McGregor earns 170k at UFN 59

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                    <p><strong>UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. </strong>Sive<br />

January 18, 2015

TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Conor McGregor ($85,000 + $85,000 = $170,000) def. Dennis Siver ($39,000)
Donald Cerrone ($73,000 + $73,000 = $146,000) def. Benson Henderson ($48,000)
Uriah Hall ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Ron Stallings ($10,000)
Gleison Tibau ($45,000 + $45,000 = $90,000) def. Norman Parke ($20,000)
Cathal Pendred ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Sean Spencer ($14,000)
Lorenz Larkin ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. John Howard ($21,000)
Chris Wade ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Zhang Lipeng ($15,000)
Patrick Holohan ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Shane Howell ($8,000)
Johnny Case ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Frankie Perez ($8,000)
Charles Rosa ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Sean Soriano ($8,000)
Sean O'Connell ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Matt Van Buren ($10,000)
Joby Sanchez ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Tateki Matsuda ($8,000)

Figures are courtesy of MMAFighting.

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by State law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a significant portion of the purse, although it is smaller than it was in the past, particularly for the mid tier fighters. As well there are explicit $50,000 'of the Night' performance bonuses, and less formal 'locker room' bonuses that are mailed to fighters after the event.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non-fighting space.

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Conor deserves it, good for him. Phone Post 3.0

170k and some fine Ass whiskey Phone Post 3.0

Good for Conor and all, good for anyone really, but man, Cowboy should not be earning less right now! Phone Post 3.0

Bendo a former champ making 48 to show is embarrassing for the UFC.

So he took home $220K with his POTN, nice little payday. Don't forget whatever else REEBoK is paying him, along with the other sponsors he has for now.

I believe those salaries are fair for a fight card like this. That doesn't take into account backroom bonuses as we know. If anyone is underpaid it'd probably be McGregor who while only making a bit more than Cerrone was moving the needle way more than the cowboy was. And there really isn't any reason why Benson should be getting paid less than Cerrone imo.

da Vinci 81 - Conor deserves it, good for him. Phone Post 3.0
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SensoriaUtopia - I thought Conor is making more, that is a heck of a paycheck, but with the drawa Conor is I thought he was already in the 200K to show area, I mean 90% of revenue that was brought in for that fight was due to Conor, let's be honest.

Actually I would say it's more like 20% Connor 15% everyone else and 65% the word UFC.

Anyone else appalled that thus guy gets nearly as much as cowboy and bendo combined? Benson is a former champ and cowboy is perhaps the craziest most active fighter on the roster. How does this make sence? Phone Post 3.0

Hope Conor has negotiated for PPV points becasue that is how you make real money in the UFC. 

Southpaw76 - Anyone else appalled that thus guy gets nearly as much as cowboy and bendo combined? Benson is a former champ and cowboy is perhaps the craziest most active fighter on the roster. How does this make sence? Phone Post 3.0


Can't believe Cowboy gets paid more than Benson. Benson is a former champ and beat Cowboy twice. I think at the end of the day your pay is determined more around if you move the needle.Do people want to see you fight?



 

Zeph - Bendo a former champ making 48 to show is embarrassing for the UFC.

This is the first thing I noticed, it's ridiculous, at some point skill needs too be rewarded as much as popularity is.

Whambo - I believe those salaries are fair for a fight card like this. That doesn't take into account backroom bonuses as we know. If anyone is underpaid it'd probably be McGregor who while only making a bit more than Cerrone was moving the needle way more than the cowboy was. And there really isn't any reason why Benson should be getting paid less than Cerrone imo.
How is Cowboy going to move needles when he jumped in 2 weeks out? Lol

And you act like Conor made the whole event. Maybe he brought in a few more viewers but without him the arena would have sold just like any other event and there may have been slightly less viewership.

Only major difference would be that some Irish fans would be swapped out for others in the crowd. Phone Post 3.0

Wow that seems low for all the work he has done to put asses in seats... I know he gets bonus and has the reebock deal now but still. Dana keeps saying he is bigger then GSP and Brock but his pay sure does not reflect that.

fightcity - Wow that seems low for all the work he has done to put asses in seats... I know he gets bonus and has the reebock deal now but still. Dana keeps saying he is bigger then GSP and Brock but his pay sure does not reflect that.
My cod this hyperbole.

Conor McGregor is nowhere near GSP or Brock.

You are insane to even pretend to believe that.

Perhaps with time and continued winning, not now by a LONG shot lol Phone Post 3.0

Southpaw76 - Anyone else appalled that thus guy gets nearly as much as cowboy and bendo combined? Benson is a former champ and cowboy is perhaps the craziest most active fighter on the roster. How does this make sence? Phone Post 3.0

With his Bonus he won more than both combined.

jitsnbeer -
Southpaw76 - Anyone else appalled that thus guy gets nearly as much as cowboy and bendo combined? Benson is a former champ and cowboy is perhaps the craziest most active fighter on the roster. How does this make sence? Phone Post 3.0


Can't believe Cowboy gets paid more than Benson. Benson is a former champ and beat Cowboy twice. I think at the end of the day your pay is determined more around if you move the needle.Do people want to see you fight?



 

I'd say he drew more than twice the attention than both combined. Nearly 2000 fans follows him across the Atlantic Ocean ffs.
Have you seen the Fox Sports tv ratings? Shattered all records.
He deserves every penny, but I agree Bendo should have gotten a lot more. Phone Post 3.0

Bendo making $48k is embarassing for whoever negotiated his contract.

Cowboy made almost 300k in January. Not too bad. Phone Post 3.0