Silva makes 600/200, Weidman 24/24


MMA Junkies' Steven Marrocco tweeted the salaries for several UFC 162 fighters, including the main event's Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman:
Anderson Silva banks $600k show and $200k to win at UFC 162, while Weidman gets $24k/24k.
•Co-mainers: Frankie Edgar ($120k/$120k) and Charles Oliveira ($21k/21K)

However, these official figures do not represent an accurate assessment of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, in addition to announced salaries. the UFC characteristically gives out undisclosed "locker room" bonuses. Main event fighters often get points on PPV buys. In addition there are publicly announced 'of the Night' bonuses. Sponsorship money can be substantial, although they have dropped markedly over the past couple of years.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.



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GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

7/7/13 12:37 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

LOL, guess that negotiate tactic worked

Rickmassmma site profile image  

7/6/13 9:33 PM by Rickmassmma

Since when do those companies pay a profit sharing bonus? I work for a company like that, have friends who work at 2 of the 3 companies you mentioned, and none get what you're talking about. Some companies offer stock options in lieu of other bonuses but almost none offer them to secretaries and it's something you negotiate when accepting the job. None of those companies just pay people just to be nice.

12 site profile image  

7/6/13 9:22 PM by 12

yes ,its a championship fight.even a rookie gets more money for playing in the championship game

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/6/13 9:17 PM by KingofBJJ

I made an error in that statement allow me to rewrite it: Because they are a bunch of 15 year olds who do nothing but watch Youtube videos of guys doing "UFC" in their garage.  AS far as they are concerned White and Zuffa can do no wrong.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/6/13 8:35 PM by KingofBJJ

Correct me if I am wrong, but without those minimum wage employees there would be no one there to run the fryer and ring up customers right? The UFC without any fighters is nothing. Employees working for Google, Apple, Yahoo etc. get a share of what their company makes.  It is well known that even secretaries can make $100k a year after all bonuses are paid out. Floyd Mayweather, the apparent most bigoted and loudmothed person in Boxing, could be like the UFC and take the monster pay for himself and give those on the undercard a mere $5k, but he doesn't.

Chris27 site profile image  

7/6/13 8:33 PM by Chris27

Thats a fine contract for a guy with a few fights in the UFC but maybe the UFC should give a guy who gets a title shot a set contract for that one fight. If he wins he gets a new bigger deal as champ, if he loses he can go back to the original contract he had. But for that title fight he shoudl get whatever amount they figure is justified.  Maybe a guaranteed 200/200 type contract for any title challenger unless they are a big star and have a bigger contract than that.   But no more Dodson getting a title shot making TUF money.  Would be much more fair.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

7/6/13 8:30 PM by KingofBJJ

Because they are a bunch of 15 year olds he do nothing but watch Youtube videos of guys doing "UFC" in their garage.

mijo site profile image  

7/6/13 12:54 PM by mijo

24/24 sounds perfect for someone who has done nothing to deserve a shot at the belt. He fought one guy in the Top 10.

crumbs site profile image  

7/6/13 12:18 PM by crumbs

Wow you got me, I confused renegotiate with your more awesome technical term "more money"My bad. I should learn to read.