UFC 170 Fighter Salaries

A promoter is required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses. However the figures below does not includes PPV bonuses or fight of the night bonuses.

What really caught my attention is how little their pay day is. Sara McMann made 16,000$, sure nobody who she is but she is in the main event. I don’t know how get by with this. She really needed to win that fight to get a pay raise. I knew that UFC fighters weren’t making major sports money (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB). It’s not even close to boxing payout either. But if you really want to survive in that league you need to be at the top of the food chains. Not only you need to be the best fighter, you also need to be an entertainer because entertainment is what fans want. And when you can get fans to pay for $60 PPVs by the hundred thousands that’s when you are getting a bite of the PPV sales and the sponsorship deals comes in.

By the way, the UFC made $1,558,870 in gate revenue. I don’t have the information on the PPV sales.

Source: Nevada State Athletic Commission

UFC 170 Fighter Salaries

Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $16,000

Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cummins: $8,000

Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Demian Maia: $64,000

Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. TJ Waldburger: $18,000

Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Robert Whittaker: $15,000

Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Eye: $8,000

Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $8,000

Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $8,000

Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $10,000

Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000

UFC 170 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $843,000

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Reposted from the New York Post
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Credits to the NY Post and Hugh Langis for the find.

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2014 Sochi Olympics Men Hockey Payroll

Canada’s men Olympic hockey team gets a gold medal for the highest payroll with its $156 million. It’s a good thing that these amateur games have no salary cap. But apparently the $156 million doesn’t buy you a gold medal, you have to earn it, like the other athletes with zero salary. So let’s see if that $156 million can be translated into a medal.

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Salary cap

Race to a million

While it might take you years or many lifetimes to earn your first million dollar, giants corporations are racing to break the one minute barrier to reach the $1 million mark. It appears that Walmart will win the race with its first million clocked at 1 minute 6 seconds.

Here’s is a compilation of the data and research done by The Economist and Bloomberg. It does offer you a totally different perspective on how much money this machines are making. According to the data, Walmart’s cash register is ringing $15,054 every second.

Revenues and profit

The Mutual Fund Song

Looks like the mutual fund industry is going for an extreme makeover with this song.

The song is absolutely terrible. Just stick to the lyrics. The important part is the message. Just remember the message.

Turn down the volume.

Powerful photo of a newly liberated Holocaust victim holding his former captor at gunpoint, 1945

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Build It and Maybe They Will Come (China Real Estate)

Is there a real estate bubble in China? Pictures of empty cities do look scary. I heard the two side of the arguments. The bulls are saying that the empty cities will get filled by the millions of country side folks moving to the urban side. Other says the growth and debt explosion is unsustainable and it’s a bubble waiting to pop. Or can it be a mix of both? (The bubble pops and country side Chinese folks rush in to buy the distressed assets?)

Among the most interesting ghost cities are the replica of Paris and some English neighborhoods. Basically if you are homesick there’s a Parish near you without the traffic.

I have included a video and 15 pictures of the empty ghost cities.








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Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier

Watch out Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier. You are about to become history because this next generation plane will revolutionized the aviation industry.

Wright Brothers 2.0