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12/1/12 6:29 PM
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I remember hearing that Rickson Graice and Nobuhiko Takada took home fat pay days when they fought at PRIDE's 1 and 4.


I also heard that Nayoa Ogawa vs. Hidehiko Yoshida was a fat pay day for both fighters.


I still miss PRIDE, I still consider to have been the best MMA promotion ever.
12/2/12 12:32 AM
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12/2/12 7:49 AM
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Pride could throw out some huge sums at their top draws, it always seemed strange to me that it was possible with a business model that did not include PPV income. All those millions must have come from ticket sales, the TV deal, advertising and DVD sales. How much did Fuji TV really pay for a pride event?

It is difficult to find info on individual fighter pay in Pride, most of it is forum posters who "heard" something. I recall reading that Fujita made 1.3 million dollars for one of his fights which seems bizarre but the pro wrestlers were always their biggest stars. Rickson Gracie also said they offered him 5 million to fight Sakuraba back in the day.

According to USA today Yoshida and Ogawa made 2 million each for their fight in 2005.
12/6/12 1:53 PM
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