Archive: fighter pay

Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Dana White Responds To Nate Quarry: ‘I have nothing bad to say’

Seemingly out of nowhere, former UFC middleweight and one-time title challenger Nate Quarry, came out this week and pretty much started bashing the ethics of the UFC. We heard from Lorenzo earlier today and now during his pre-UFC 170 media scrum Dana also touched on Quarry’s beef. Check it: “I like Nate Quarry. Let me...

Feb 19, 2014 11:49 am

Quarry Continues: Dana Tips Servers More Than He Pays Fighters

Until all fighters are worth millions (never going to happen) the topic of fighter pay will always be here. I mean, who’s really happy with what they make for a living? More is always better. UFC veteran, Nate Quarry, took to the Underground forum earlier this week to debate the topic and give his side...

Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Looking Beyond the Numbers of Fighter Pay

When Robert “Bubba” McDaniel accidentally tweeted how much money he made fighting last year, he inadvertently brought up what is probably the most common discussion in regards to fighter pay; the numbers. McDaniel tweeted that he made $33,200 fighting last year, which is a figure that raises some eyebrows. The median US income was $27,519.10...

Oct 12, 2013 11:28 am

UFC 164 Salary Report: Mir, Barnett Top Fighter Pay

On August 31st the UFC hit Milwaukee’s Bradley Center for ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis.’ The event, which aired live on pay-per-view, featured a main event between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis for the UFC’s lightweight title. Anthony Pettis made short work of, then champion, Benson Henderson by submitting him in the first round to...

Oct 7, 2013 11:26 am

UFC Featherweight Cole Miller Talks of Sponsorship Woes

Raking in cash as a pro fighter isn’t as easy as one would think. Look no further than UFC featherweight Cole Miller. While fighter salaries has been a hot button topic throughout 2013, Miller sheds a little light on a subject not often brought up; sponsorships. Miller has fought 14 times in the UFC and...

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Jul 22, 2013 12:13 pm

Joe Lauzon Sounds Off On Fighter Pay: ‘I Couldn’t be happier’

“We’re paid fighters, so getting in to the UFC doesn’t mean you’re gonna have this cushy job. You get paid based on how your performance goes. I’ve been very fortunate where I have had some great fights and I’ve been rewarded with some bonuses. I couldn’t be happier with the pay structure. It all comes...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 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...

Jul 10, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell Responds to Gripes About Fighter Pay

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current VP of Business Development recently responded to growing complaints about fighter pay. On SiriusXM Fight Club, Liddell talked about his own past with the UFC, explaining that monetary compensation in any sport is based on performance. “Those guys have got ot understand, this is...

Jun 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Travis Browne Bashes Fighters That Complain About Pay

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last couple of weeks we’ve seen several reports of fighters coming out and bashing the pay-scale that they receive for doing their jobs in the UFC. Among that group was Rampage Jackson, Jon Fitch, Jacob Volkmann, and most recently, Tim Kennedy. It’s not secrete that the fighters put their bodies and minds through...

Jun 26, 2013 8:01 am

TIm Kennedy | Emptying Trash Cans Pays More Than UFC

“It’s pathetic that so many fighters [have to have other job]. I’m one of the 3% of guys in the whole entire sport and it would be slim pickings to survive off what I make in fighting. It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well. Anybody who accepts...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...

Apr 15, 2013 8:53 am

Salary Report: Faber / Miller top TUF 17 Finale Payroll

Last Saturday the UFC returned to The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’. The promotion spent a disclosed $508,500 in fighter salaries with Urijah Faber and Cole Miller leading the charge and taking home the lions share of that figure. Cole Miller rounded out the Facebook.com preliminary card...

Feb 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Salary Report: Rashad Evans Tops UFC 156 Payroll | UFC NEWS

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed fighter salaries from last weekend’s UFC 156 event. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, took home the largest cut on the night even in defeat. His teammate, Alistair Overeem, came in a close second for his third round loss to “Bigfoot” Silva. The full UFC 156...

Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

Salary Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

It’s over, the Strikeforce promotion was bought, plundered and forced to shut down after a ZUFFA owned company purchased the fight promotion nearly two-years ago. The promotions last stand was put up on Showtime last Saturday and the guys who partook in the evenings festivities took home a pretty decent salary. Josh Barnett topped the...

Jan 7, 2013 5:20 am

REPORT: Ronda Rousey’s UFC Payscale Revealed | UFC NEWS

When it comes to fighter pay the public only knows what certain governing athletic bodies are required to release by law. A source within the Liz Carmouche camp has reportedly disclosed the pay-scale for his fighter and that of the first ever UFC female champion, Ronda Rousey. Here is the report via MMAInterviews: MMAinterviews was...

Nov 1, 2012 5:40 am

Report: Nike In Talks With UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos | UFC NEWS

UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, is reportedly in negotiations withe popular sports apparel company Nike. Fiveknuckles.com reported: If both sides come to an agreement, Dos Santos will become the third UFC fighter to be sponsored by popular shoe and apparel company, joining the ranks of UFC champions Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva....