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Old 11-26-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Default What's the most a UFC fighter makes?

Who gets paid the most in the UFC? How much does he usually get paid for 1 fight? Manny Pacquiao got around $25 million for fighting Antonio Margarito, which means he got paid $2 million per round, $694,000 per minute, $11,574 per second. Chuck Liddell is a big fan of Pacquiao even though Pacquiao doesn't know who he is. And in an interview with GSP at the Wild Gym Card while watching Pacquiao trained, GSP said Pacquiao is his idol.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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I believe the the highest paid UFC fighter is GSP when one counts PPV percentage and endorsements.

He doesn't make anywhere near what Pacquiao makes, but of course could easily kick Pacquiao's ass in a fight.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Most of the champs/known fighters make between $2-$5 per ppv buy on top of purse disclosed and undisclosed bonus.

Forest griffin admitted it was not easy but he is/was making more then $1,000,000 a year. Randy gets an average of $3 per ppv buy and rumor is Anderson gets about 7-8 per buy.

I certainly hope we don't have to go over this all again like every other month with ok troll boy.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I think Lesnar makes more than anyone in the UFC right now but it's hard to prove as they don't publicly display their bonus's.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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Yup I've heard that too, that Lesnar was getting the highest combined payout + PPV. I believe Lesnar and St Pierre get the same rate but Lesnar has been in more of the top PPV buy events although they were both in UFC100.

Throw in St Pierre having the endorsement money from Gatorade and Under Armour he's probably on top for annual income.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Maybe. Lesnar has his own clothing line and some decent sponsors too. Not as good as gatorade or under armor, but still. It's a toss up but I bet Lesnar makes more. Personal opinion but his fights are always entertaining. Same can't be said for GSP anymore.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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I agree, I've not seen a Lesnar fight that didn't have me off my seat or yelling the whole time. Same with Velasquez, those guys are some of the most entertaining heavyweights we've seen in some time.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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What!!!!!! You mean the klitchkos don't get you off your seat? But they make so much more money and are obviously far superior athletes!
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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I hate the UFC. They don't pay the fighters well. There's an event every 3 months and they usually get sold out. Then tons of PPV money. Yet the fighters are paid crap compared to boxing while Dana White requires that they all kiss his ass too.

The UFC is making tons of dough. Like to have a logo on a fighter's shorts, banner, etc.. there's a $100,000 per year licensing fee that the sponsor must pay to the UFC. Then they deal with each fighter. So a small firm that wants to help a fighter...say give him $30k (all that they can afford) to have their logo on his shorts....can't do so b/c they'd have to pay the UFC $100,000 fee first.

I don't expect the UFC to pay the same as boxing, b/c boxing is so much more popular, but crap....they are taking advantage of the fighters IMO. Unfortunately the fighters have no where else that's bigger to go to. Especially now that the UFC has purchased Strikeforce, UGHHHHH.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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I hate the UFC. They don't pay the fighters well. There's an event every 3 months and they usually get sold out.
There are far more than four events per year, and the fighters are usually paid very well. Headliners makes hundreds of thousands of dollars, and others guys on the main card making 20k per fight are still doing pretty damn well for what is basically a part time job.
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