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Re: Fighter Salaries
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:23:49 PM »
Interesting


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Re: Fighter Salaries
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 10:31:41 AM »
A lot of wasted money in my opinion.

1 Tito Ortiz*  $1,495,000 - WASTED
2 Michael Bisping*  $850,000 - STOP PAYING THIS BUM!
3 Jon Jones*  $785,000
4 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira*  $750,000 - QUESTIONABLE
5 Vitor Belfort*  $620,000
6 Lyoto Machida*  $604,000
7 Frank Mir*  $575,000
7 Rampage Jackson*  $575,000 - WASTED
9 Mauricio Rua*  $565,000
10 Donald Cerrone  $494,000
11 Junior dos Santos  $485,000
12 Rashad Evans*  $480,000
13 Anderson Silva*  $475,000
14 Wanderlei Silva  $470,000 - QUESTIONABLE
15 Cung Le  $420,000 - WASTED
16 Brock Lesnar  $400,000
17 Forrest Griffin*  $400,000 - QUESTIONABLE
18 Georges St-Pierre*  $400,000
19 Alistair Overeem  $385,714
20 B.J. Penn*  $375,000
21 Nate Diaz*  $364,000
22 Frankie Edgar*  $339,000
23 Cheick Kongo*  $330,000
24 Dan Henderson  $320,000
25 Chris Lytle*  $310,000
26 Urijah Faber*  $305,000
27 Clay Guida  $301,000
28 Nick Diaz  $275,000
29 Johny Hendricks*  $270,000
30 Diego Sanchez  $260,000
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Re: Fighter Salaries
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
A lot of wasted money in my opinion.

1 Tito Ortiz*  $1,495,000 - WASTED
2 Michael Bisping*  $850,000 - STOP PAYING THIS BUM!
3 Jon Jones*  $785,000
4 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira*  $750,000 - QUESTIONABLE
5 Vitor Belfort*  $620,000
6 Lyoto Machida*  $604,000
7 Frank Mir*  $575,000
7 Rampage Jackson*  $575,000 - WASTED
9 Mauricio Rua*  $565,000
10 Donald Cerrone  $494,000
11 Junior dos Santos  $485,000
12 Rashad Evans*  $480,000
13 Anderson Silva*  $475,000
14 Wanderlei Silva  $470,000 - QUESTIONABLE
15 Cung Le  $420,000 - WASTED
16 Brock Lesnar  $400,000
17 Forrest Griffin*  $400,000 - QUESTIONABLE
18 Georges St-Pierre*  $400,000
19 Alistair Overeem  $385,714
20 B.J. Penn*  $375,000
21 Nate Diaz*  $364,000
22 Frankie Edgar*  $339,000
23 Cheick Kongo*  $330,000
24 Dan Henderson  $320,000
25 Chris Lytle*  $310,000
26 Urijah Faber*  $305,000
27 Clay Guida  $301,000
28 Nick Diaz  $275,000
29 Johny Hendricks*  $270,000
30 Diego Sanchez  $260,000

I think the bigger picture here needs to be taken into effect.

Tito put UFC back on the map and I"m sure when he was champ, fighter salaries were no where near what they are today. I would call this back-pay.
Bisping is huge in Britain is to them what Cotoure or Liddell was to us. He brings in the UFC millions of dollars over there.  Rampage is a huge star, he's in movies, he's here, he's there, and he's still very competitive in the octagon
Nog is the same as Bisping, except in Brazil. Did you see the UFC in Brazil? Dude is Elvis down there!
It's easy to say that Wanderlei's money is wasted, but he has earned every penny.
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Re: Fighter Salaries
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 01:19:51 PM »
MSNBC and ESPN have both done pieces that have talked about saleries in MMA.  Both make some points for and against how the UFC handles it.

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Re: Fighter Salaries
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 02:31:23 PM »
I would say over 95% of these fighters still need  to have a day job...You cant compare to other sports as far as amount paid there are too many variables...apples & oranges....This sport is still a tough way to make a living no matter who you are !!!!