Dana White Says UFC Stars Are Making “Crazy Money”

The UFC will run their first event of 2020 in just a few weeks, as the promotion presents UFC 246, which is going to be headlined by former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor facing Donald Cerrone.

UFC President Dana White was recently asked by Brett Okamoto of ESPN about how much a UFC fighter is capable of making and White replied with “it’s crazy money.”

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“I think a lot of people would be shocked if you heard what some of these big stars are making. But I don’t ever talk about that. You know, listen, these guys, they know what they make,” White said (via Badar Raja of Bloody Elbow).

There are a lot of factors that can play into a UFC fighters pay, including contracted pay, win bonuses, non-discretionary bonuses, sponsorship bonuses and other factors.

White also claims that the UFC’s female stars are at a better pay ratio with the UFC’s male stars, especially when compared to other sports.

“If you look at what females are paid in other sports compared to the males, and you look at what Amanda Nunes makes here. It’s pretty impressive,” says White.

While the UFC does disclose their fighter payouts, such things a non-discretionary bonuses and other payouts aren’t revealed to the public.

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