice.
 Minimum pay in WNBA is $37,950 for the year. The average new UFC fighter will fight twice per year, and make $12k-$20k in disclosed salary total. Average fighter going 1-1 will make $18k-$20k.
 According to payout information on MMA Manifesto
 Liz Carmouche vs Ronda Rousey, UFC 157
 The forest and the Trees, Bloody Elbow
 Disclosed UFC fighter Salary for 2011 was $23.6m. Mayweather’s guaranteed income from his 2 fights in 2011-2012 was $85m