Report: Canceled UFC London fighters got 20k

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, UFC on ESPN+ 29 on March 21 at The O2 Arena in London, England was canceled. As the event was canceled not postponed, fighters were presumably paid, and Ariel Helwani reports for ESPN that each fighter was awarded $20k.

I'm told the fighters who were slated to compete on the ill-fated London card on March 21 received no more than $20,000. As you can imagine, some of the higher earners aren't too pleased with that amount, while others were happy to get something for nothing.

Former UFC and current Bellator MMA bantamweight Leslie Smith was scheduled to fight Jessy Miele at Bellator 241 on March 13, but that event too was canceled due to the pandemic. The co-founder of Project Spearhead, an attempt to unionize fighters, was not impressed with the UFC's reported figures.

awesome

Meanwhile in real sports leagues everyone is getting paid who is on the roster.

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the difference is the UFC has a huge television contract they have to fulfill to get there money. They are going to be putting those fighters on cards in the next month to make even more money, whereas Bellator will not be going for another 3-5 months. 

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you fight cheap

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 Was the deal that they get paid $20k for the cancellation and are going to be rescheduled for the upcoming events? Also, did they all get $20k flat or was that the high end fighters? 

More than double = they got 50k im guessing. Nice

Hessian - Meanwhile in real sports leagues everyone is getting paid who is on the roster.

In the 'real' sports leagues they are paid by the franchise doofus

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ThatsHowIRoll -
Hessian - Meanwhile in real sports leagues everyone is getting paid who is on the roster.

In the 'real' sports leagues they are paid by the franchise doofus

They also have players unions which ensure they get paid.

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Where are all the Dana is a hero fanboy's to applaud him for taking care of his fighters!? Oh that's right he was busy spending a million on "Fight Island"...for the fans and the sport. Pfffft.

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Rahjai MD -

you fight cheap

Actually they didn’t fight at all.

 

As much as id like to see the fighters get on the same page to leverage a better deal, she is the absolute worst person to be at the helm. No doubt in my mind 

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In boxing they would get zero.  Woop dee doo 

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SomeoneToDoYourDirtyWork -

Where are all the Dana is a hero fanboy's to applaud him for taking care of his fighters!? Oh that's right he was busy spending a million on "Fight Island"...for the fans and the sport. Pfffft.

Cue the negative UG faggots

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ufc98newb -

the difference is the UFC has a huge television contract they have to fulfill to get there money. They are going to be putting those fighters on cards in the next month to make even more money, whereas Bellator will not be going for another 3-5 months. 

I have little doubt there is a force majeure clause and the UFC are perfectly fine during the pandemic