Chael P Sonnen has some potentially dismal news about the pay per view buys for the Golden Boy card which featured a main event of Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell. Tito may have had a great night by knocking out Chuck Liddell in brutal fashion in the first round but the overall payday for the … Read more
Bellator 199 is in the books and according to the salaries (via MMAfighting) Ryan Bader got paid $10,000 a second. He crushed King Mo in the main event in an astonishing 15 seconds and netted $150K for it. Jon Fitch scored a cool $120K by defeating Paul Daley who pulled in $30K himself. Check out … Read more
I posted a pretty long list of wrestling salaries and just how terrible they were for WWE/NXT. It was very popular so I’m back after digging around to drop some knowledge on just how strange salary determination was in the 80’s and 90’s. Check it out. Steve Austin’s very first WCW contract in 1991, paid him $75,000 … Read more
The average McDonald’s worker makes in 4 months what their CEO makes in an hour. Scary. Now on to the WWE. Earlier this year the WWE salaries were reportedly leaked and there are some real surprises. Let’s take a look at the Big Show who works a limited amount of dates shall we. Show makes … Read more
Over the years I have tried my best to figure out how the UFC decide on a suitable amount to pay a fighter. I guess there are lots of things that need to be taken into consideration like a fighters popularity, their fighting style, ability, star potential, how many people they will attract to watch … Read more
You can indeed find competitive money or at least what I assume is competitive compensation outside of the UFC. That was made clear with the disclosed salaries of the cast at World Series of Fighting 9. There are some huge differences though. The two highest paid fighters both brought home a cool $50,000 while the low man on the bottom of the totem pole brought home a mere $1000.
Do people still take the disclosed salaries for UFC fighters seriously anymore? Take for example this past weekend’s UFC 171 event, would you expect the new king of welterweights Johny Hendricks to make less than someone that is 3-2 in the UFC like Hector Lombard? Let’s be honest, these numbers reflect the money that the UFC wants us to know about. The rest is all speculation and so is what is listed below but is worth looking at.
WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will earn $22,000 if he can successfully defend his title against challenger Joseph Benavidez in their WEC 50 main event tonight in Las Vegas.