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mmahotstuff said on July 12th, 2010 at 10:14 am

To be fair, its very well known the ufc gives locker room bonuses. Which you the public never find out about.

jkasten said on July 15th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

It’s not as simple as you stated. While those revenues and expenses are included, there are also millions of sponsorship dollars but also operational, administrative, advertising, media, and hospitality expenses. Your point holds true but it probably isn’t as drastic a margin as you discussed.

Ron said on July 27th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Don’t forget that the PPV company also takes upwards of 50 percent of revenues.

UFC: How Fighters Make Money | The Business of Sports said on August 4th, 2010 at 9:17 am

[…] In my first post, I talked about how UFC fighters aren’t making as much money as they should, even though the UFC has enough money to share with the fighters. This article provides a counterpoint as to how fighters make money and can afford to live, eat, train, and run camp for upcoming fights. […]

tantryl said on June 4th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I realise this is an incredibly old article, but headliners also get an undisclosed percentage of the PPV gross. I can’t remember the final amount being bandied about, but Lesnar got millions in the end.

The Best Entrepreneurs in Sports | The Information Age said on November 6th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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Sam said on February 18th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Why should they pay more? You don’t take into consideration taxes. You also don’t take into consideration that Floyd Mayweather promotes his own fights. The article also doesn’t take into consideration the points their elite athletes get from the #’s of PPV buys. Become great, and you will get paid. The UFC is a new company. Guys in the NFL when it first got started barely had 2 nickels to rub together and had to work real jobs in the off-season. To expect a company that takes all the risks to pay like they were the NFL is silly.

Chris Storace said on February 18th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

The spirit of the article is in support of fighters and that can never be wrong, but the content of the article is horrid. This type of lackluster “reporting” only goes toward weakening what might be a really good argument if you were able to back it up. Unfortunately something so shoddy would never stand up to any scrutiny as shown here. If a few people who don’t even work for the UFC can find flaws just by reading it, think of what the UFC would do to an article like this if they bothered to reply. The problem is that it’s actually so bad that nobody can take it or the author seriously so there would never be a credible reply. I think if you put together a detailed and comprehensive report, it might be worth reading and might actually help the fighters