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1/5/13 7:10 PM
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MMAinterviews was told from a source close to Liz Carmouche's camp that Ronda Rousey will be earning $75,000 to show and $75,000 to win, plus a cut of pay per view when she defends her UFC title against Carmouche at UFC 157. Carmouche will only be earning $12,000 to show and $12,000 to win according to the source. Rousey's manager Darin Harvey refuted those statements, saying that those numbers are false, but did not disclose any further information on her contract.

Rousey became the first female UFC fighter and champion recently, and will make further history when she locks horns with former U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche on Feb. 23 at UFC 157.

Carmouche is making waves of her own, as the first openly gay UFC fighter to go along with competing in the first female fight inside the octagon.

Ticket sales have reportedly been slow for the event going down at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, but those numbers and the pay per view numbers will likely wind up making Dana White and the UFC quite happy.

1/5/13 7:14 PM
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So she is gonna earn $150,000 total
1/5/13 7:17 PM
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Really wish they would've put as much of a push behind the 145lb division(mens obviously) as they are doing with Rhonda. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:21 PM
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Good for Ronda. I remember when Gina Carano got like $150K I think Phone Post
1/5/13 7:24 PM
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People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:26 PM
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Toby Lerone - People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
Actually true.
PPV cut will add up to more than her purse.
It will all be fine. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:26 PM
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Bruham - Really wish they would've put as much of a push behind the 145lb division(mens obviously) as they are doing with Rhonda. Phone Post
They haven't even started marketing her this is all Rhonda her looks and mouth Phone Post
1/5/13 7:30 PM
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TheMentalisT - look for an all time low in PPV buys and attendance. Nobody wants to see this as the main event. its a fight i want to see, but not as the main event in the worlds #1 MMA org.

Even if some people do know Ronda after her recent success, how many fans know who the fuck Liz Carmouche is?
Pretty much sums up my thoughts. I watch almost every fight broadcast by the UFC and Strikeforce and i've never seen Carmouche fight. Why would I pay to see Rousey fight some unknown as a main event of a PPV? This should have been on a fight night card. She can fight on a PPV when they get her a serious opponent and have built up the fight. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:34 PM
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Toby Lerone - People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
But why couldn't they put it as a main event of a free card? Nobody knows who Carmouche is. It will be a very hard sell. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:38 PM
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This is a joke. She does not deserve that pay compared to her male peers.

That being said good for her for making money.

But guys like Maldonado take beatings on short notice for a fraction of the cost (in much more entertaining fights).
1/5/13 7:45 PM
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Cruz made 20+20 when he beat Faber.

Just lol.


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Toby Lerone - People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
But why couldn't they put it as a main event of a free card? Nobody knows who Carmouche is. It will be a very hard sell. Phone Post
The card still has Hendo, machida, Faber and mendes on it too. Looks like a great card to me and I imagine the Hendo fight will be heavily promoted.

Putting rousey as the main event is not about trying to maximize the events ppv numbers, it's about trying to kickstart a brand new division which if done right will make the UFC money for years to come. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:49 PM
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Toby Lerone - People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
But why couldn't they put it as a main event of a free card? Nobody knows who Carmouche is. It will be a very hard sell. Phone Post

This...she could either be headlining a Fuel, FX, or Fox card or put Ronda as the co-main event under Aldo or something. Stupid to start her as a main event PPV. As I've stated, I've never streamed a fight in my life, but I'm not paying for this one.
So you'd buy it if Hendo was the main event? So you're not gonna pay for it because Hendo is fighting second last instead of last? Phone Post
1/5/13 7:49 PM
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A 160 grand PPV main event lol
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Malagant - So she is gonna earn $150,000 total
Plus you know Dana is giving her submission of the night. Phone Post
1/5/13 7:57 PM
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Flyers179 - This is a joke. She does not deserve that pay compared to her male peers.

That being said good for her for making money.

But guys like Maldonado take beatings on short notice for a fraction of the cost (in much more entertaining fights).

Dude, have you seen the size of the boner she gives Dana?

1/5/13 8:05 PM
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We reached her manager and he refuted the sources statements, although he would not give any further information or numbers.

1/5/13 8:07 PM
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LMFAO.

Dana's hitting that and if he's not, he sure hopes he gets to. I truly hope Carmouche gives Rousey a bad night.

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75k/&75k is more than the FW, BW, and FlyW champs made in their debuts.......combined

That is more than lightweight champ Ben Henderson made in his last fight which was 39k/39k for his win over Nate...

 

is that number is true, then it is a complete farce that she is making that kinda money... 

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Toby Lerone - People need to understand that it HAS to be the main event. It's a title fight and to have a non title fight billed above it would devalue the title before the women's division has even started.

Plus the fact that its the first fight in a new division so needs the top billing to kick start promotion of the as yet unseen division.

Same sort of situation as Bisping being billed under the flyweight title a while back. His fight was the bigger draw ad the fighters better paid but the title fight was still the main event.

There's no way the UFC can put a non title fight above a title fight without losing credibility. Phone Post
But why couldn't they put it as a main event of a free card? Nobody knows who Carmouche is. It will be a very hard sell. Phone Post
The card still has Hendo, machida, Faber and mendes on it too. Looks like a great card to me and I imagine the Hendo fight will be heavily promoted.

Putting rousey as the main event is not about trying to maximize the events ppv numbers, it's about trying to kickstart a brand new division which if done right will make the UFC money for years to come. Phone Post
If they want to kickstart the division they should have brought in a known opponent. Or they should have put it on a free card where more people could have seen it. Instead what they are doing is putting a weak main event up as a PPV headliner which they will use to market the event. It will sell horribly and do the exact opposite of kicking off the division the right way. It will give those saying wmma doesn't belong in the UFC ammunition. Phone Post
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Malagant - So she is gonna earn $150,000 total
Plus you know Dana is giving her submission of the night. Phone Post
Just came to post this as well lol Phone Post
1/5/13 8:21 PM
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If she can bring in the PPV numbers, most certainly she deserves that $$$.
1/5/13 8:22 PM
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Hendo vs Machida should be main
1/5/13 8:27 PM
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75k/&75k is more than the FW, BW, and FlyW champs made in their debuts.......combined

That is more than lightweight champ Ben Henderson made in his last fight which was 39k/39k for his win over Nate...

 

is that number is true, then it is a complete farce that she is making that kinda money... 


shes a bigger draw than all of them combined


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