GSP: I make $4-5 million per fight


Georges St. Pierre makes between $4 and $5 million per fight.

Those are the figures he gave to Agence France-Presse last week in a quick interview during his time in Las Vegas for the UFC 137 event.

St. Pierre was asked if he is the highest-paid fight in the world. He replied, “I do not know, but I learned that the UFC makes the most money on Pay Per View when I am fighting. That made me smile!

“For me, a fight is [worth] $4 to $5 million. And in the city where the UFC holds its events, they are economic benefits [to the city] of between $15 to $20 million. It's huge!”

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Fredrico site profile image  

11/10/11 12:39 PM by Fredrico

Pretty much agree from a fan perspective. I don't blame him though for fighting the way he does to keep his bankroll. He won't change unless his PPV numbers/marketability drop.

sparkyman site profile image  

11/10/11 11:16 AM by sparkyman

I don't have an answer for you except that none of those things are guarantees that you will become financially successful, but if you DON'T have these qualities, it's likely that you won't. Maybe due to the fact that GSP speaks english and the money that we're talking about here is probably from north american sponsorships in a large part. Also, I don't know that Machida didn't make huge money in sponsorships while he was on his streak. None of us really know what the financial situation is for most of these guys. GSP is, to my knowledge, the first to say it.  

disbeliever site profile image  

11/10/11 10:25 AM by disbeliever

So where does Lyoto fit into your argument?The man WAS the martial artist in the UFC. respectful, work hard, great role model. In short, all of what you listed. However, he was kept from rising to the top due to his "smart game plans". it was not until he became more aggressive that he infact rose.

sparkyman site profile image  

11/10/11 10:17 AM by sparkyman

 It's really simple why GSP makes this money, it's not rocket science. He works hard He's a great role model for the sport He's respectful He shows up for everything related to his sport and helps promote it He's dominant in his weight class He's smart and implements good game plans in and out of the octogon. In short he's a true martial artist, not a thug or a banger. If you want to see who rises to the top, it's the guys who take everything seriously and have (or gain) the ability to pull it all off. Working hard and smart.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

11/10/11 10:05 AM by guardbr8kr

BJ Penn fans are not going to be happy about this.

gridlor site profile image  

11/10/11 10:02 AM by gridlor

When you talk about laying on someone do you mean in their guard? I could see your point if he wasn't trying to advance position but that never happens in a GSP fight.

Twenty47 site profile image  

11/10/11 9:55 AM by Twenty47

When someone is literally just trying to make it through the fight and not get hurt its hard for the other guy to look impressive and finish them. That's why there is stalling in wrestling bc if the dude is good and all he's trying to do is not get taken down or not get turned the other guy looks like an idiot. Both sports are built off counters.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

11/10/11 9:49 AM by Chimonos Revenge

If he gets a cut of the PPV sales, then yes, they do.

The Sultan site profile image  

11/10/11 9:42 AM by The Sultan

You can't make a blanket statement for all of them when only a few at the top of the heap get that kind of money.  

TheCrow13 site profile image  

11/10/11 9:28 AM by TheCrow13

$4 million for 25 minutes. Jesus