View Full Version : Whats the Highest Payday ....


AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:06 AM
..... an mma fighter has got...i think chuck liddel not sure witch fight it was but i herd he got about 2 mill for it..... fukin ufc is super cheap cant even properly pay their fighters.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:10 AM
nothing much to do with this thread but most first time ufc fighters get a payday of $ 1,500 thas jus relle sad compared to boxers that get well over 200 Grand for their first fight

Verstyle
08-15-2007, 01:17 AM
nothing much to do with this thread but most first time ufc fighters get a payday of $ 1,500 thas jus relle sad compared to boxers that get well over 200 Grand for their first fight

sarcasm or not.This is the dumbest post I've read in a week.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:19 AM
y is it dumb llol im jus statin the facts haha

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:23 AM
for anyone thinkin im makin b/s up bout the 1,500 doller pay days check this link out http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2006/10/07/news/sports/local/121948.txt

Here is the part for people that dun wanna read the whole thing:

Like many mixed martial artists, Brilz's background is in wrestling. While at Omaha Central High School he won a Nebraska Class A state championship in 1993. He went on to compete for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he compiled a 63-34 record and was a three-time academic All-American.

Brilz has been an assistant coach for the Mavericks since 2000. He says it's not uncommon to take a busload of his wrestlers to watch when he fights close to home.

The first year he joined the UNO coaching staff he also began competing in MMA, basically on a whim.

"It was sort of spur of the moment, and Ireally enjoyed it," Brilz said. "I really missed the competition, and it gave me the chance to learn new techniques."

And as Brilz found out, expanding his repertoire beyond grappling was a necessity.

"I was pretty naive, like with the boxing aspect," he said. "I thought you just went out there and threw a punch. I didn't realize there was a ton of technique involved."

In addition to learning kick-boxing and jiu jitsu, Brilz trains heavily with weights on cardio. That's a lot of time an effort to put in when he earns somewhere "between $1,500 and a couple thousand dollars" per fight.

In UFC the paydays would go up substantially. Main eventers can get seven figures per fight when pay-per-view bonuses are included, although undercard fighters make just a small fraction of that. But whether he gets there or not, Brilz is enjoying what he's doing.

Verstyle
08-15-2007, 01:26 AM
y is it dumb llol im jus statin the facts haha

If all boxers made 200k for their first fight.A million boxers would sign up immediately.

!! AI-Holmes!!
08-15-2007, 01:27 AM
nothing much to do with this thread but most first time ufc fighters get a payday of $ 1,500 thas jus relle sad compared to boxers that get well over 200 Grand for their first fight
200 grand for a first fight? you probably meant to say 200 bucks..

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:34 AM
r fukin kidding me wut the fuk r u smoking

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 01:34 AM
do u have some proof of that 200 bucks

FluugMacMan
08-15-2007, 02:18 AM
do u have some proof of that 200 bucks
Seriously?....

Really?....

No joke?....

Can you give a credible source for the 200 grand payday for a boxer's first fight?

Please post again once you find it.

kaps
08-15-2007, 12:11 PM
If boxing pays $200,000 for your first fight show me where to sign. ****, I'd fight Evander Holyfield for that kinda money, and I dont even train. Rampage is reported to have made over 1 million in his victory over Chuck. There was an article somewhere where Dana White was talking about fighter pay and that he doesnt just give them what is listed in there contracts, which is what the numbers the nsac released are, he claimes he gives them huge bonus' not to mention what they get from sponcers, seminar fees, and their gyms....

FightNight 2007
08-15-2007, 12:18 PM
Chuck got paid $1,000,000 for his win against Ortiz at UFC 66.

He got paid $250,000 for his loss against Jackson.


The $1,000,000 that Chuck got at UFC 66 is the highest

kaps
08-15-2007, 12:20 PM
Yoshida makes over a million a fight in Japan, plus it costs over $100,000 for him to put a sponcer patch on his gi. I think he may have the highest payday...

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 04:34 PM
oooo ok but the 200 grand thing i got from this guy on boxing scene i asked what do boxers make now a days and he said 200 to 300 grand so i jus went with it correct me if im wrong ...so tell me what is a boxer first fight payday?

RB23
08-15-2007, 06:49 PM
I think Gracie got like 900k for his fight against Hughes, and I think Yoshida got the highest payday when he beat Ogawa at Shockwave 2005.

Tyson Jones
08-15-2007, 07:17 PM
ODLH didnt even make that much in his first fight and if he didnt, i dont knwo who would of.

vinnie7731
08-15-2007, 08:34 PM
oooo ok but the 200 grand thing i got from this guy on boxing scene i asked what do boxers make now a days and he said 200 to 300 grand so i jus went with it correct me if im wrong ...so tell me what is a boxer first fight payday?

do you always listen to what other people tell you? i will tell you this.....a boxers first fight payday is NOT $200K.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 09:25 PM
^ no i dont always listen to wat ppl tell me lol chill

FluugMacMan
08-15-2007, 09:29 PM
do you always listen to what other people tell you? i will tell you this.....a boxers first fight payday is NOT $200K.

From what I can remember from my dad (use to be a pro boxer), he said boxers can make anything from 40 grand their first fight to nothing (or actually pay the opponent's promoter to let him fight their guy... which doesn't occur unless someone has been black balled like crazy). He said fighter pay varies from venue to venue, and undercard to undercard.

Here's the range that I got:

First Fight Salary Range:
Small Venue
Weak Main Event $500-$2500
Strong Main Event $1500-$8000

Medium Venue
Weak Main Event $1000-$7000
Strong Main Event $3000-$15000

Large Venue
Weak Main Event $10000-$25000
Strong Main Event $20000-$60000

Just as a side note, the odds of having your debut fight at a medium to large venue are extremely rare, even if the boxer has some crazy connections. I checked this with my grandpa (also a pro boxer and trainer for the SFPD), and he said that it's relatively accurate.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 09:32 PM
oo k thanks for that ^^ ...but check this bull**** out :
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=521&zoneid=1

yeah its from 2 years ago but i dont think anything has changed for the pay days.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 09:34 PM
that site has sum very intersting stuff guys check it out heres an example :

It's not known when Liddell's current contract comes up for renewal, but it's clear that he is due for a huge raise whenever it does expire. In the meantime, Liddell can be consoled by the fact that earlier this year he signed the biggest endorsement contract in the history of MMA in the United States. As previously reported by MMAWeekly, Liddell's multi-year deal with the nutritional supplement company Xyience is a seven-figure deal. The total amount of over $1 million is spread out over the life of the contract (not all paid to him at once, or even in one year), but it's still the biggest sponsorship deal that any MMA fighter has ever gotten in the United States.

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 09:40 PM
heres another link UFC, KOTC, AND K-1 SALARY BREAKDOWN :http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=409&zoneid=3

AndersonSilva
08-15-2007, 09:42 PM
nvm mind when i said the lowest paid mma fighter got only 1,500 heres sumthing to llook at

King of the Cage 52: Mortal Sin Fighter Salaries

Event took place on May 7, 2005

-Eric Pele: $3,500 ($2,000 for fighting; $1,500 win bonus)

-Urijah Faber: $2,000 ($1,000 for fighting; $1,000 win bonus)

-Marvin Eastman: $1,500 ($1,500 for fighting; win bonus would have been $1,000)

-Jason Lambert: $1,500 ($1,000 for fighting; $500 win bonus)

-Bobby Hoffman: $1,000 ($1,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $1,000)

-Hiroyuki Abe: $1,000 ($1,000 for fighting; win bonus would have been $0)

-Joe Frainee: $750 ($500 for fighting; $250 win bonus)

-Hector Ramirez: $750 ($500 for fighting; $250 win bonus)

-Manny Tapia: $750 ($500 for fighting; $250 win bonus)

-Fernando Gonzalez: $700 ($700 for fighting; win bonus would have been $300)

-Dave Terrell: $600 ($400 for fighting; $200 win bonus)

-Miguel Gutierrez: $600 ($300 for fighting; $300 win bonus)

-Frankie Bollinger: $500 ($500 for fighting, win bonus would have been $0)

-Richard Goodman: $500 ($500 for fighting, win bonus would have been $0)

-Ray Perales: $500 ($500 for fighting; win bonus would have been $250)

-Kendall Groves: $400 ($400 for fighting, win bonus would have been $200)

Total Fighter Payroll: $16,550 (average of $1,034 per fighter)

i cant belve Kendall Grove got only 400 haha thats fukin halarious

FluugMacMan
08-15-2007, 09:59 PM
oo k thanks for that ^^ ...but check this bull**** out :
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=521&zoneid=1

yeah its from 2 years ago but i dont think anything has changed for the pay days.

Well, the UFC payday structure has changed. In PRIDE there was different penalties that the refs could give to the fighters if they were way too gun shy. One of the means was the Yellow and Red cards. Those cards would dock the fighters' pay by 10%, then 25%, and more; until they stop turning the fight into a borefest. That system is illegal to do in the United States, and many refs have refused to take food from these fighters' mouths. So the UFC restructured their pay to encourage the fighters to be aggressive, but without penalizing their pocket book.

So, each fighter gets a base salary, which by all standards is really cheap considering the amount and cost of training most fighters' put into the fight. The trick here is that the majority of your pay comes from how exciting your fight is, not that you just fought. So it is similar to the yellow and red cards in Pride, in that it encourages the fighters to be exciting, but it's the legal way of doing it.

Besides the 1st UFC fight base salary of $3,000 and an additional $3,000 for a win; the minimum amount I've heard of a beginning UFC fighter get paid per advertisement is $1,500 per two inch patch on a visible section on his clothes during the after fight interview. Then you add in a best fight bonus of $30,000-$60,000, a best Sub bonus of $15,000-$40,000, or a best knockout bonus of $25,000-$45,000, then you have some pretty hefty paydays coming to a fighters' way. Not to mention that runner up bonuses can be given in each category that range from $10,000-$45,000 for the fighter. And then there is the business that's generated off of promoting personal gyms/websites/gear.

All in all, a fighters' first fight in the UFC can generate him as little as $3,000 to $100,000 + (if he gets fight of the night and sub/ko of the night as well).

The UFC doesn't pay their top talent nearly as much as the big names in boxing, but rising talent in the UFC definitely has the potential to get paid really well.

AndersonSilva
08-16-2007, 12:01 AM
but some times there arent any bonuses ... or is the UFC keepin it a secret or something

AndersonSilva
08-16-2007, 12:01 AM
that cud explain the only fighter i know that is realli *****en bout da pay days is Tito lol

FluugMacMan
08-16-2007, 12:22 AM
that cud explain the only fighter i know that is realli *****en bout da pay days is Tito lol

Tito makes close to a quarter million in base per fight, bonuses don't mean that much to him at that point. Tito complaining about things is what keeps him in the press and that's what keeps his name in the limelight. And in the end, him complaining generates attention to himself, which in turn puts more people in their seats, which in turn puts more zeros in his paycheck.

FluugMacMan
08-16-2007, 12:27 AM
but some times there arent any bonuses ... or is the UFC keepin it a secret or something

When there are no bonuses, then there is still the base + whether you win or not + the sponsors + free personal advertising= Not that bad of a situation unless the fighter has zero skill with fighting and money, then he needs to look for a new job; one that doesn't require a mild amount of intellect to pull in a salary.

BTW, there will always be bonuses given unless the UFC tanks. Dana White no doubt reports and pays the tax from all the bonus privately to the IRS. I can't envision such an intelligent business man such as Dana White trying to pull the curtain over the IRS on the bonuses he gives his fighters. Besides, I seriously doubt his majority shareholders would allow him to screw up the business that they also invested money into.

!! AI-Holmes!!
08-16-2007, 12:48 AM
r fukin kidding me wut the fuk r u smoking
I'm not smoking **** man, 200 grand for a first fight is totally ridiculous.
End of..

AndersonSilva
08-16-2007, 01:27 AM
lol yeah ok