UnderGround Forums
 

UnderGround Forums >> Lytle, Miller top UFC Live 5 salaries


8/17/11 11:23 AM
Ignore | Vote Down | Vote Up
Underground News
1247 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/3/08
Posts: 6708
The Underground News, Editor
 

The purses (show money/win bonus) are listed below. They do not include post-fight bonus totals, non-disclosed "locker room" bonuses or any sponsorship monies.

Edwin Figueroa: $6,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Jason Reinhardt: $6,000
Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $17,000
Cole Miler: $17,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. T.J. O'Brien: $6,000
Jim Hettes: $6,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
Ronny Markes: $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Karlos Vemola: $10,000
Ed Herman: $26,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Noke: $8,000
Joseph Benavidez: $21,500 ($21,500 win bonus) def. Eddie Wineland: $10,000
Jared Hamman: $12,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. CB Dollaway: $20,000
Duane Ludwig: $16,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Amir Sadollah: $20,000
Donald Cerrone: $22,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. Charles Oliveira: $12,000
Ben Henderson: $17,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $35,000
Chris Lytle: $35,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $25,000

read entire article...


8/17/11 12:54 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
citysambo
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/10/11
Posts: 175
Surprised Herman got more than Hardy, seems a bit strange.
8/17/11 1:20 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
orcus
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/1/03
Posts: 64146
 Also, Herman won.
8/17/11 1:29 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Brigham
141 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 10/12/05
Posts: 20950
orcus -  Also, Herman won.


Herman got more than Hardy before winning. The number in ( ) is the win bonus.

So, Herman actually got $52,000 after the win.
8/17/11 1:30 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Brigham
141 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 10/12/05
Posts: 20951
mcpeepants232003 - 
citysambo - Surprised Herman got more than Hardy, seems a bit strange.



Herman is likely on his 4th or 5th Ufc contract. Hardy might be on his 2nd.

This happens in all sports. Guys newer to the league get paid less even if they are outperforming others. Shit Clayton Kershaw makes 500,000 a year while Carlos Zambrano makes 13 million.

Also nice to see Lytle get paid. He made 200,000 for his last fight. That's pretty damn good for a guy who wasn't even top ten.


200k plus a new harley, plus locker room bonus, plus sponsorship money. He came out of that fight very nicely.
8/17/11 2:25 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Brigham
141 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 10/12/05
Posts: 20952
For frens not so good at math...

UFC on Versus 5 Main Card Fighter Salaries
-Chris Lytle: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $25,000
-Ben Henderson: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $35,000
-Donald Cerrone: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Charles Oliveira: $12,000
-Duane Ludwig: $32,000 (includes $16,000) def. Amir Sadollah: $20,000

UFC on Versus 5 Preliminary Card Fighter Salaries
-Jared Hamman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. CB Dollaway: $20,000
-Joseph Benavidez: $43,000 (includes $21,500 win bonus) def. Eddie Wineland: $10,000
-Ed Herman: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Noke: $8,000
-Ronny Markes: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Karlos Vemola: $10,000
-Jimy Hettes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
-Cole Miller: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. TJ O’Brien: $6,000
-Jacob Volkmann: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $17,000
-Edwin Figueroa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jason Reinhardt: $6,000
UFC on Versus 5 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $578,000

8/17/11 9:25 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Vasechkin
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/15/00
Posts: 6254
UFC salaries steadily rising.
Most newcomers are getting 6000 + 6000.

I think it was 3000 when Zuffa got UFC.
8/17/11 10:22 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
slamming
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 5/28/08
Posts: 7835
WEC guys are getting over 2x as much as they used to. They aren't complaining at all. Phone Post
8/17/11 10:31 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Immaculata
71 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/14/03
Posts: 17719
Give Cole something for getting TJ in a One Arm Guillotine.....
8/17/11 10:34 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Herring In A Fur Coat
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/27/08
Posts: 15423
Vasechkin - UFC salaries steadily rising.
Most newcomers are getting 6000 + 6000.

I think it was 3000 when Zuffa got UFC.

 2+2 IIRC
8/18/11 7:27 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
slepy
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/25/02
Posts: 441
Fighters are getting chump change for the amount of hours they work and what they are risking. Please don't forget they get taxed, pay a portion to management and training then get the crumbs that are left over. Any fighter that does MMA really does it for the love of the sport because in the end you are better working a 9 to 5.
8/18/11 8:29 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
slamming
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 5/28/08
Posts: 7844
slepy - Fighters are getting chump change for the amount of hours they work and what they are risking. Please don't forget they get taxed, pay a portion to management and training then get the crumbs that are left over. Any fighter that does MMA really does it for the love of the sport because in the end you are better working a 9 to 5.

Not at all. Cerrone could fight and lose three times a year and he would still be getting a higher than average yearly salary. And that's not taking into account any bonuses or endorsements from sponsors.

Just because the career of a fighter is shorter than a typical full time worker doesnt mean they cant be smart about their money, and leverage themselves into security for the future (eg opening gyms, doing seminars, coaching etc).
8/18/11 10:12 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
John Crouch
14 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 8/27/08
Posts: 114
Slepy is right IMO, fighters walk out the door with 50% going to taxes and management. We all deal with the taxes part, but 50% is a frightening amount to take out of a paycheck that arrives every 3 to 4 months. I agree that some fighters can make a better than average living, but the numbers are not as great as they first appear. The % of MMA fighters that are making lots of money is very low. Really have to love what you do....
8/18/11 10:19 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
slamming
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 5/28/08
Posts: 7853
Where are you getting the 50% figure from? Phone Post

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.