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UFC91 Fight Salary

    Wed, 2008-11-19 06:21 — UsmcMotorT

    Lesnar takes home $450,000.....

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official fighter salary information for UFC 91 "Couture vs. Lesnar":

    Brock Lesnar - $450,000 ($200,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Randy Couture - $250,000

    Kenny Florian - $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Joe Stevenson - $35,000

    Gabriel Gonzaga - $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Josh Hendricks - $8,000

    Dustin Hazelett - $28,000 ($11,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Tamdan McCrory - $10,000

    Demian Maia - $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Nate Quarry - $25,000

    Aaron Riley - $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Jorge Gurgel - $10,000

    Jeremy Stephens - $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Rafael dos Anjos - $4,000

    Mark Bocek - $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Alvin Robinson - $7,000

    Matt Brown - $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
    def.
    Ryan Thomas - $3,000

    Credit: MMAWeekly.com

    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    UsmcMotorT;23597 wrote:

    Ryan Thomas - $3,000

    Credit: MMAWeekly.com

    Bad for the sport™.

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    DeltaSigChi4;23723 wrote:
    Bad for the sport™.

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    obviously, Ryan Thomas didn't think so or he wouldn't have signed the contract.

    the ability to tell his sponsors that he's fighting in the UFC, gives him more sponsorship money and exposure for future endeavors.

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    overcat;23733 wrote:
    obviously, Ryan Thomas didn't think so or he wouldn't have signed the contract.

    the ability to tell his sponsors that he's fighting in the UFC, gives him more sponsorship money and exposure for future endeavors.

    Just to set the record straight about Thomas. I have trained with him quite a bit in the past and he is a friend of mine. When the UFC called him (his manager) it was on 2 weeks notice to fight Ben Saunders. Ryan had to lose alot of weight about 25 pounds in short notice and he signed an entry level deal with the UFC (thats what he called it). Anyway he was very excited. fighting in the UFC was his dream and the money and dropping weight in short notice wasnt a big deal. He is still a young guy and just finishing his senior year of college so $3,000 is alot of money to him right now not to mention the Tapout deal he signed for his two fights.

    Now, with all that said I do think the fighters sometimes get under paid. But there has to be a bottom of the pay scale and there are so many guys trying to come up the UFC isnt going to pay all of them $25,000 or more a fight until they are proven. At the end of the day its still a business and nobody is ever in business to lose money.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    yesterday some friends were asking me why it is that mma fighters arent paid as much as boxers.....why is that??

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    There are people who join the military service out of financial necessity as well. It doesn't mean that when their parts are blown to every end of a shitty neighborhood on Route X-Ray in IraK, it's not bad. :rolleyes:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23736 wrote:
    There are people who join the military service out of financial necessity as well. It doesn't mean that when their parts are blown to every end of a shitty neighborhood on Route X-Ray in IraK, it's not bad. :rolleyes:

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    that has absolutely nothing to do with choosing to sign a bout agreement with the biggest MMA organization in the world.

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    It's an analogy. And it has plenty.

    He deserves more. Consider how much ZUFFA, LLC. rakes in from exploiting the sport. Exploiting it and sucking it dry like a cancer; an incurable cancer to the sport.

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    DeltaSigChi4;23744 wrote:
    It's an analogy. And it has plenty.

    He deserves more. Consider how much ZUFFA, LLC. rakes in from exploiting the sport. Exploiting it and sucking it dry like a cancer; an incurable cancer to the sport.

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    exploiting the sport? the word you are looking for his promoting the sport. if it weren't for Zuffa run organizations (UFC and WEC), what would you be watching on a regular basis?

    Pride? Bodog? IFL? WFA? EliteXC?

    sorry, but the last time I checked, Zuffa is the only stable and consistent MMA organization.

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    Yeah, SHOOTO® is not stable. :rolleyes:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23748 wrote:
    Yeah, SHOOTO® is not stable. :rolleyes:

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    let us know the next time Shooto is on free t.v. featuring some of the best talent in the sport.

    while you're at it, let us know when Shooto is on live PPV too! LOL

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    Yep, if it's not on MTV™, it's not real. :rolleyes:

    Never happened. Nice attitude. :cool:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23757 wrote:
    Yep, if it's not on MTV™, it's not real. :rolleyes:

    Never happened. Nice attitude. :cool:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23757 wrote:
    Yep, if it's not on MTV™, it's not real. :rolleyes:

    Never happened. Nice attitude. :cool:

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    we are talking about promoting the sport.

    Zuffa offers shows on free t.v. and PPV. they also offer shows at venues that people in this country can attend in person.

    what exactly does Shooto offer, other than online clips of shows that already happened? :rolleyes:

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    overcat;23758 wrote:
    we are talking about promoting the sport.

    Zuffa offers shows on free t.v. and PPV. they also offer shows at venues that people in this country can attend in person.

    what exactly does Shooto offer, other than online clips of shows that already happened? :rolleyes:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23763 wrote:

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    yes, we believe you now. did you have fun at the show? it sure looks like it!

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    just to recap, this all started with you criticizing Zuffa, after Ryan Thomas willingly signed the bout agreement they offered him.

    to put things in persepctive, Shooto either offered him nothing or not enough to make it worth his while.

    that makes Shooto more at fault, than the company that paid Thomas and promoted him to the masses on PPV.

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    Thomas' bout was NOT aired on pay-per-view.

    Moreover, he may very well may have gotten paid more at a Toughman® competition. :rolleyes:

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    DeltaSigChi4;23767 wrote:
    Thomas' bout was NOT aired on pay-per-view.

    Moreover, he may very well may have gotten paid more at a Toughman® competition. :rolleyes:

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    actually EVERY fight on the UFC 91 card was aired on PPV.

    thanks for proving how little you know. :rolleyes:

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    *shrugs*

    I attended the event. You know, LIVE. In a seat. Et cetera.

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    DeltaSigChi4;23769 wrote:
    *shrugs*

    I attended the event. You know, LIVE. In a seat. Et cetera.

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    so you're a hypocrite? you think Zuffa and their fans suck, but you attend their events.

    ...you also exposed yourself as someone who speaks before knowing all the facts. you should feel proud.

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    I attend not to line the pockets of Dana White and those other gumbas, but to support the sport. You know - the fighters. I also attend a plethora of other Mixed Martial Arts events as well. You know, the ones NOT on MTV®.

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    DeltaSigChi4;23771 wrote:
    I attend not to line the pockets of Dana White and those other gumbas, but to support the sport. You know - the fighters. I also attend a plethora of other Mixed Martial Arts events as well. You know, the ones NOT on MTV®.

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    you just got exposed as a misinformed hypocrite, now you're trying to dicktuck and imply you go to Zuffa shows to support the fighters...the funny thing is Zuffa is the one paying the fighters and promoting them, with or without you in attendance.

    ...and if you're trying to be cute by hinting at the fact that Spike is a subsidiary of MTV, well guess what Sherlock...MTV is a subsidiary of Viacom, which happens to be a major media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks.

    Zuffa's relationship with Spike allows them promote fighters to the masses, which gives these fighters household names. this in turn, gives fighters the ability to attain large sponsorship contracts and increase enrollment at their academies.

    Good for the sport™.

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    DeltaSigChi4's picture

    Certainly. Brock Lesnar is "good for the sport" in the eyes of some that look to de-evolve the sport at the cost of a quick buck. TUF® has been Bad for the sport™. We're not going to agree on such matters. We could post here about our different perspectives and viewpoints until the end of days and it wouldn't change anything. I attend more Mixed Martial Arts events than most because I support the sport. I don't need to defend that to anyone, and certainly not to you.

    ZUFFA, LLC. did outstanding in regards to giving "fighters the ability to attain large sponsorship contracts" when they banned Affliction® clothing from any broadcasts and illegally barred fighters from maintaining sponsorships with the company. And over 90% of the ZUFFA, LLC. contracted fighters don't own their own academies, Mr. Stiglitz.

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    DeltaSigChi4;23773 wrote:
    Certainly. Brock Lesnar is "good for the sport" in the eyes of some that look to de-evolve the sport at the cost of a quick buck. TUF® has been Bad for the sport™. We're not going to agree on such matters. We could post here about our different perspectives and viewpoints until the end of days and it wouldn't change anything. I attend more Mixed Martial Arts events than most because I support the sport. I don't need to defend that to anyone, and certainly not to you.

    ZUFFA, LLC. did outstanding in regards to giving "fighters the ability to attain large sponsorship contracts" when they banned Affliction® clothing from any broadcasts and illegally barred fighters from maintaining sponsorships with the company. And over 90% of the ZUFFA, LLC. contracted fighters don't own their own academies, Mr. Stiglitz.

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    Brock Lesnar is a superior athlete who won the 2000 NCAA division I heavyweight wrestling title. to imply he isn't a real athlete and a student of the game is sheer ignorance.

    TUF has helped launch the careers of fighters such as the UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, the UFC #1 lightweight contender Kenny Florian, the former UFC #1 lightweight contender Joe Stevenson, top welterweight contenders Diego Sanchez and Josh Koscheck, as well as Mike Swick, Stephan Bonnar, Keith Jardine, Michael Bisping, Nate Diaz, Mac Danzig, and many others. TUF also helped rejuvenate Matt Serra's career and gave him a shot at the welterweight title, which he won. that in itself has been a huge boost to the enrollment at Serra's schools in New York.

    to say that TUF is "bad for the sport" without stating the good, shows a very narrow mind.

    as for your nonsense about Affliction, Zuffa contracts include non-compete clauses. Affliction decided to compete with the UFC, so they were banned from the UFC. there is nothing illegal about that. Zuffa is a private company and they can disallow any company from profiting off of their success. furthermore, Affliction only sponsored famous fighters such as Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Rampage, GSP, etc. I don't think guys like that have any problem finding new sponsors.

    your "90%" claim of Zuffa fighters not having thier own academies is clearly a number you made up off the top of your head. most of the fighters that don't already have a school like B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian, Joe Stevenson, Matt Serra, Matt Hughes, etc. more than likely teach at one such as what Joe Stevenson, Kendall Grove, and Rude Boy used to do for Marc Laimon before they opened their own schools. the more students they attract to the school, equals more money they are paid to teach classes and privates. it's also not hard to believe that young fighters such as Josh Koscheck (who used to coach wrestling) will probably open his own school once his fighting career is over.

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    I don't care if he won eighteen NCAA division I titles, his record was 2-1 in Mixed Martial Arts. I don't know of a single combat sport on the face of this earth that has ever had a 2-1 fighter vying for a Championship title. There is a reason he was vying - the good ole' American greenback. Despicable. And anyone who is a fanboy/fangirl and doesn't see it is probably a TUF®-era gnub.

    TUF® is bad for the sport.

    I like your 180 on ZUFFA, LLC. make it possible for fighters to attain sponsorship. You should work for them. Maybe the propaganda department.

    Joe Stevenson and Kendall Grove didn't teach at CKJJ before opening their own gyms. Rude Boy might have, but as far as I know, I never saw him teach a class I went to. These were the instructors there for the years I went: Jeff Glover; Scotty Bieri; Sonny Nohara; Sim Go; Useless Gomez [kid's]; and obviously Marc Laimon. Can you notice no Stevenson? Notice no Grove? But hey, you know more about anything than anyone, so carry on. :cool:

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    damn...first this Delta guy claimed the Brown-Thomas fight wasn't on PPV (when it was), then he says he was at the Brock fight in the UFC (a title fight and a promotion he claims to despise), now he's wrong about the CK coaches.

    here's one other thing worth pointing out...Delta said: "I don't know of a single combat sport on the face of this earth that has ever had a 2-1 fighter vying for a Championship title."

    -Steve Jennum won UFC 3 with a 0-0 MMA record (and no NCAA titles) leading into his title fight.

    if I were you Delta, I'd just walk away from this thread. I've never seen this level of self-ownage on one thread in a long time! :eek:

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    I'm not done here. I'll be in attendance at WEC® 37 tomorrow as well. :o

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    That's funny, I am fairly world-traveled and all, but I've attended two [2] SHOOTO® Mixed Martial Arts cards in this very country, the United States of America. Must NOT have been at venues that people in this country could attend; maybe secret underground fightclub® venues. *shrugs* :o

    SHOOTO - The Arrival Ch.1 | Irvine

    SHOOTO - Unleashed | Honolulu

    Source: http://www.myspace.com/hp1

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    DeltaSigChi4;23759 wrote:
    That's funny, I am fairly world-traveled and all, but I've attended two [2] SHOOTO® Mixed Martial Arts cards in this very country, the United States of America. Must NOT have been at venues that people in this country could attend; maybe secret underground fightclub® venues. *shrugs* :o

    SHOOTO - The Arrival Ch.1 | Irvine

    SHOOTO - Unleashed | Honolulu

    Source: http://www.myspace.com/hp1

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    what channels were they televised on?

    what superstars were on the cards?

    i can't believe anyone would seriously try to compare Shooto to the reach and impact Zuffa events have in this country. LOL

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