Apologies if there is a thread about this already. I am a noob here so....
From the past reports I've seen on fighter payments do you guys think that a lot of fighters are getting underpaid. Don't you think it's unfair how some fighters who lay it all on the line get paid less than 50 g's while Brock Lesnar gets paid like 400 000+ for getting submitted by Frank Mir is a couple of mins. I know there are probably other organisations that pay much less than the UFC but none of them makes as much money as UFC does. In my opinion anyone that steps in the octagon should get paid AT LEAST 20 g's even if you're an unknown. Especially since they drop you the second you start to lose form.
look up how much undercard fighters in boxing make and compare.
Quoted for truth.
Originally Posted by Wolf
to be fair to lesnar, he is famous and famous people cost more just to get out of bed. He had a way to draw pay and he used it, it's not a nice world so who can fault him?
Originally Posted by chingsta
The Lesnar PPV did 750,000 in PPV buys, I would say about 300,000 was for Brock
300,000 X $45 = $13,500,000
So no Brock isn't over paid.
not taking away anything from the highly paid fighters
just saying the lesser paid ones should get abit more
So you have no real arguments here?
My finger twitched, I almost sent this to Trollshido since you acknowledged the fact that were was a Search Function but didn't use it.
Wow, a good article by Kevin Iole. Did he copy that from somewhere? All good except for this line, which a top level fight is clearly not 'one night's work.'
Originally Posted by ShrekBJJ
"Heís not going to be able to retire after that bout, but bringing in $225,000 for one nightís work isnít bad at any time, especially in this economy."
I think there's one other consideration not addressed in the (excellent, btw) Iole article. Many of these guys, like Serra, have their own schools which clearly benefit from any exposure at a UFC event. It's pretty clear these guys are not fighting just to promote their gyms, but it's also clear that they're going to benefit from it.
I don't think the same can be said of most boxers, but I could be wrong. I don't recall hearing tales of Ali or Foreman running their own gyms.
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