Rousey agreed to six, not eight, fight contract

source: si.com
 

On a day in which both UFC president Dana White and Ronda Rousey's manager Darin Harvey are busily refuting a recent report about Ronda Rousey's new contract, SI.com has learned of another misreported fact.

While White and Harvey are denying that Rousey has agreed to $75,000 per fight and a $75,000 win bonus in her contract, SI.com has learned from a source close to the negotiations that Rousey has signed on to fight six bouts instead of the initially reported eight.

Rousey's team wanted the shorter deal, the source says, because her camp believes her celebrity — and thus, earning power —will skyrocket with each win. The greater her popularity, the more leverage Rousey will have to command more money. The shorter contract will allow her to renegotiate and cash in more quickly.

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DanTheWolfman site profile image  

1/8/13 8:27 PM by DanTheWolfman

Ronda vs Cruz or vs Faber would be awesome I must agree and think she has a 50% chance or better

chaplinshouse site profile image  

1/8/13 3:54 PM by chaplinshouse

i really want one of her fights to be vs a guy.  call it exhibition if u want. 

shin2chin site profile image  

1/7/13 9:34 PM by shin2chin

It's the added security I suppose.

shaqitup site profile image  

1/7/13 9:25 PM by shaqitup

Why do MMA fighters agree to long contracts?I'm certainly not an expert, but when you're an up and comer, especially in terms of cash, wouldn't it be smarter to sign a shorter contract?Take Jon Jones for example, in his 6th UFC fight vs Vlad he was getting 23k to show, and this is after going 4-(1), but pretty much 5-0 in terms of standing / rank.I think by that point it was obvious he had great value to the company, and was a likely title contender/holder. He had already beaten Stephan Bonnar, and destroyed Brandon Vera and Matt Hamill, i'm sure he was worth more than 23k to the company.Then after when he faced bader he made 70k to show, which was equaled in his title shot.If you're an aging fighter, or already at the top, it's obvious a long contract or deal would be in your bests interests, but as an up and comer, or new to the company it doesn't make any sense to me.

Letibleu site profile image  

1/7/13 8:58 PM by Letibleu

and a loss will deflate her stock almost as fast as it went up. Hope she keeps winning.

Mayhem13 site profile image  

1/7/13 8:55 PM by Mayhem13

Now I aint saying she a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no 8 fight contract.

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

1/7/13 8:38 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

Yes but pay would still need to be agreed upon.Dana has been fair with all champs, you don't see many champs bitching about pay.Sure she will get PAID to say the least.I really see Cyborg being the female version of Fedor and never signing with the UFC and people trying to say she is the best ever. I don't know why but I just don't ever see that fight happen even though anyone with a brain can see that she can make 135 with the right "diet."

32Hunter site profile image  

1/7/13 7:20 PM by 32Hunter

this only matters if she's not the champ, right? If she's champ the contract should automatically extend like the other champs .

stonepony site profile image  

1/7/13 7:17 PM by stonepony

Cyborg will get over her fear of fighting without the chemical-assistance. I really doubt she's going to keep herself out of the UFC, over a few small lbs.

DanTheWolfman site profile image  

1/7/13 7:07 PM by DanTheWolfman

vs Tate 2, 2-3 fights w McMann, Alexis Davis, That's 4 fights+Carmouche right thereBazler and Kedzie could also happenCyborg might come down and come to terms eventually