Archive: ufc 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...

Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am

Joe Lauzon Averages $12-$25k In Sponsorship Money Per Fight

  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...

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...

Jul 24, 2013 1:30 pm

5 Shocking Facts About The UFC Pay Scale

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...

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 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...

Jun 13, 2013 2:14 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppehaver Says Fighters are “Getting Scraps” for Pay | Late Night CageSide Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and...

May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC Has Made 70 Millionaires

“We’ve created, literally, nearly 70 millionaires since we took this thing over, and some of them multimillionaires.” That is what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta claims the promotion has accomplished in the combat sports world since UFC parent company Zuffa LLC acquired the show over a decade ago at the turn of the millennia. Both Lorenza Fertitta...

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...