Top 50 MMA | Celebrity Net Worth
Very few MMA fighters hit the mil mark, Cain is a champion at 900k.
This is a joke, most of all of this money comes from sponsorship too.
So you're telling me that a multi billion dollar operation can't afford to pay 1/32th of the purse Mayweather got for an off fight.
Just to compare.http://www.celebritynetworth.com/list/top-50-richest-boxers/
You know something is wrong when Arianny is making more than the UFC HW champ. Yes, I admit fighters get paid by sponsor's as well. But it can't be THAT much of a difference. Tom lawlor's sponsor's pay him 15-20k. Matt Mitrione used to get paid 5k in sponsorships. PPV buys have dramatically increased over the years but the pay has stayed the same. Its true that the UFC give behind the scene bonuses to fighters that come out to fight.
Matt Brown has been on the receiving end of one of those bonuses and he says that those bonuses are nice; but its not even close to FOTN/KOTN/SOTN. So I can only imagine those behind the scene bonuses being around 30-35k since "Of the night" bonuses are usually 50k. I imagine the "Behind the scene" bonus is much lesser than the "Of the night" bonus if Matt Brown is more willing to get a "Of the night" bonus than a behind the scenes bonus.
Its crazy how much less MMA fighters get paid compared to Boxing. And don't give me the "Undercard boxers don't get paid jack" either as Austin Trout is making way more than your typical MMA fighter. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is getting PAID if he had to pay the commission 900k for smoking Mary Jane. Sergio Martinez is getting paid and I'm sure half of you don't know who he is. Gamboa is getting paid way more than main card fighters in the UFC.
I really think the fighters need to make a fighters union and get all of this straightened out. UFC/MMA fighters are getting paid jackshit compared to boxers. The fighters are the ones suffering the injury and brain damage while the Fertitta brothers and Dana White is walking away with more and more money while suffering none of the consequences.