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1/19/13 9:27 PM
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UltimatePower
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Why doesn't Bellator have to report the earnings of fighters after an event like the UFC?

Is it because of the state's commission?


Thanks for the answer!
1/19/13 9:28 PM
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They hold their shows in fucking Indian reservations to avoid our prying eyes.

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1/19/13 9:29 PM
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The ones from Thursday should be available Phone Post
1/19/13 9:29 PM
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smth416 -  They hold their shows in fucking Indian reservations to avoid our prying eyes.

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Nah that cant be it. They host in Atlantic City NJ all the time.
1/19/13 9:31 PM
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smth416 -  They hold their shows in fucking Indian reservations to avoid our prying eyes.

We want the truth Bellator!! Phone Post

Nah that cant be it. They host in Atlantic City NJ all the time.
Gtfo with your "facts" and shit.

You're just looking for an argument man. Phone Post
1/19/13 9:31 PM
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They have been reported before. Reporters and online websites get that information from state athletic commissions. However a lot of times Bellator has events on Indian reservations and I don't think they are subject to as much oversight and regulation.

Here's a report on fighter salaries for Bellator 66:

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/04/bellator-66-salaries-alvarez-100k-aoki-60k-earn-top-fighter-paydays
1/19/13 9:35 PM
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TheVileOne - They have been reported before. Reporters and online websites get that information from state athletic commissions. However a lot of times Bellator has events on Indian reservations and I don't think they are subject to as much oversight and regulation.

Here's a report on fighter salaries for Bellator 66:

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/04/bellator-66-salaries-alvarez-100k-aoki-60k-earn-top-fighter-paydays

Hmmm. Perhaps it just isn't a headline the day after an event like the UFC.

Thanks for that link man!
1/19/13 11:22 PM
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1/20/13 11:05 PM
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These get reported from Thursday yet?
1/20/13 11:38 PM
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Its normally because of where they hold events.

We never see fighters salaries, gate and attendance figures or drug testing info from Bellator events.

Can anyone show me an article stating Bellator fighters were event tested and came back clean? I cant recall a single Bellator fighter ever popping for any PED or drugs, do they even get tested?

Bellator info is always in the dark it seems. Maybe now that they are bigger and on Spike shit will be released more.

I did see the attendance and gate numbers for the event came out.

Attendance and Gate

Bellator 85 held at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California unofficially drew 4,570 in attendance for a $138,446 gate. Of those in attendance, 2,570 were paid and about 2,000 were comps. The average paid ticket price was around $54 per ticket. These numbers have not been made official yet by the CSAC, so we will release those as soon as we get them.

At this stage, Bellator is clearly meant to be a TV product, and the most important thing for them is to get fans to come out to their events to provide a great event atmosphere for Spike TV. We also must take into account that the events are being held on Thursday nights, so booking smallish venues and filling them up should be the goal here for Bellator to provide a good TV product. Of course, as Bellator grows, expect attendance and gate numbers to grow as well, but for now expectattendance numbers between 1K-5K with a gate between $100K to $200K.
1/21/13 5:27 PM
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Never seen anything about Bellator drug tests, but I imagine any fight that's regulated by an athletic commission they have drug tests done. I don't know if they test the fighters when they have those fights on the Indian reservations and casinos.
1/21/13 5:39 PM
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Maybe because its nobodies business? Phone Post
1/21/13 7:18 PM
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TheVileOne - They have been reported before. Reporters and online websites get that information from state athletic commissions. However a lot of times Bellator has events on Indian reservations and I don't think they are subject to as much oversight and regulation.

Here's a report on fighter salaries for Bellator 66:

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/04/bellator-66-salaries-alvarez-100k-aoki-60k-earn-top-fighter-paydays

I'm sure I will, but I don't want to see another post about low pay in the UFC (Zuffa should pay more because they can afford to) after scanning this Bellator pay report (owned by Viacom). $700/$700 in 2012??? GTFO!

 

The full Bellator 66 payouts included:

Eddie Alvarez: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Shinya Aoki: $60,000

Andreas Spang: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Rogers: $15,000

Maiquel Falcao: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky: $15,000

Rick Hawn: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Lloyd Woodard: $15,000

Brent Weedman: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago Michel: $15,000

Jessica Eye: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
def. Anita Rodriguez: $2,000

John Hawk: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Marcus Vanttinen: $2,000

Attila Vegh: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Spohn: $1,800

Frank Carabello: $3,600 (includes $1,800 win bonus)
def. Donny Walker: $1,500

Julian Lane: $1,400 (includes $700 win bonus)
def. Joe Heiland: $1,250

 

 

Cindy

1/21/13 7:36 PM
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Pay should be based on revenue Cindy-O-

With that metric, Bellator IS paying FAR more than the UFC, as a % of revenue.

1/21/13 7:53 PM
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So it only takes $700 to let him bang?

1/21/13 11:07 PM
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TheVileOne - They have been reported before. Reporters and online websites get that information from state athletic commissions. However a lot of times Bellator has events on Indian reservations and I don't think they are subject to as much oversight and regulation.

Here's a report on fighter salaries for Bellator 66:

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/04/bellator-66-salaries-alvarez-100k-aoki-60k-earn-top-fighter-paydays

I'm sure I will, but I don't want to see another post about low pay in the UFC (Zuffa should pay more because they can afford to) after scanning this Bellator pay report (owned by Viacom). $700/$700 in 2012??? GTFO!

 

The full Bellator 66 payouts included:

Eddie Alvarez: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Shinya Aoki: $60,000

Andreas Spang: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Rogers: $15,000

Maiquel Falcao: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky: $15,000

Rick Hawn: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Lloyd Woodard: $15,000

Brent Weedman: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago Michel: $15,000

Jessica Eye: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
def. Anita Rodriguez: $2,000

John Hawk: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Marcus Vanttinen: $2,000

Attila Vegh: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Spohn: $1,800

Frank Carabello: $3,600 (includes $1,800 win bonus)
def. Donny Walker: $1,500

Julian Lane: $1,400 (includes $700 win bonus)
def. Joe Heiland: $1,250

 

 

Cindy

To be honest those numbers are higher than I expected to see. Of course im sure there's no huge locker room bonuses and otn bonuses like ufc. Phone Post
1/22/13 12:31 AM
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^^^ Another disgrace, IMO. Pay these men, amirite?

 

Cindy

 

 

 

P.S. *waves at Mace* How you doing???

1/22/13 12:46 AM
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So it only takes $700 to let him bang?


The ug could raise more than that, let's pay him to fight a buffalo or something

1/22/13 4:00 PM
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nachomama - This is old. I'm sure they pay better nowadays across the board. The matched the Eddie offer afterall.

A little I suppose:

http://www.mmaowl.com/2012/11/fighter-salaries-bellator-80/
1/22/13 4:18 PM
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It's ridiculous to hate on Bellator for their pay considering how low their profile is compared to the UFC. The UFC is a massive behemoth compared to Bellator, yet pays their guys peanuts compared to other pro athletes. Phone Post
1/22/13 4:25 PM
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I was on that card and a lot of people on the under card weren't signed Bellator fighters and local fighters / ticket sellers. Therefore we're paid based on their record and drawing presence.

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