TUF 17 Finale salaries: Faber could make 110k
Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed the below salaries with MMAJunkie.
Urijah Faber $55,000/$55,000
Scott Jorgensen $23,500/$23,500
Miesha Tate $28,000/$28,000
Cat Zingano $7,000/$7,000
Gabriel Gonzaga $24,000/$24,000
Travis Browne $20,000/$20,000
Uriah Hall $8,000/$8,000
Kelvin Gastelum $8,000/$8,000
The 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, sponsorship money can be substantial, although they have dropped markedly over the past couple of years. Further, the UFC often gives out undisclosed “locker room” bonuses for exceptional performance. In addition there are publicly announced ‘of the Night’ bonuses that are not reflected above.
Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.