UnderGround Forums Disclosed paydays for Poirier/Hooker card

4 days ago
6/9/16
Posts: 8817

The full list of UFC on ESPN 12 salaries includes:

Dustin Poirier: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hooker: $110,000

Mike Perry: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus) def. Mickey Gall: $50,000

Maurice Greene: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Gian Villante: $75,000

Brendan Allen: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Daukaus: $12,000

Takashi Sato: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jason Witt: $12,000

Julian Erosa: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Sean Woodson: $12,000

Tanner Boser: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Philipe Lins: $80,000

Kay Hansen: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jinh Yu Frey: $14,000

Youssef Zalal: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Griffin: $20,000

 

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/06/ufc-on-espn-12-salaries-dustin-poirier-two-others-earn-six-figures

4 days ago
7/8/16
Posts: 796

After see Poirer/Hookers fave is make me so fucking sad to see their payouts. Obviously that doesn’t include “locker room bonuses” but still sucks. Especially a man like The Diamond who clearly is an amazingly and gracious man.

4 days ago
3/23/06
Posts: 8293

fighters are still taking as low as 12k/12k for a UFC fight?  Wtf.  That’s chump change. 

This isn’t a career, it’s an opportunity.  But rhis opportunity should pay out. 

4 days ago
6/9/16
Posts: 8818
Yaaaaaa Buddddddy -

After see Poirer/Hookers fave is make me so fucking sad to see their payouts. Obviously that doesn’t include “locker room bonuses” but still sucks. Especially a man like The Diamond who clearly is an amazingly and gracious man.

 

Hooker took a helluva beating for $110,000 (minus taxes, payments to his trainers and other expenses). 

4 days ago
3/23/06
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pay hasn't changed much since UFC 1.
4 days ago
10/9/10
Posts: 15814

So basically everyone makes 14/14 until the top 4 fights. Also how does Poirier only make 40k more than Hooker? 

4 days ago
10/9/10
Posts: 15815
knockoutfighter -


pay hasn't changed much since UFC 1.

That was for three fights in one night so it basically works out to about $16,500 per fight. Or structured the way it is now, $8,250 to show and $8,250 to win. Also the most anyone else in the event got paid was $5k (didn’t Severn day he got 5,000?), and I assume some didn’t get paid at all. 

4 days ago
3/23/06
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MasterofMartialArts -
knockoutfighter -


pay hasn't changed much since UFC 1.

That was for three fights in one night so it basically works out to about $16,500 per fight. Or structured the way it is now, $8,250 to show and $8,250 to win. Also the most anyone else in the event got paid was $5k (didn’t Severn day he got 5,000?), and I assume some didn’t get paid at all. 

I’m not sure about UFC 1-5 but I know several fighters that went on record saying they made a flat $10,000 from UFC 6-10 (unless they won the tournament) 

4 days ago
5/11/08
Posts: 2668
MasterofMartialArts -

So basically everyone makes 14/14 until the top 4 fights. Also how does Poirier only make 40k more than Hooker? 

Good fighters from foreign markets tend to get paid more than someone similar from the US, all things being equal. 

4 days ago
9/3/14
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It`s crazy Poirier makes 300k (when he wins) and Roidereem 500k 

4 days ago
2/2/05
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Reem is a heavyweight and former dream k1 and strike force champ

 

hes an mma legend. It is what it is. No shame on porier though he’s a gem of a guy

4 days ago
4/21/09
Posts: 22704
Yaaaaaa Buddddddy -

After see Poirer/Hookers fave is make me so fucking sad to see their payouts. Obviously that doesn’t include “locker room bonuses” but still sucks. Especially a man like The Diamond who clearly is an amazingly and gracious man.

They def for fotn as well so add 50k to that. I would hey Dustin got close to 700K for that fight. 

 

I think the fighters deserve a much larger chunk as well but when you compare to boxing payouts MMA def pays more guys more money. Only the top 3-5 guys in boxing are making real money.

 

Go look at some of the prelim fighter payouts for those guys.

4 days ago
2/25/03
Posts: 62536

Damn, I wish Dana would stop putting a gun to these poor guys' heads and make them sign these contracts.

4 days ago
5/5/13
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4 days ago
12/31/10
Posts: 11701

To be honest I dont see any difference that makes this one payout worthy of complaining. Yes fighters should get like twice their current pay but thats not news.

 

 

3 days ago
1/3/11
Posts: 2347

All those fighters making 28k on the card should get 10k... I dont even know who they are..... give the remaining 18k of each of those fighters to Dustin

3 days ago
9/22/11
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Yaaaaaa Buddddddy -

After see Poirer/Hookers fave is make me so fucking sad to see their payouts. Obviously that doesn’t include “locker room bonuses” but still sucks. Especially a man like The Diamond who clearly is an amazingly and gracious man.

Is the locker room bonus still a thing?

3 days ago
9/23/07
Posts: 81670

300k is a nice day at the office for anyone.

2 days ago
2/16/09
Posts: 2272
be real, it takes u goofs 10 years to make what DP made in one night.
2 days ago
2/17/03
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Brockback Mountain - 

300k is a nice day at the office for anyone.


Not for an elite professional athlete who can only compete about 3x/year.

2 days ago
2/17/03
Posts: 15605
wiggum - 
Brockback Mountain - 

300k is a nice day at the office for anyone.


Not for an elite professional athlete who can only compete about 3x/year.


Especially when you add in other expenses and compare it to share of the revenue.

2 days ago
4/22/20
Posts: 636
Even with the fight of the night bonus, Perry made more than Hooker even though Hooker was in the main event and 5 round fight. That's terrible.

Give me co main 3 round fight against low level competition for more money any day.
2 days ago
6/9/16
Posts: 8829
Colby Covid19ington - Even with the fight of the night bonus, Perry made more than Hooker even though Hooker was in the main event and 5 round fight. That's terrible.

Give me co main 3 round fight against low level competition for more money any day.

 

It brings into question the win bonus. Hooker presumably would have doubled his pay (to $220,000) if he'd been able to beat Poirier. But he put on a helluva show and absorbed some epic punishment. The $50,000 FOTN bonus helps but it does seem like he should have taken home more $$$.

2 days ago
1/26/08
Posts: 18202

UFC got 18m roughly form ESPN for this show, that is just domestic TV rights

Edited: 2 days ago
12/31/10
Posts: 11719
If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much -

UFC got 18m roughly form ESPN for this show, that is just domestic TV rights

I've seen that quoted a lot, but everyone was saying 1.5 billion over 5 years

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/espn-adds-30-fights-to-ufc-tv-rights-deal-reaching-1-5-billion-value-exclusive-1202819447/

 

Then 2 months ago everyone switched to casually dropping that it was 750 Every year, aka 18 million per event.

 

Thats a massive difference, more than 2 times what the WWE gets. Hard to believe. Is it a COVID thing where ESPN got money laying around because there's no sports?

 

Who is the source that reported this bananas increase?