New Jersey Sate Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay information, so as often happens in this circumstance, MMA Manifesto estimated fighter purse information, including the announced performance' bonuses
However, some fighters have take issue with the estimates, saying they hurt the sport. Most recent was Vinny Magalhaes, via Twitter.
"MMAManifesto sucks," wrote Magalhaes bluntly. "They keep on reporting wrong #'s on fighters pay, and other websites report the same #'s out of laziness.
"This might not seem to be a big deal, but as a fighter I can tell that this is a big deal.
To give an example, when I fought Phil Davis, MMA Manifesto reported that I had made $8k to show in that fight, when in fact I've made $22k (which was my second fight in a 6-figure contract)
"Here is the issue, when I had to negotiate with other promotions after getting cut from the UFC these promotions wanted to pay me based on what I was making in the UFC, and the only thing that they could find online were the $8k reported by MMA Manifesto, so they ended up low balling me thinking that they were making me a nice offer, since they were offering me something close to what I was making in the UFC (according to MMA Manifesto, but nowhere close to the real numbers).
"I'm writing this because I just saw that they have reported Barão's pay for UFC 169, and they reported that he made 22k, same numbers that he made in February of 2012 before he became a champion, also the last time that he has fought in a state where the payouts are released to the public.
"Anyways, fans, bloggers, promoters and real journalists, don't believe anything that comes from that website, MMA Manifesto is a s----y website run by lazy people."
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