Fighters are taking to Twitter to speak their minds about the specifics of the UFC/Reebok sponsorship deal. The payout for the fighters was restructured last week and details were released today about the pay-grade for different tier fighters.
Fighters who have between one and five fights within the octagon will make only $2,500 per fight under the new system.
Fighters with six to ten UFC bouts will make $5,000 while fighters with eleven to fifteen will make $10,000.
Veterans with 16 to 20 fights will earn $15,000 and those with twenty-one and higher will get $20,000 per bout. Champions and challengers are on a different pay structure. If you are challenging for the title, you will earn $30,000 and the champion will earn $40,000.
Check out the reactions below!
I've made six figures in sponsorship in each of my last 6 fights 😕 https://t.co/gotToaSDJh
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 6, 2015
— Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) May 6, 2015
— Cody Gibson (@TheRenegade559) May 6, 2015
Wow 2500$ for my next fight for reebok sponsorship. ….i mad twice that off 1 sponsor my last fight!!!! Sucks!
— Roger Narvaez (@Silverback316) May 6, 2015
— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) May 6, 2015
— John Maguire (@MaguireTheOne) May 6, 2015
For me, I barely got any sponsorship money, but Im ok w/not whoring myself out to 6-7 companies to look NASCAR. New system= half my earnings
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 6, 2015
Definitely need to get more fights booked…according to what counts, I'm only at 6 since 2011…definitely not enough!!
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) May 6, 2015
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 6, 2015
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