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2015 Top 10 MMA Earners

  Who is the top earner in MMA in 2015?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public.  Many top performing fighters get additional […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (Updated after UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber)   Featherweights           Total Show Win Bonus 1 B.J. Penn  $300,000  $ 150,000  $     150,000 2 Frankie Edgar* […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber   Bantamweights           Total Show Win Bonus 1 Renan Barao  $148,000  $   74,000  $       74,000 2 T.J. Dillashaw  $100,000  $   50,000  $       […]

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UFC Career Fighter Earnings

Which fighter has earned the most money over the course of their UFC career?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer for you.  And the names at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many (except for that English chap at the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Frankie Edgar was the winner of today’s “superfight” at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber, and in return got paid a “super” salary. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get […]

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Urijah Faber Career Earnings

  Urijah Faber Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t include PPV bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 128 – Mar 19/11 – W (Wineland) – $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)* UFC 132 – Jul 2/11 – L (Cruz) – $107,000 ($32,000 […]

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Mark Munoz Career Earnings

Mark Munoz Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 96 – Mar 7/09 – L (Hamill) – $12,000 UFC 102 – Aug 29/09 – W (Catone) – $24,000 ($12,000 to […]

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Frank Mir Career Earnings

  Frank Mir Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses, Athletic commissions didn’t start releasing fighter purse info until 2004, so the info below only reflects money earned from UFC 46 and onward) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event […]

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UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  Mark Hunt was the top earner last night at UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt.  But his face paid the price. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a […]

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UFC Reebok Sponsorship Pay Scale

Info on what the Reebok sponsorship payments to UFC fighters will look like got leaked out yesterday, and it appears like most guys/gals won’t be making a whole lot of dough, with more than half the roster falling in the lowest payment category.  Rather than just report what the financial terms of the deal is, […]

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Demetrious Johnson Career Earnings

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)   Demetrious Johnson Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Yamamoto) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 130 […]

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Michael Bisping Career Earnings

  Michael Bisping Career Earnings   (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF 3 Finale – Jun 24/06 – W (Haynes) – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)* UFC 66 – […]

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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Career Earnings

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Eastman) – $170,000 UFC 71 – May 26/07 – W (Liddell) – $265,000 ($225,000 to […]

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UFC 186 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  The Count gets to count a lot of money after leaving last night’s UFC 186 event in Montreal as the top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get […]

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Top Ten Earning Flyweights

  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at one of the UFC’s newest weight classes, the flyweights..  With the UFC just introducing the 125-pound division last year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. […]

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