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UFC 102 Disclosed Salaries

    Tue, 2009-09-01 15:31 — chernobyl kid

    Spoiler: UFC 102 Disclosed Salaries
    August 31, 2009, 1:20 am

    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $400,000 ($250,000 to show, $150,000 to win) def. Randy Couture: $250,000

    Thiago Silva: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win) def. Keith Jardine: $55,000

    Jake Rosholt: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win) def. Chris Leben: $30,000

    Nate Marquardt: $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win) def. Demian Maia: $28,000

    Brandon Vera: $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win) def. Krzystzof Soszynski: $8,000

    Aaron Simpson: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win) def. Ed Herman: $24,000

    Gabriel Gonzaga: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win) def. Chris Tuchscherer: $10,000

    Mike Russow: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win) def. Justin McCully: $15,000

    Todd Duffee: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win) def. Tim Hague: ($7,000)

    Mark Munoz: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win) def. Nick Catone: $5,000

    Evan Dunham: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win) def. Marcus Aurelio: $13,000

    Total disclosed payroll for UFC 102: $1,285,000

    Fight of the Night Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
    Knockout of the Night Nate Marquardt
    Submission of the Night - Jake Rosholt

    Each fighter received $60,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries. The highly anticipated event drew 16,088 fans for a $1.92 million gate

    overcat's picture

    three harmonies;24932 wrote:
    Growing, sure. But only $7000 for a base fighter to show up???? That can easily be a hospital bill at the end of the night! Someone is getting rich, it sure as hell ain't the majority of the fighters! I guess that is how White affords a Ferrari or two eh:o

    you still don't understand the difference between "disclosed salary" and what they actually make after sponsorships, endorsements, bonuses, and PPV percentage? Couture and Nogueira both made over a million each, while opening up future opportunities.

    as for guys like Tim Hague, who made a $7,000 base salary. That's a lot considering he got KO'd in a UFC-record 7 seconds. where else in the world can a guy make $1,000 a second at work? LOL

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    KibunInc's picture

    Ahhh a thousand dollars a second...nice. Where have you been overcat???

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    three harmonies's picture

    I do understand the difference. I also understand the effects of long term brain damage. $1000 a second sounds nice, until you can't remember your little girls name!
    Both Randy and Nog have been around a LONG time! Not quite apples to apples.

    All a matter of perspective I am sure. To each their own.

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    overcat's picture

    three harmonies;24947 wrote:
    I do understand the difference. I also understand the effects of long term brain damage. $1000 a second sounds nice, until you can't remember your little girls name!
    Both Randy and Nog have been around a LONG time! Not quite apples to apples.

    All a matter of perspective I am sure. To each their own.

    way to contradict yourself in the same post. LOL

    Couture and Nogueira have been around a long time indeed and they have taken more punishment than Tim Hague...and guess what? Both of them are intelligent guys. This isn't boxing where the athletes take hundreds of shots to the head per fight.

    you really are a noob to this whole MMA thing aren't you?

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    three harmonies's picture

    Experienced enough to know the serious long term damage that can occur with repeated strikes to the head. Of course MMA is safer than boxing, but that does not negate the damage still inflicted with concussive blows to the head. Your argument is like saying getting hit by a Yugo is safer than getting hit by a Greyhound. Of course it is, but you are still getting hit!

    As nice as Randy and Nog are, I would hesitate to say they have never taken on brain damage, and intelligence is relative. Besides only time will tell. Nog is the same age as me and his face is a mess from the punishment he has taken.

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    overcat's picture

    three harmonies;24978 wrote:
    Experienced enough to know the serious long term damage that can occur with repeated strikes to the head. Of course MMA is safer than boxing, but that does not negate the damage still inflicted with concussive blows to the head. Your argument is like saying getting hit by a Yugo is safer than getting hit by a Greyhound. Of course it is, but you are still getting hit!

    As nice as Randy and Nog are, I would hesitate to say they have never taken on brain damage, and intelligence is relative. Besides only time will tell. Nog is the same age as me and his face is a mess from the punishment he has taken.

    first you implied Tim Hague's 7-second KO loss was going to cause him to "forget his little girl's name." any doctor can tell you a clean KO will not turn him into a vegetable. Hague also has a son, not a daughter.

    secondly, what do facial scars have to do with brain trauma? Nogueira is a jiu-jitsu fighter that has only been stopped once in his career, which is when he took a fight with Mir, only a few weeks after being hospitalized with a serious staph infection. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear your explanation on how his facial scars will effect his cognitive awareness in the future.

    lastly, when a fighter is KO'd, they suffer a concussion and become unconscious from the strike. This is not a debate. It is the anatomy of a KO. Troy Aikman suffered 10 concussions during his NFL career, yet he has reported no symptoms from them. He retired from the NFL 9 seasons ago and he is currently an Emmy Award winning NFL color commentator working for Fox.

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    three harmonies's picture

    Yeah, you win bro.
    I, nor you, can "prove" brain damage, so I freely admit I speculate. "Facial scars" do not = brain damage, but the facial scars are indicative of percussive force, yes?

    I feel I am arguing with a 15 year old kid. I never said Hague anything! I was using it as a general example of one symptom of concussions, memory loss.

    And again I never said football was "better" or "less dangerous" than MMA. I am sure Aikman has more "symptoms" than what you see on TV.

    Believe what you wish, I was offering an opinion. Flame someone else, I am not interested.

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    three harmonies;24981 wrote:
    Yeah, you win bro.
    I, nor you, can "prove" brain damage, so I freely admit I speculate. "Facial scars" do not = brain damage, but the facial scars are indicative of percussive force, yes?

    yes, facial scars are indicative of percussive force. so are black eyes and bruised ribs, but I don't see anyone going around trying to work those ailments into a discussion about brain trauma.

    three harmonies;24981 wrote:
    I feel I am arguing with a 15 year old kid. I never said Hague anything! I was using it as a general example of one symptom of concussions, memory loss.

    you said and I quote: "I do understand the difference. I also understand the effects of long term brain damage. $1000 a second sounds nice, until you can't remember your little girls name!"

    considering Tim Hague is the only one that got paid $1000 a second at UFC 102, you were in fact referring to him. by the way, a 15 year old kid on a high school debate team wouldn't assume one KO loss would result in a dude turning into a complete vegetable.

    three harmonies;24981 wrote:
    And again I never said football was "better" or "less dangerous" than MMA. I am sure Aikman has more "symptoms" than what you see on TV.

    Believe what you wish, I was offering an opinion. Flame someone else, I am not interested.

    Troy Aikman has gone on record stating that he hasn't suffered any side effects from the 10 concussions he received during his playing days. He has also praised the NFL's new testing for concussions.* sorry bro, but I think everyone is inclined to believe his words about his own health over your speculation.

    *source: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2894223

    try not to be so sensitive. you were offering a very misguided opinion. when you do so openly, expect someone to call you on it.

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    three harmonies's picture

    Thank you so much.

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    KibunInc's picture

    I am going to jump in here primarily because I am bored right now. When it comes to brain damage it is possible to cause brain damage with a single punch. Heck people have died from a single hit but it is rare. A good friend of mine (Named Ancie Gideon) was a USBA boxing champion (I think around the 120 lbs class), he punched an opponent once and put him in a wheel chair for life. Yeah probably a one in a million shot. :confused:

    I have seen fighters over the years (18 years of MT experience), who got noticably mentally slow from being hit and other fighters that appear to have no side affects from being hit. I wish doctors knew why some fighters suffer brain damage and some do not to the same extent. :cool:

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    KibunInc's picture

    Thanks for the info. I always enojoy seeing how much more the fighters make now days to compare to a few years ago. I am glad to see the sport growing. :)

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    three harmonies's picture

    Growing, sure. But only $7000 for a base fighter to show up???? That can easily be a hospital bill at the end of the night! Someone is getting rich, it sure as hell ain't the majority of the fighters! I guess that is how White affords a Ferrari or two eh:o

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    KibunInc's picture

    Yes a low base salary but the same for boxing. With the exception that the top guys in boxing make a whole lot more.

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    three harmonies's picture

    No different IMO, boxing salaries and MMA salaries. A lot of abuse to get to the top, and then even at the top you start with nothing! Not worth it IMO, but to each their own.
    I liked Monson's idea of a union to help make the wages a little more even, and to prevent the promoters/owners from raping their fighters!

    Jake

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    KibunInc's picture

    Sounds good, I am for the fighters getting paid what they are worth.

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