Interesting article on sponsorships in MMA

How Much Are Sponsors Really Paying?

How much fighters really make from sponsors is an interesting and contentious field. The gap between the top and bottom is significant, and having a special relationship with a single sponsor is often the best choice for fighters in the top 5 or 10 of their division.

Here’s a rough breakdown:

Between $150,000 and $75,000 per year: A top contender in the UFC, top 10 in his/her division and reasonably marketable.

Up to $100,000 per year: The very top fighters in organizations outside of the UFC, if they have good yearly sponsors.

$15,000-$10,000 per fight: Former UFC fighters with big names fighting outside of the UFC.

$15,000-$10,000 per fight: Mid-level UFC fighters.

Up to $5,000 per fight: UFC fighters on Facebook.

Less than $1,000 per fight: Up-and-coming prospects fighting outside of the UFC in Bellator/WSOF or equivalent organizations.

All figures quoted are totals from every sponsor that fighter has combined. Every fighter I spoke to said sponsors are paying less now than they did a few years ago. Different fighters had different opinions on why this was the case.

Why Sponsors Are Paying Less

Fighters had a few theories about why this was the case, many of them laid the blame at the door of the UFC’s sponsor tax.

Please check out the full article (below), it's an interesting read and they deserve traffic for it.

Interesting article.

Offered very UFC centric solutions though.