One of the first casualties of the coronavirus pandemic from an MMA perspective was UFC Fight Night London, which was set to be headlined by former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley facing Leon Edwards.
There were reports that fighters would get their base pay (better known to some as "show money") for the canceled event, but a new report from Ariel Helwani of ESPN states that no fighter was paid more than $20,000.
“As you can imagine, some of the higher earners aren’t too pleased with that amount, while others were happy to get something for nothing,” Helwani stated.
While $20,000 is better than nothing from a financial perspective, it is a much smaller payout that most main card and main event fighters get, whether they are working a UFC Fight Night event or a UFC pay-per-view event.
The UFC has been forced to postpone and/or cancel multiple UFC cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the promotion is scheduled to be back in action on Saturday, May 9 with UFC 249.