“The current structure is terrible… I’ve been talking to many, many fighters in the MMA, and it’s ridiculous on what they get paid. It’s crazy. It gets me sick to my stomach.”
On the eve of Golden Boy MMA’s inaugural event, which will be headlined with Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz in their third, and I hope, final fight, the purses were disclosed for the card:
- Chuck Liddell $250,000 (no win bonus) vs Tito Ortiz $200,000 (no win bonus)
- Tom Lawlor $25k (no win bonus) vs Deron Winn $5k/$5k
- Efrain Escudero $10k/$10k vs Gleison Tibau $10k/$10k
- Walel Watson $5k/$5k vs Ricardo Palacios $5k/$5k
- All others range from $1,000-$5,000 (show/win)
Well, this is on par for new promotions trying to get into the MMA promotion the wrong way. Who will be ordering the $40 PPV? And, sorry, the 50% Black Friday sale was canceled.