The UFC is certainly the biggest and best promotional company when it comes to mixed martial arts. They are the ‘Champions League of fight sports’ if you like. Given that the UFC are the top dogs, they also pay the most lucrative purses. But can fighters earn additional UFC bonuses on top of their purses?
Can UFC Fighters Earn Bonuses?
Fighters in the UFC are the highest paid MMA fighters on the planet, generally. Of course, there are some exceptions with household names in Bellator and PFL, but in most cases, fighters on the UFC roster are some of the highest paid MMA fighters in the world.
This is amplified ten fold if you are an elite fighter. Look at the likes of Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya or formerly Khabib Nurmagomedov. They are some of the highest pair mixed martial artists the world has ever seen – particularly McGregor, but he is in a stratosphere of his own.
UFC fighters are usually paid a base salary for a fight. This can range from around $20,000 as a minimum, up to the multi-millions that we have seen several fighters earn over the years. On top of a base salary comes potential revenue from sponsors. This usually isn’t as much, but fighters are paid a bit of extra cash depending on their sponsors.
Then come the UFC bonuses. The UFC bonuses set out by UFC President Dana White can sometimes even surpass what a fighter is earning as a base salary. The UFC have a few different types of bonuses, which we will go into more detail on shortly.
But it is worth noting that there is no fixed amount of bonus awards the UFC hand out at each of their events. UFC bonuses are separate cash extras, usually awarded to four fighters after each event. The decision is made internally by UFC management as to who will receive these bonuses.
Types Of UFC Bonuses
As previously mentioned, there are different bonus awards that fighters can earn in the aftermath of a UFC event. There are now just two different types of UFC bonus awards –…
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Author : Paul Kelly
Publish date : 2023-11-21 16:45:51
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