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9/23/13 11:13 AM
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...than both nfl stars combined.

": deserves to get paid like his brothers. " Lol he makes more!

 

haha you make $2 million dollar base salary. Hook up with your agent or with .

 

@supernorms @JonnyBones @RosenhausSports @Chan95Jones@malkikawa I'm telling you he makes more then me and @Chan95Jonestogether.

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/9/23/4761654/arthur-jones-says-ufc-champ-jon-jones-makes-more-than-both-nfl-star

9/23/13 11:16 AM
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"Arthur has a one year contract with a base pay of $2,023,000 while Chandler has a four year deal worth a total of $8,172,552 ($7,421,215 guaranteed). $4,384,000 is a signing bonus and they have his base pay structured out so that he only makes $761,522 in base pay this year -- not exactly a bad thing given the large signing bonus.

The idea that Jones makes as much as them might seem slightly hard to believe but when you factor in sponsorships (even if people tend to think fighters make more from sponsor deals than is reality) and base pay plus the always hard to pin down undisclosed bonuses, it's shouldn't really be that far fetched that he's making $4,000,000 a year ($2mil a fight the past two years)."

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/9/23/4761654/arthur-jones-says-ufc-champ-jon-jones-makes-more-than-both-nfl-star

9/23/13 11:22 AM
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Sorry for the title, he makes more money than both of them combined...not twice the ammount.

9/23/13 11:26 AM
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Not surprising.  He should be making no less than $2-$3M per fight.  Plus I can't imagine the Nike deal is less than $1M per year.  I'm sure Anderson is up there and with GSP's PPV sales he has to make a fair amount more.

9/23/13 11:28 AM
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BOZY - Bones deserves every penny he gets. Guy is a warrior with no quit. I have nothing but Respect for him after Saturday night. Phone Post
True that. He showed he's got heart. True champion no matter what people may think of him personally. Phone Post 3.0
9/23/13 11:29 AM
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Bones is one of the 4-5 most recognizable fighters in MMA. It makes sense that sponsors would put him at that earning level.
9/23/13 11:34 AM
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Jones really won me over Saturday night. Knew he was gifted but didn't know he has that heart. Deserves every penny he gets. Phone Post 3.0
9/23/13 11:37 AM
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Jonny Bones money trumps Silva money
9/23/13 12:28 PM
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lol at the guy trying to instigate something... i bet he stil cant believe Jones makes more than both his brothers combined.

9/23/13 12:34 PM
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I don't see how this is far fetched.  The guy is the lb for lb #1 fighter in professional MMA (arguably).  So he doesn't make nearly as much as the #1 athlete in the other major sports.

9/23/13 12:38 PM
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His brothers don't have contracts with Nike and Gatorade like Jon does. They could be Nike athletes but they aren't getting even close to the same push or money from them.

Good for Bones he deserves more. Phone Post
9/23/13 2:06 PM
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He's worth it.

9/23/13 2:12 PM
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That conversation is hilarious. Why would someone's older brother lie about their little brother making more money than them? Supernorms is a dink.
9/23/13 2:12 PM
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Throws a wrench in the fighters getting paid chump change argument. Makes you wonder how much money people like joe Layton and stuff are making. Bet you things aren't as bad for mid level stars and higher as people think Phone Post 3.0
9/23/13 2:34 PM
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Encouraging to hear.

Gus made him look mortal yet incredible all in the same fight. Jon persevered and then some (though his boxing looked pretty awful).

I hope to god Jones at least makes in the neighborhood of eight to ten million a years. His PPV numbers needs to improve and companies like Gatorade need to commit long term. But jesus UFC champions like JBJ in the higher weigh-classes should at least make that much.
9/23/13 2:37 PM
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thatcpjguy - Throws a wrench in the fighters getting paid chump change argument. Makes you wonder how much money people like joe Layton and stuff are making. Bet you things aren't as bad for mid level stars and higher as people think Phone Post 3.0

No one has ever said that GSP, Anderson, Jones, Cain, or other UFC superstarts are underpaid. 

9/23/13 2:43 PM
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thatcpjguy - Throws a wrench in the fighters getting paid chump change argument. Makes you wonder how much money people like joe Layton and stuff are making. Bet you things aren't as bad for mid level stars and higher as people think Phone Post 3.0
Wrong.

That's like saying since Floyd pulled in 45 million or whatever it was, I'm sure the lower level boxers make more than we think. Phone Post
9/23/13 3:18 PM
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Isn't chandler jones making 55 millions in 4 years or something insane Phone Post 3.0
9/23/13 4:46 PM
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& this is why I said, I'd be interested to hear the Jones' conversations in 20 years...who has more bank, esp. compared to who has more aches & injuries. If more athletes of the Jones' caliber decide fighting 2-3 times a year for 10-13 years for really good money is better than slamming your head against a wall 18 times a year for 4-5 years for really good money, I wonder if MMA will get better athletes in it. It's a little amusing when Rogan goes on about Jones' athleticism (esp. compared to other MMA guys), yet Jonny can't even dunk a basketball (i.e., the best athletes currently are in football & basketball).
9/23/13 4:53 PM
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What about flacco money?!
9/23/13 5:13 PM
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Did anyone think he didn't make more? Phone Post
9/23/13 5:13 PM
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Anyone who believes Jon Jones makes more than both of his NFL star brothers combined is off base. Way off base. Chandler Jones was a first round draft pick, 21st overall. Arthur is a proven starter on a super bowl team. These guys are making huge money. Jon is very well compensated I'm sure, but he's not making more than his brothers combined. Not even close.
9/23/13 5:14 PM
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liquidmuse3 - & this is why I said, I'd be interested to hear the Jones' conversations in 20 years...who has more bank, esp. compared to who has more aches & injuries. If more athletes of the Jones' caliber decide fighting 2-3 times a year for 10-13 years for really good money is better than slamming your head against a wall 18 times a year for 4-5 years for really good money, I wonder if MMA will get better athletes in it. It's a little amusing when Rogan goes on about Jones' athleticism (esp. compared to other MMA guys), yet Jonny can't even dunk a basketball (i.e., the best athletes currently are in football & basketball).

My friend and I talk about this all the time. Jones isnt even that great of a fighter, he's just a decent athlete, I'm not taking anthing away from him or the other fighters in the UFC, but most of them arent physically athletic at all. When you start seeing guys like that are in the NFL who are 350 lbs, can box jump a house, and run the 40 in 4.5 seconds, bench press a truck, and are as agile as a cat, then you will be seeing some real talent. People were impressed with Brock when he came in, with how big and fast he was, and he would be a scrub in the NFL. When the money becomes better, and those type of athletes start entering the UFC, it'll be a whole new sport. 


Unreal that there are supposed MMA fans that actually think Jones is not a great fighter. Im a decent athlete too. I guess that means i should quit my job and pursue becoming a UFC champ
9/23/13 5:21 PM
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Let's not forget that Jon is always one punch away from losing the huge pay days. He almost lost them less than 48 hours ago. Arthur and Chandler can have bad plays, bad games, whatever. As long as their fairly consistent, their money isn't going anywhere. They have guaranteed contracts for millions and millions of dollars. Their money and their careers are much more secure. Maybe over the course of one year where Jon defends the title 4 times he could make more than his brothers combined, but it's one year. One very rare year. Those kind of years don't last in MMA.
9/23/13 5:36 PM
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crwhitlock - Let's not forget that Jon is always one punch away from losing the huge pay days. He almost lost them less than 48 hours ago. Arthur and Chandler can have bad plays, bad games, whatever. As long as their fairly consistent, their money isn't going anywhere. They have guaranteed contracts for millions and millions of dollars. Their money and their careers are much more secure. Maybe over the course of one year where Jon defends the title 4 times he could make more than his brothers combined, but it's one year. One very rare year. Those kind of years don't last in MMA.
You have no idea what you are talking about.

Jon Jones most certainly could be making more than both his brothers. Making millions pretty fight and fighting 2-3 times a year, sponsorships. Plus, his brothers are not stars and do not have guaranteed contracts, as the NFL does not have guaranteed contracts. So his brothers are just an injury away from losing their paydays as well. Phone Post

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