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    Default Fedor?s deal vs Randy?s deal

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    July 31, 2009 ? 1:30 pm by fightlinker

    In trying to figure out if we?ve all been tricked into thinking Fedor was offered a massive contract when in fact he wasn?t, I?ve been looking into how much the UFC pays their other top guys. The best example of fighter pay that I?ve been able to find is Randy Couture?s situation. Because he got into a huge contractual tiff last year with the UFC, we know exactly how much he made before the walk out and from there we have a meter stick for how the UFC pays it?s top guys.

    Back at the start of 2007, Randy Couture was paid a $500,000 signing bonus plus $250,000 flat per fight plus a percentage of PPV moneys. For his return fight he made $950,000 PPV percentage off a 500k show. So he was making over a million dollars per fight BEFORE he left the UFC over ?respect?. May I remind you one of his sticky respect issues was how much more money the UFC offered Fedor to come into the organization at the time?

    Randy returned to the UFC at UFC 91. According to the NSAC he was still making $250,000 flat, so let?s assume for the sake of argument that he went back to the original contract with the same pay and PPV share. Post-event estimates peg the event as having sold 850,000 buys. How much did that make Randy? 1.67 million dollars, bringing his total money off the Brock Lesnar fight to 2.2 million bucks.

    These totals are still using the numbers the UFC agreed to pay Randy back in March 2007. By 2008 he was already feeling like he had gotten a raw deal, to the point that he left the UFC.

    Let?s be clear (and this is something everyone should note when talking about these negotiations): There?s no way to tell for sure what Fedor was offered by the UFC. The ?leaked? offer states 5 million per fight. Randy Couture?s deal back in 2007 had him making between a million and two million bucks a fight. I?m not going to make any more assumptions on what this means - I?ll let you decide. How much more do you think they offered Fedor this week than what Randy got in 2007? And how much money do you think the contract would have made Fedor with fights against Brock, Randy, and Mirko?

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    Bottom line fedor would make much more money with the ufc, vadim has already said as much. Stop being so dense snakerattle.

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    If Fedor's contract was anywhere near the 5 million dollar mark per fight, he would have been put well over 5 million bucks after PPV cuts. Assuming that a card with fedor vs. lesnar would have been the biggest PPV of all time, Fedor could have very well made $6 million for that fight. Yeah, Couture was making bank, but Dana would have sold his soul for Fedor.
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    Someone posted an article on SHerdog somewhere where Vadim hinted the guaranteed pay was closer to $2 million base + PPV percentage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Someone posted an article on SHerdog somewhere where Vadim hinted the guaranteed pay was closer to $2 million base + PPV percentage.
    That would make sense. And the ufc can guarantee there ppv's will sell, so its not like its money he has little chance of seeing. A fight with lesnar would clear 1.5 million buys.

    Now he is making 500-700 k with strikeforce and mighhht pull in another 100k in ppv sales.

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    Yeah, Fedor has no reason to sign with Strikeforce other than to avoid Lesnar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhs189 View Post
    Yeah, Fedor has no reason to sign with Strikeforce other than to avoid Lesnar.
    we've already had this discussion like 10 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    we've already had this discussion like 10 times.
    No, we had the discussion of why he wants to avoid him several times. This thread is just more evidence supporting the fact that Fedor is ducking Lesnar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhs189 View Post
    No, we had the discussion of why he wants to avoid him several times. This thread is just more evidence supporting the fact that Fedor is ducking Lesnar.
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