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Biggest MMA purse ever?

    Sat, 2006-10-07 16:31 — Gumby

    Rumor has it that Tito Ortiz will be making 1 million dollars for fighting Ken Shamrock on SpikeTV this tuesday. This would be him rarified company indeed; people who have made over 1 million in a single MMA fight. The only other people I can think of who have commanded this is much is Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie (who's rumored 2 million for fighting Funaki is the largest purse ever). There may be other million dollar paydays out there (and certain fighters have made over 1 million in a year thanks to endorsements and the like). Not bad for a sport relatively new in the United States, I hope to see those numbers higher of course:

    Peanuts compared to boxing however, I'm trying to find records of the largest boxing purses. The first million dollar payday for boxing I believe was the Rumble in the Jungle between Ali and Foreman.

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    cshudson's picture

    Thats awesome, wish i was good enough to get a fight like for that much, if i won i would retire.:D

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    KibunInc's picture

    That would be good to have a one million dollar purse for fight most people do not care about. It would be great to see larger purses in this sport like there are in boxing.

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    lucifer_z28's picture

    KibunInc wrote:
    That would be good to have a one million dollar purse for fight most people do not care about. It would be great to see larger purses in this sport like there are in boxing.

    well put pretty sure the only people that wanted to see them fight again is meat heads who have no clue about mma or good fighters. and what the hell is it with the rematches.they should work in new talent there are alot of guys that desserve title shots but were stuck watching AA VS tim silvia, lidell VS coutoure Ect Ect.
    just my 2 cents
    :D

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    KenNitro's picture

    Golf= best paid sport. You could come in last and still make 20k

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    cshudson's picture

    i'll second that, Golf I like it.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    yeah in boxing they do make a lot more money, and also theres a lot of money circulating in bets and all that.....best paid sport is basketball right??
    yeah, i think mma will up its purses though, its been growing pretty fast of late...

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    cshudson's picture

    In my opinion i do Think MMA is the most exciting sport today.

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    KibunInc's picture

    I feel MMA is growing very fast and will be one of the top sports one day.

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