Gustafsson: I make enough to get by, but that’s it

Monday, March 10, 2014

UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson did an interview in is native Swedish following his narrow loss to Jon Jones. In it, “The Mauler” was asked about his compensation. 

Translation via  BloodyElbow.

Radio Interviewer: What kind of money is there in the sport? Is there a lot of money in it?

Alexander Gustafsson: No, I wouldn't say that.

RI: There isn't?!

AG: No, I earn enough to get by and so that I can train full time, but that's it. I can't buy a new Porsche.

RI: But if you had beat Jon Jones, how much more would you have earned? Can I ask you that?

AG: I don't know the answer to that question but it would have been considerably more. Then I could've bought a brand new Porsche.

On Saturday Gustafsson made two $50,000 'of the Night' performance bonuses, plus his show money plus his win money, plus who knows, so presumably his financial situation is improved at present.