So I was on xbox live last night playing Texas Hold' em, and my gamertag is UFC Monsta 360. So ofcourse I get ask if I'm a UFC fan. And these guys that were clearly casual fans, started talking about UFC fighters don't make nearly as much as their worth. One of them actually trained in boxing, and thought that UFC guys were getting so little paid compare to boxers. I actually told them the Zuffa side of the pay scale story. On how Zuffa has no guaruntees and they pay for the entire production, and how they will give their top guys a cut of the PPV. But they even said that it's not fair for the undercard guys. When undercard PPV boxers make anywhere from a 100,000 grand to 500,000 grand on the books. And the undercard MMA fighter makes anywhere from 3,000 - 10,000 grand it's a whole different ball game.
The problem is that Chuck, Tito, and Randy... well mostly Chuck now, they made at least a million based on the sponsorship deals, and PPV cuts that the UFC offers them. So their not going to complain. The problem is that up and coming fighters suffer. I'm sure that a boxer in a smoker show makes a 100 bucks around. But that's probably not the case for undercard PPV boxers, in which the PPV revenue is doing just as good if not beating top boxing cards. It's not even like the PPV prices are low. Back in the day it was 20 bucks a show, then 25, eventually 30, then after the Ultimate Fighter, popularity soared, big main events, like Cotoure and Liddell, Ortiz and Liddell, and Royce Gracie vs. Matt Hughes started being 40 bucks and prices haven't dropped since. A boxing card is 50 dollars, UFC is 40. Their should be not that much discreprency between the paydays. Can someone please form a union.