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9/12/13 7:13 AM
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According to this site Matt Riddle made 40k in 2011<br /><br />http://www.mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fighter-salary-database/salary-main/ufc-fighter-salaries.html

IN 2012 he was paid 15k/15k with a win bonus he made 155k

UFC 143:
Matt Riddle: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Henry Martinez: $6,000
Riddle def. Martinez via submission

UFC 149:
Matt Riddle: $95,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

UFC 154:
Matthew Riddle: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)

9/12/13 7:27 AM
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bad1121 - 
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Ben Saunders -  Damn... $162,000 a year?

Must have been nice... :( Phone Post

Can somebody explain that? Is it sponsor money? There's bigger names who fight on main cards who don't make that.

 


I'm guessing it includes the money they gave him in private.

 

Didn't he win some "of the night" bonuses? That could be it. Phone Post 3.0

Yes, see my post above yours.

He made year 160k in 2012 with the 3 wins and 1 win bonus.

But had he lost, he could have made 45k in 2012.

9/12/13 7:28 AM
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mr1709 - Theres no way he makes 162k a year dana bsing

and lol @ works 3 times a year. Shows what disregard dana holds to fighters. Training for a fight is really taxing on the body and you have to train at least 2 months prior to the fight.

It was a little weird how they were bad mouthing him for failing a drug test when chael did the exact same thing...but for performance enhancers
Riddle failed numerous times. Chael is on TRT and went over. That can be fixed. Riddle smoking pot can not Phone Post 3.0
9/12/13 7:36 AM
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Anyone taking Riddle's side is a full retard
9/12/13 7:42 AM
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FinestScotch -

Riddle definitely on that victim syndrome.

Good enough to be 4-0 in his last 4 fights in the UFC, gets popped for weed, talks shit about everyone.

Gets injured in training with a shittier contract in a shittier org, fight cancelled, talks shit about everyone.

No blame on him, he did nothing to put himself in this situation.

 

He also said he'd never go back to the UFC, so what fuckin point is there to busting his ass in these smaller orgs? Sorry, the guy fucked himself. No sympathy. He can work every day like most other people and think back about how awful it was before... or something.

Pretty much exactly what I came here to post. Well said! Phone Post 3.0
9/12/13 8:08 AM
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Sub for later Phone Post
9/12/13 8:20 AM
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Riddle rooted his own career Phone Post
9/12/13 9:12 AM
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Does Dana just sit around waiting for something to go off about?

Sometimes less is more.

Cindy O., tell him that in those exact words, "Sometimes, LESS is MORE."

He could have just said, "We paid him and treated him more than fairly, he just couldn't pass the drug test. Nobody to blame but himself."
9/12/13 10:34 AM
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The problem is...Dana is always saying "we pay the fighters, etc..." But nobody believes him until he starts saying numbers.

Heck even when he says the numbers people still don't believe him Phone Post
9/12/13 10:37 AM
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9/12/13 10:46 AM
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Gobulcoque - Am I the only one that finds this whole interview embarrassing for the UFC? Why are they even talking about him, and why feel the need to expose the guys earnings and then berate and bully him on national TV? Well I guess dickbag Dana was never one to take the high road.
Dana is an immature little man.

He will get his someday. And I will relish in it. Phone Post
Pot. Kettle. Black. Phone Post 3.0
9/12/13 10:58 AM
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Well then why is thaigo silva still in ufc when he usues fake urine for roids and smokes weed.


162k a year my ass
9/12/13 11:04 AM
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it is what it is.

9/12/13 11:18 AM
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man meets fate - Well then why is thaigo silva still in ufc when he usues fake urine for roids and smokes weed.


162k a year my ass

From February 2012 to February 2013, he fought 4 times. He was on a $15K+ $15K contract. In those 12 months, he won all 4 fights and 1 SOTN bonus which paid him an additional $65K. That's $185K in 12 months not including sponsors, other bonuses, etc... However, I believe he lost 2 win bonuses and his OTN bonus for failing drug tests, so he probably made closer to $90K, but that was his fault. The guy realistically could have made $250K in those 12 months if he could have passed drug tests.
9/12/13 11:20 AM
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Also, I like how Dana takes a shot at Bellator by saying they won't give him a fight until January and how the UFC has to give so many fights per their contract, yet he conveniently leaves out that Riddle is scheduled to fight on September 20th, but he got hurt and backed out. They then said he could get a fight in January. That's 2 fights they are offering him in 4 months.
9/12/13 11:22 AM
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Hope they can put the differences aside and give Matt another chance :( Phone Post 3.0
9/12/13 11:26 AM
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man meets fate - Well then why is thaigo silva still in ufc when he usues fake urine for roids and smokes weed.


162k a year my ass
Light heavyweight has under 40 fighters and really needs every top 15 talented fighter they've got. Welterweight has over 70, I think it was 80 before Riddle got cut. He failed 2 drug tests in less than a year and he isn't really considered near the top of his division.

When the UFC is looking to cut roster space they aren't going to look at top 15 fighters in their thinnest divisions, they're going to pick people that are expendable in their division with 80 other fighters in it. Phone Post
9/12/13 11:29 AM
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Allen Hood - Hope they can put the differences aside and give Matt another chance :( Phone Post 3.0
He's locked into a Bellator contract now, nothing the UFC can do. Phone Post
9/12/13 11:33 AM
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Doesn't the UFC hand out money back stage after the show in the form of "undisclosed bonuses"? And as the name suggests, aren't those numbers kept private? If so, how can uninformed fans know for sure how much a fighter makes? Phone Post 3.0
9/12/13 11:37 AM
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Chupacabro - Doesn't the UFC hand out money back stage after the show in the form of "undisclosed bonuses"? And as the name suggests, aren't those numbers kept private? If so, how can uninformed fans know for sure how much a fighter makes? Phone Post 3.0

We can't, but I also wouldn't take every single thing Dana says, especially when it makes the UFC look better, as 100% fact either.
9/12/13 1:39 PM
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mr1709 = Funny lil' guy Phone Post
9/12/13 1:44 PM
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He should called Mayhem Miller in for reinforcements Phone Post
9/12/13 1:50 PM
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9/12/13 1:52 PM
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I give the UFC and Dana shit but I agree this time Matt has got to take responsibilty

9/12/13 2:27 PM
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Was a fan of his but man is he going to regret his choices he made this year. Phone Post 3.0

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