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11/30/12 7:38 AM
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11/30/12 7:51 AM
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Foob - How has GSP made only 3kk?
He hasn't. These are based on numbers brought to the commission. If people don't understand this by now, they're fucking retarded Phone Post
11/30/12 8:13 AM
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I don't wanna be negative because this list obviously took a long time to compile and I appreciate the work but it's so misleading and 90%of people are making comments that are completely untrue.
Bisping is that high because he's probably never carried a ppv% where all the guys around him do and get a very small purse shown with not even a win bonus.
Every single one of those guys, not just the top guys get extra cash. Remember creepy saying he got 80k for that fight with mm and he was disclosed something like 8 or 16k.
McCorkle mentioned having gone 1-2 he never made less than double his shown purse.
But this isn't an argument about fighter pat its just to show that we actually have no clue what these guys are getting. Phone Post
11/30/12 8:16 AM
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beanouno - Creepy joe would be alot higher if they included bonus's. Phone Post
OP said list includes bonuses? Phone Post
Oh really? Wow then joe is underpaid by alot! Phone Post
11/30/12 8:22 AM
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Lol @ James Toney getting 500k to lose to Randy whilst vets like Yves Edwards are waaaaaaaay down that list Phone Post
11/30/12 8:47 AM
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Also, other than this list not including bonuses for of the night bonuses, a lot of these guys fight in other countries where the purses are not disclosed. List probably took a ton of time but its also highly inaccurate Phone Post
11/30/12 8:52 AM
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beanouno - Creepy joe would be alot higher if they included bonus's. Phone Post
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Oh really? Wow then joe is underpaid by alot! Phone Post

list includes "of the night" bonuses. it doesnt include
all bonuses (aka locker-room bonus)
11/30/12 8:56 AM
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GSP is currently making the most $$$...



by far
11/30/12 8:57 AM
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Everyone freaking out about Bisping over Anderson and others needs to think about tax law in other countries and in the USA.

There is a reason Anderson only "earns" 200k per fight on the disclosed purse.... Phone Post
11/30/12 9:11 AM
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This is only accurate for the lower tier fighters. Top fighters make so much more money than listed it is not even close. Phone Post
11/30/12 9:12 AM
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Gsp makes more than that per fight. Phone Post
11/30/12 9:12 AM
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1 Chuck Liddell* $4,320,000
2 Tito Ortiz* $4,075,000
3 Quinton Jackson* $3,240,000
4 Michael Bisping* $3,135,000
5 Georges St-Pierre * $3,102,000
6 Randy Couture* $3,045,000
7 Anderson Silva * $2,871,000
8 Brock Lesnar $2,825,000
9 Rashad Evans* $2,697,000
10 B.J. Penn * $2,650,000
11 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira * $2,640,000
12 Lyoto Machida* $2,075,000
13 Matt Hughes* $2,045,000
14 Mauricio Rua* $2,040,000
15 Wanderlei Silva* $2,020,000
16 Forrest Griffin* $1,907,000
17 Mirko Cro Cop* $1,885,000
18 Jon Jones* $1,852,000
19 Vitor Belfort* $1,844,000
20 Frank Mir * $1,433,000
21 Dan Henderson* $1,400,000
22 Rich Franklin* $1,326,000
23 Josh Koscheck * $1,302,000
24 Junior dos Santos* $1,190,000
25 Diego Sanchez* $1,187,000
26 Cheick Kongo* $1,183,000
27 Nate Diaz* $1,113,000
28 Jon Fitch * $1,068,000
29 Brandon Vera* $1,051,000
30 Demian Maia * $ 996,000
31 Chris Lytle * $ 960,000
32 Cain Velasquez * $ 918,000
33 Tim Sylvia $ 915,000
34 Fabricio Werdum* $ 910,000
35 Gabriel Gonzaga* $ 907,000
36 Frankie Edgar * $ 891,000
37 Kenny Florian * $ 836,000
38 Nate Marquardt* $ 834,000
39 Chris Leben* $ 828,000
40 Clay Guida* $ 801,000
41 Martin Kampmann* $ 788,000
42 Andrei Arlovski* $ 768,000
43 Joe Stevenson * $ 761,000
44 Cung Le* $ 760,000
45 Donald Cerrone $ 737,600
46 Joe Lauzon* $ 694,000
47 Melvin Guillard* $ 650,800
48 Thiago Alves* $ 643,000
49 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira* $ 625,000
50 Jake Shields* $ 600,000
 



LOL at Dana saying how Tito was stupid and could have made sooo much more $$$!

It does not look like Tito was stupid, and if this data is correct WTF made more? Only Chuck LOL
11/30/12 9:41 AM
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411 Carolos Newton $ 30,000

UFC Champion :(
11/30/12 9:44 AM
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Cotto will make more Saturday then chucks entire career. But boxing promoters are the real crooks ! Phone Post
11/30/12 10:03 AM
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Hell the big stars make more on sponsorships....for shits and giggles I call a certain UFC champions management and was told he gets a minimum of $310,000 per fight for shirt and hat deal!
11/30/12 10:05 AM
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Geez.. People saying fighters need to get paid more are ignorant. This isn't fucking aerospace engineering or something you need an MBA for.
I love MMA but that argument is silly. The fighters know that making a living off fighting is difficult, and you morans trying to get them more money need to know that too. Phone Post
11/30/12 10:16 AM
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NotImpressedByYourScreenName -  Bisping at # 4 is an abomination. He's never even been in a title fight, never KO'd anyone, never even dropped anyone and hasn't even attempted a sub in his entire UFC career!

I've thought for some time that Bisping has incriminating photos of Dana and Lorenzo - cant explain his favourable treatment any other way... Phone Post

Don't blame Bisping.

He wouldn't have made half as much if you idiots didn't believe everything that came out of his mouth. Bisping is trolling all of you that pay to watch him fight because you want to see him knocked out, the man is quite simply a genius.
11/30/12 10:16 AM
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What is a big killer for the UK guys is when they fight in the states,the exchange rate can take anywhere from 30 to almost 50 percent,then they get taxed in the states and possibly taxed in the uk not exactly sure how much,,then ontop of that they have the camp fees cost of living. if a fighter makes 8k to fight 8k to win there 16 k ends up looking more like 5-7 k
11/30/12 10:18 AM
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victorpoprock -  Gsp makes more than that per fight. Phone Post

Really though, are people not getting this? If GSP gets even 1% of the ppv revenue from the fight he just had, thats say (55 bucks per PPV) x (700,000 buys) = 38.5 million, 1 percent of that is 3.85 million dollars for GSP which is more than whats on that list.

And I know that not all of these guys get PPV %'s, but don't forget all of the UNdisclosed bonuses they hand out at every event. Maldonado just came out and said he received a cheque that was worth more than if he had won his fight. So these numbers basically don't tell us anything close to what any of these fighters actually made, except for maybe the bottom guys who only had 3 or 4 fights.
11/30/12 10:20 AM
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victorpoprock -  Gsp makes more than that per fight. Phone Post

Really though, are people not getting this? If GSP gets even 1% of the ppv revenue from the fight he just had, thats say (55 bucks per PPV) x (700,000 buys) = 38.5 million, 1 percent of that is 3.85 million dollars for GSP which is more than whats on that list.

And I know that not all of these guys get PPV %'s, but don't forget all of the UNdisclosed bonuses they hand out at every event. Maldonado just came out and said he received a cheque that was worth more than if he had won his fight. So these numbers basically don't tell us anything close to what any of these fighters actually made, except for maybe the bottom guys who only had 3 or 4 fights.

Fuck my math is wrong haha, but even still GSP makes a shit tonne. And definitely still got a few mil for that fight.
11/30/12 10:27 AM
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Did Tiki really only average $500 a fight? thats crazy!

11/30/12 10:30 AM
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Did Tiki really only average $500 a fight? thats crazy!


I was just about to say... I wonder why Tiki leeches on to Rampage and Bisping haha.

Tiki is probably ballin' from them two alone.
11/30/12 10:40 AM
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@Zebers3

you might be pretty close. GSP said in an interview that he makes about 4-5 million $ per fight. He has huge paydays!
11/30/12 10:46 AM
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victorpoprock -  Gsp makes more than that per fight. Phone Post

Really though, are people not getting this? If GSP gets even 1% of the ppv revenue from the fight he just had, thats say (55 bucks per PPV) x (700,000 buys) = 38.5 million, 1 percent of that is 3.85 million dollars for GSP which is more than whats on that list.

And I know that not all of these guys get PPV %'s, but don't forget all of the UNdisclosed bonuses they hand out at every event. Maldonado just came out and said he received a cheque that was worth more than if he had won his fight. So these numbers basically don't tell us anything close to what any of these fighters actually made, except for maybe the bottom guys who only had 3 or 4 fights.
Are you drunk this early bro? Phone Post
11/30/12 10:51 AM
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That's a trip. Phone Post

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