Friday, October 26, 2007

UFC 77 and it's PAY OUTS

Anderson Silva def. Rich Franklin via TKO (strikes) Round 2, 1:07
Tim Sylvia def. Brandon Vera via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alvin Robinson def. Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Stephan Bonnar def. Eric Schafer via TKO (strikes)Round 2, 2:47
Alan Belcher def. Kalib Starnes via TKO (strikes)Round 2, 1:39
Yushin Okami def. Jason MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-27)
Demian Maia def. Ryan Jensen via submission (rear-naked choke)Round 1, 2:40
Josh Burkman def. Forrest Petz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Matt Grice def. Jason Black via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

and now the pay outs...hmmm not very high......

Matt Grice & Alvin Robinson should seriously consider taking their talents to an organization that "Respects" them, as Randy Couture has said he didn't receive from the UFC... Now I get it.UFC, please clean up your act and pay the fighters a living wage in the very least.This makes me sick.Anderson Silva — $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)Rich Franklin — $45,000Tim Sylvia — $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)Brandon Vera — $100,000Alvin Robinson — $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)Jorge Gurgel — $7,000Stephan Bonnar — $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)Eric Schafer — $6,000Alan Belcher — $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)Kalib Starnes — $7,000Yushin Okami — $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)Jason MacDonald — $17,000Demian Maia — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)Ryan Jensen — $4,000Josh Burkman — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)Forrest Petz — $6,000Matt Grice — $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)Jason Black — $8,000Anderson Silva received $40,000 for his KOMatt Grice & Jason Black received $40,000 each for the Fight of the Night which paying viewers did not get to see.Maia received $40,000 for submission of the night.Total base payout = $652,000 + Fight bonuses ($160, 000) = $812, 000.Ticket sales = $2,519,850 from the 16, 000+ in attendance.This leaves $1,707,850 gross profit to pay for the expenses of running such an event. Pay per view monies are factored in as a separate revenue stream altogether.
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