It looks like UFC is more profitable than it looks like at the first look – an impressive score has been reached!
Especially thanks to the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor, UFC has become more popular than it has ever been before!
According to the new report from Moody (via MMAMania.com), $100 per buy multiplied by 4.4 million is an impressive amount of money 99% of the population can’t even dream of! And don’t forget about wonderful overseas PPV buys that are already contributing to budget increase! There are so many middle-aged men who like to enjoy UFC fights at their home and have no problem to throw everything they have for two-three hours of adrenaline rush and favorite fighter support.
Actually, UFC pulled just 4.142 million buys on its own, which is a down score compared to previous years. On the bright side, contracted revenue was up, while overhead is reduced, which leads to tons of positive incomes! Frankly, if UFC officials didn’t agree to Mayweather Vs McGregor boxing match, last year would be a worse disaster than a hydrogen bomb!
The main problem came from the fact that Conor McGregor, two-division champion, didn’t fight at any main event of the evening. It looks like UFC officials were letting him get away with too many things during 2017. Ronda Rousey withdrew from UFC. Jon Jones appeared only once versus Daniel Cormier in July before receiving the suspension for the third time.
But when it comes to fighter payout, this is critical! In some of the last fight cards, 14 fighters were paid only $10,000 to show! The price of camp and training is enormous, and if you include fees and taxes, how much money does the fighter really earn? Is this a discrimination? So many athletes are looking to unionize at the moment, what do you think why?
According to UFC president Dana White, fighters can earn a lot more money in the competition if they are good enough. But you need to know one thing – every fighter can’t be Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, or Anderson Silva! What do you think, should some payout changes be applied immediately?