Top UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has made a name for himself for having exciting, ‘Fight of the Night’ worthy, performances inside the Octagon.
The top bonus winner has shared many main card slots with the sport’s top stars and champions.
When it comes to gauging the success of a UFC fighter, one could only hope to reach the level of a Joe Lauzon.
It’s because of this that anyone interested in getting factual data on fighter sponsors should look no further.
Lauzon recently broke down his compensation plan while visiting the guys over at MMAJunkie.
“I feel the UFC sponsorship program is really good, because it limits all these random t-shirt companies, but it definitely hurts sponsors on the other end, though, too,. It’s good and bad.”
“Before, it could be anyone that wanted to pay you, you could wear their shirt,” he said. “Whereas now it’s, ‘Here are the approved people.’ So you’ve got to pick from them, and you’ve got to find the best deal from these very limited people. It’s a little tougher than it used to be. It used to be the wild, wild west from sponsors.”
Lauzon said the most he ever made in sponsorship money was $30,000, which he secured for a headlining fight with Kenny Florian in April 2008. He said he now averages between $12,000 and $25,000 per fight.
“But that’s a big difference,” Lauzon added.