People often say that Fedor should fight in the big leagues where fighters are handsomely rewarded, people have said that the UFC treats its fighters fairly. Shame Carwin is definately one of the best/if not the best HW fighters in the UFC, yet because of the very one sided contract and fighter treatment................HE ONLY GETS PAID $40,000 to fight and ONLY $40,000 if he wins. Thats a maximum of $80,000 to put his body on the line, yet Dana White's net worth is over $100 million. Fedor's base pay on the other hand is probably closer to $2 million, if that was me I would stay in M1 as well.
Shane Carwin fully discloses his UFC 116 salary
Written by Zeus
Monday, 21 June 2010 09:51
"As for the money side of things. I wont lie and say I wish I was getting a piece of this PPV. Of course I want that, so does every other fighter on the card that is not. I love to fight but I would love to fight for millions of dollars. Who wouldn't want to be paid millions of dollars for doing what they love (aside from that girl in Twilight)? But, I am not fighting for the money. If I was I would have checked out of this sport LONG ago. This is not the NFL and there is no league minimums. You eat what you kill and that is all. I have a great team making sure that I have plenty of game to hunt. I am not dependent upon fighting Brock to cash out. I am making more off of being a fighter than I could ever have imagined. I regularly make calls to my manager thanking him for "changing my families life". I have been blessed by MMA, most of the MMA media, the fans, and even the haters and for that I am forever grateful. For those of you reporting I am only making $50,000 for this fight and that is the reason behind my limiting media, please get your facts right it is $80,000 ($40 to show and $40 to win) plus you have to factor in my generous sponsors (THANKS) and the KO and FOTN bonus that will be awarded to me on July 3rd. I would have done it for less, I love competing and testing myself."