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Fun Facts about Ultimate Fight Night 11 pay

First off I gotta apologize: I’m way behind on news so you’re gonna be seeing some ‘last week’ stuff here. But it’s not like I’m the one cranking out exclusives or anything. You shouldn’t be coming here for cutting edge news, because we’re more like blunt trauma news. Anyways, the Ultimate Fight Night 11 pay figures have been released, and here’s my pithy observations:

  • Luke Cummo drinks his own urine, fights in the dark matches, and *still* makes 10 thousand dollars more than Kenny Florian, who headlined the show.
  • Din Thomas was the highest paid loser on the show, making 16 grand. No word yet on how much it’ll cost to put his knee back together.
  • Nate Diaz made 30k in his win over Junior Assuncao, proving yet again that TUF’s ‘six figure contract’ sounds better than it really is.
  • Kuniyoshi Hironaka has a 10k to fight / 10k to win contract, proving that while no one cares about these random japanese fighters, they’re still getting paid more than random noth american fighters like Leonard Garcia and Jonathan Goulet who only make 6k / 6k.
  • garth says:

    hah, the “six figure contract” sounds fuckin good to Dana White. it’s a freakin bargain.

  • Zurich says:

    Goulet deserves to get paid more.. it’s not easy to find guys who get knocked out in spectacular fashion so easily.

  • ThePlague says:

    I’d want six figures JUST to drink my own urine, never mind the fighting.

  • Jemaleddin says:

    I’d want six figures JUST to touch a guy who drinks his own urine, never mind the fighting. 😉

  • jazzn says:

    What would you rather have?

    A six figure contract?

    Or a four figure contract?

    Or a kick in the nuts?


  • Beau says:

    30K per fight for Nate. So if he fights 4 times a year, thats 120K. Looks like he is making six figures to me.

  • kentyman says:

    A figure-four contract. ZING!

  • If he wins 4 times a year, that’s a six figure a year contract. The actual contract is a 15k/15k 2 year 8 fight contract. Bottom end of that is 60k a year *if* the UFC didn’t release the fighter after 3 losses like they’ve done with other fighters like Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler.

    I’m not disputing that the contract is a 6 figure contract. I’m debating the fact that the contract is shitty.

  • jazzn says:

    Does 15/15 mean 15k to show and 15 more for the win? that is 60 k a year without any wins at all or did i misunderstand.

    Ok if you fuck up you can get canned. They only offer jobs for life in Japan last I heard. It’s not so bad. Some of these guys are working day jobs and getting like between 1- 5 K fighting mostly for smaller promotions. So making 60k a year plus any bonuses plus the sponsorship possibilities now that the whole world knows who you are. I think a lot of guys would happily take that deal. It’s the difference between being a weekend fighter with a job to go to monday and a full time fighter for most of ’em. Am I wrong? And a shot at the big time..