Mike Kogan: Diaz’s Salary Dropped Because “I Suck As A Manager, Lol”

December 3, 2013 7:25 am by Derek Langhorn

Many were confused when the The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale salary list came out, and saw that Nate Diaz’s payout had dropped to $15,000 to show, and $15,000 to win.

The strangest part, was the man Diaz beat, Gray Maynard, made $45,000 just to show up.

Cage Potato reached out to Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan, and asked why there was such a drastic drop in Diaz’s salary since his fight against Benson Henderson, where he was contracted to make $50,000 to show and $50,000 extra if he won.

Kogan’s response? “Cause I suck as a manager lol. Thank you, Mike.”

It should be noted that the numbers that are listed on the salary reports are not always what the fighters end up walking away with. There is sponsorship revenue, bonus winnings, and backroom bonuses that frequently occur.

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