UFC fighter pay

With a couple of fighters complaining about the UFC's pay, Dana White responds forcefully.

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Quarry: UFC 'cares nothing about the fighters'

Former UFC title challenger Nate Quarry has made some outspoken comments on the UFC, stating that the company "cares nothing about the fighters and only cares about the bottom line." Read Quarry's full comment here at Bloody Elbow.

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Magalhaes says 'lazy' MMA media hurt negotiations

A former UFC Light Heavyweight, and M-1 Global champion is less than pleased about the way his UFC salary has been reported

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McDaniel on UFC pay: 'I'm not a guy to complain'

Shortly after reports of his 2013 earnings broke on Twitter, Bubba McDaniel spoke to Bloody Elbow to give his perspective on fighter pay.

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Update: Bubba McDaniel: 'I made $33,200 last year'

Bubba McDaniel just got his W2s from his 2013 run with Zuffa.

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Economic theory explains Dana's threat to bonuses

An economics professor explains why the UFC president's choice to threaten fighters with the removal of Fight Night bonuses was such an effective tactic.

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Lauzon: 'I couldn't be happier with pay structure'

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon, who has won a lot of bonus money in the UFC, says that he is happy with the UFC's much-maligned pay structure for fighters.

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Why Isn't There A Union For UFC Fighters?

Are fighters getting the short end of the stick in MMA? Is the answer a union? John S. Nash discusses what options are available to fighters with a pair of experts.

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Liddell: 'Don't complain to me about fighter pay'

Chuck Liddell talks about his job and the recent complaints of low pay from current UFC fighters.

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Where are the 'company men' on UFC pay?

Dana White has been leading the charge for the UFC in its battle to keep fighter pay low, but is he the right company man for the job?

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Dana White goes off on the fighter pay issue

At yesterday's media scrum following the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White went off on the issue of fighter pay once again.

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Breakdown of UFC's bonus pay structure

Throughout 2013, the UFC has given away 70% of their "of the night" bonuses to fighters on the main card. This means it likely wouldn't hurt UFC's lower class fighters if eliminated in favor of higher base pay.

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White: We'll pay more, but 'no more f-ing bonuses'

With fighter pay becoming a hot topic recently, the UFC president responded to criticism Monday afternoon. As a solution, White said that he could raise the base pay for lower-level guys, but he'd get the money by eliminating bonuses.

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Tim Kennedy softens stance against UFC fighter pay

In an interview earlier this week, Kennedy took a hard stance against fighter pay at the highest level of the sport. He spoke harshly saying he could make more money "emptying garbage cans" than he does as a fighter. However, today he released a statement with a much more optimistic view.

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