Big MMA lover right here and I think fighters absolutely need to get compensated more. Just just one example of how the UFC is fucking above their fighters was through their sponsorship offer with Reebok. This introduced an conclusion to fighters getting sponsors and carrying a mass of logos and stickers on their shorts in the course of a struggle. An relatively mysterious fighter could very easily double if not triple their struggle purse as a result of sponsorships. If you are on the most important card, six digit sponsor income (overall) was not unheard of.
The reebok deal built it so the fighters could only dress in their clothing. They had a lame method for how substantially they paid fighters dependent off of how lots of fights (ufc, wec, and strikeforce) you experienced.
1 to 5 $2,500 for each battle.
6 to 10 will obtain $5,000.
11 to 15 will get $10,000.
16 to 20 will get $15,000.
21 or far more will receive $20,000.
Champions will receive $40,000 for every struggle.Title challengers will receive $30,000. To set factors into perspective an mysterious fighter on the early prelims could effortlessly make 20k in sponsorship income on your own prior to the reebok deal. Reebok compensated the ufc a reported 70 million dollars for their multiyear agreement.
TL:DR UFC fighter are obtaining fucked monetarily although the greater ups in the ufc pocket all the cash.