The UFC is a billion dollar corporation, but apparently, the fighters feel that they are not getting paid fairly. The UFC has been under scrutiny for years about this subject, and the president of the company has denied these claims for years. However, it cannot be denied that MMA fighters are paid far less than any other professional athlete in the world. A professional UFC fighter is sometimes only paid $6,000 dollars per fight, and that is downright despicable. How can someone feed their family with that amount of money? People have to remember that MMA fighters have to pay everyone around them, and the fighter is usually left with nothing.
A few people at Amen Clinics agree that having such a dangerous and life threatening job should result in a great reward. The UFC is supposed to be the place where the best fighters meet. Doesn’t that mean that everyone who is under contract with company deserves to get paid well for their service?
Aside from fighting, UFC fighters make money from their sponsorship deals. Everytime that a fighter goes into the octagon with a company’s name on his shorts, that fighter is paid for showing off the sponsor’s name. However, the UFC has made an exclusive sponsorship deal with clothing and apparel company Reebok. This means that UFC fighters will not be allowed to where other sponsorships, while in the octagon. BloodyElbow.com features an interview with Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar. Both of these elite fighters agree that the Reebok deal has caused everyone to lose money across the board. Also, UFC fans feel that the company is making the most amount of money from Reebok and not the fighters.