View Full Version : [HOLY S**T!] Brock Richest MMA Athelete at 5.3 million!!!!


photomane
04-21-2011, 09:22 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/ESPN-the-Mag-story-tabs-Lesnar-at-highest-paid-f?urn=mma-wp1366

PureBoxingCEO
04-21-2011, 10:49 AM
Damn even Miguel Cotto is richer than Brock!

Naps
04-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Where is all the money in MMA going if not to the fighters?

The PPV figures have been massive over the last few years, so what's happening.

There may well be an explanation, but I don't understand the economics of it compared to boxing....

rollinmerc
04-21-2011, 12:14 PM
that jst wat he earned in 2010 and thats jst wat the ufc pays him nt all the sponsors hes gt

Las Vegas,
04-21-2011, 01:27 PM
Where is all the money in MMA going if not to the fighters?

The PPV figures have been massive over the last few years, so what's happening.

There may well be an explanation, but I don't understand the economics of it compared to boxing....

The explanation is, Zuffa is a private company. They don't release actual PPV figures like WWE and Boxing HAVE to do. Cable Companies don't release figures either. Cotto in one fight made 4million dollars more than Brock did in 2, and considering how in both fights Brock did near 1.2million buys for each, how is that even possible? Brock gets paid 3$+ for every PPV buy. So how exactly does he only make 5mill?

$Natedatpkid$
04-21-2011, 01:31 PM
Where is all the money in MMA going if not to the fighters?

The PPV figures have been massive over the last few years, so what's happening.

There may well be an explanation, but I don't understand the economics of it compared to boxing....

They waste all their money buying out the competition rather then paying their fighters.

ƒallenloki
04-21-2011, 05:03 PM
Giant profit margins. That's how.

Even PPV's that do pathetic numbers are profitable for the UFC. It's pretty crazy.

G A M E
04-21-2011, 05:49 PM
right now.. id really like to know how Nick Diaz would explain this. LOL

Naps
04-22-2011, 05:04 AM
So the concensus is that the fighters are getting ripped off?

Surely this will only get worse for them as Zuffa continues to buy out all competition, further monoplising the sport and taking away the fighters power to negotiate :(

I wish some crazy billionaire would set up a rival organisation and create some big competition for the UFC/Strikeforce set ups.

Equilibrium
04-22-2011, 06:07 AM
Honestly it's the guys behind zuffa who get the biggest piece of the pie, they underpay fighters way too much. They are trying to milk it as much as they can before they have to start paying more.

****, im sure even Dana White would like a raise for himself, he's just their puppet who shows his face on tv, funny guy though.


All fighters are getting caged into this. They should be fighting for atleast what boxers do, maybe they should do more considering the growing popularity of mma in america.

DUCK FACE
04-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Good for Brock.. doubt he got that much at WWE and it's way way riskier and far more work

New England
04-22-2011, 09:46 AM
To be fair to the suits at the ufc and Zuffa, those guys pay out the ass promoting their product


gary shaw's idea of investing back into a fighters career with promoting is putting a bumper sticker on the back of his prius

blaze778
04-22-2011, 07:05 PM
Good for Brock.. doubt he got that much at WWE and it's way way riskier and far more work

Brock got paid more in WWE, but the schedule required him to be on the road and work a lot more than he does in MMA.

Just looked it up and he was getting around $8 million annually in WWE.

He's making less in MMA, but overall is getting a better deal in the UFC not having to travel as much and not worrying about the risk of long term injuries and health problems that a lot of pro wrestlers get.

Can't really say the same for most fighters.

rainmaker89
04-22-2011, 07:58 PM
so he got that last year for almost losing, and getting his ass beat in a round..not a bad pay day..

PakistaniKiller
04-22-2011, 10:01 PM
In boxing, fighters get paid more because they are the headline. The UFC is an organisation, even though fighters headline. Remember, a MMA guy would be a builder or some crap, everyone wants to earn the best they can, but they don't wanna go down.

Heck people even do sports that pay the same as a normal job simply because they enjoy it!

madmadworld
04-23-2011, 02:10 AM
wonder what fighters do get paid more if you take out the top 25 from both sports ?

can't blame UFC/Zuffa & White without them this sport could be like ping pong in the USA/World if that it was in trouble when he got started.

Virgil Caine
04-23-2011, 06:57 AM
In boxing, fighters get paid more because they are the headline. The UFC is an organisation, even though fighters headline. Remember, a MMA guy would be a builder or some crap, everyone wants to earn the best they can, but they don't wanna go down.

Heck people even do sports that pay the same as a normal job simply because they enjoy it!

Those two headliners often earn more than the combined purses of probably 4 or 5 UFC cards, at least (in some cases). Just a guestimation, could be an underestimate even.

MMA fighters a vastly underpaid for their worth. This should be obvious to everyone. That's what you get when you have a monopoly, especially if owned by anti-labor plutocrats like the Fertittas.

PakistaniKiller
04-23-2011, 08:21 AM
Those two headliners often earn more than the combined purses of probably 4 or 5 UFC cards, at least (in some cases). Just a guestimation, could be an underestimate even.

MMA fighters a vastly underpaid for their worth. This should be obvious to everyone. That's what you get when you have a monopoly, especially if owned by anti-labor plutocrats like the Fertittas.

It's very true that once you have competition, you call all tje shots with no threat. Fighters need to get paid for a living, they would be sparring anyway, or training like how normal people who do kicboxing,'Muay thai and MMA in gyms are.

This is why they will all join.

On the other hand, it's not so much Mma fighters are underpaid, I mean there are guys who do competitions just for a trophy. Earning 250k for a win is a good thing when there are soldiers on peanuts. It's more, boxers are vastly overpaid.

- v e t -
04-23-2011, 08:35 AM
It's very true that once you have competition, you call all tje shots with no threat. Fighters need to get paid for a living, they would be sparring anyway, or training like how normal people who do kicboxing,'Muay thai and MMA in gyms are.

This is why they will all join.

On the other hand, it's not so much Mma fighters are underpaid, I mean there are guys who do competitions just for a trophy. Earning 250k for a win is a good thing when there are soldiers on peanuts. It's more, boxers are vastly overpaid.

:pat: :pat:

Virgil Caine
04-23-2011, 03:15 PM
It's very true that once you have competition, you call all tje shots with no threat. Fighters need to get paid for a living, they would be sparring anyway, or training like how normal people who do kicboxing,'Muay thai and MMA in gyms are.

This is why they will all join.

On the other hand, it's not so much Mma fighters are underpaid, I mean there are guys who do competitions just for a trophy. Earning 250k for a win is a good thing when there are soldiers on peanuts. It's more, boxers are vastly overpaid.

Bro, come off it. So the corporate bloodsuckers should just get all the money, and leave the fighters to go out each night and put life and limb on the line for a few peanuts, like enslaved gladiators?

I don't even know how to respond to this ****.

And most boxers are vastly underpaid, as are MMA fighters. It's only the very top echelon of boxers that pull in the millions.

Your post is difficult to even make any sense of, and it reeks of toxic ignorance.