Rousey already to be one of UFC's top ten all-time earners

 

Despite only having two fights inside the UFC, and another four under the Strikeforce banner, Ronda Rousey is poised to enter the top-ten earners in UFC history.. 

As the UFC Women's Champion Rousey is a proven PPV draw and is likely earning a revenue share for PPV sales.

White said that after her fight UFC 170, Rousey will enter the top ten all-time of earners in UFC history. He didn't say who else was in the list, but it is likely an elite group including Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre, and Anderson Silva.

Rousey is scheduled to fight fellow Olympian Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, next weekend, live on PPV.

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House Boru site profile image  

2/14/14 5:29 PM by House Boru

Diaz better be on that list

Phil999 site profile image  

2/14/14 5:27 PM by Phil999

Well not popular but in the news

Phil999 site profile image  

2/14/14 5:26 PM by Phil999

Everyone bitching about her and creating multiple threads for months made her even more popular.

jagen site profile image  

2/14/14 5:24 PM by jagen

This statement hurts Dana's argument in the debate that he's not hiding Ronda from Cyborg. Apparently you're paying her more than any other fighter or close to it, no wonder you don't want her to get brutally smashed.

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

2/14/14 9:28 AM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

How? She has had 2 fights!

12 site profile image  

2/14/14 9:14 AM by 12

lol

mmaresearchstudy site profile image  

2/14/14 7:20 AM by mmaresearchstudy

they sure are banking a lot on her ... hopefully doesent turn into a female kimbo

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

2/14/14 4:32 AM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

I think you might be right, I forgot about that. Think the amount might be over $3.50 though per buy. Her management knew how big she was as a draw and I think they got her a good deal. Somewhere between $6-$10 mil in 3 fights is my guess. We will never know though.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

2/14/14 4:11 AM by SinCityHustler

Doesn't the PPV cut kick in after a certain threshold? Like after 300k or so and you get paid for every buy over that number? Speculation on my point, perhaps you know better.

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

2/14/14 2:20 AM by JimmersonzGlove

On the surface, you're correct, but in the bigger context, you're not. The UFC brand sells because the public thinks/knows its the best org for MMA. This is because they have virtually all the top 10 fighters under contract. Guys like Okami/Fitch were top 10 for a long time, and both legit title contenders who got shots at the belt and had big wins before and after their shot. Having guys like that on the roster add to the idea of  the "UFC level" fighter and makes the brand strong. You can watch guys of little relevance stand & bang on HDnet if you just want action. UFC has to walk the fine line of balancing action with merit.