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    Default Jake Rosholt Article: From Yahoo Sports

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns


    Yahoo sports has a artcile about Jake Rosholt fighting MMA.
    It says the terms of his contract are seven-year for $100,000 per year, complete with health benefits, a vehicle allowance and a housing allowance, they will split any prize money 50/50.
    Seems overly genrous to me.
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    For some reason it won't let me edit the thread title for you.

    I thought I had it but, nope.
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    Yeah, I was little surprised that an untested fighter was given that much, too.

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    I think I broke something again (scratches head) post editing works on my laptop and one of my desktops, but not on this one... pretty weird. Ill get it figured out after the NCAAs, unless it somehow fixes itself before.

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    And Schlottke is supposed to be the tech nerd...title is fixed!

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    Can anyone help me understand the financial structure for various MMA organizations, as they compare to WWE?

    Why I ask... someone once told me, that, in terms of salaries, there are maybe a handful of pro rasslers who earn $1 million or more/year... about a dozen who make "very low six figures" (just over $100K) and the vast majority make less than $30K. Now, I'm not sure that's true, but, assuming it is...

    ... does that mean that Jake Rosholt is The Next Big Thing in the Octagon? Has he proven himself already -- or is this all based on expectations? And... what separates him/places him in a higher bracket than any other college wrestler who enters the Octagon? (The three titles? The four All-American honors? The Oklahoma State pedigree?)

    (All that said, what would someone with Cael's credentials get if he were to compete in MMA?)

    And... does personality and appearance have anything to do with expectations in MMA? Again... my sources RE WWE said that, when they considered whether an amateur wrestler was SmackDown material, things like titles and records and school seemed tertiary to 1. Personality and 2. How they look in trunks. ;-)

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide,
    Mark

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    It's important to note that Jake's contract is not with the UFC or any fighting league, it's with Team Takedown, an MMA team. The UFC very rarely pays the big bucks to untested talent. They may pay through the nose for fighters who have done well in other organizations, say Wanderlei Silva who did well in Pride, or to a fighter who will be an automatic draw, like Brock Lesnar. Otherwise, fighters start on the low end of a contract, sometimes as little as $3000. These were the payouts for UFC 82:
    # Anderson Silva ($140,000) def. Dan Henderson ($100,000)

    # Heath Herring ($140,000) def. Cheick Kongo ($30,000)

    # Chris Leben ($50,000) def. Alessio Sakara ($17,000)

    # Yushin Okami ($28,000) def. Evan Tanner ($25,000)

    # Jon Fitch ($60,000) def. Chris Wilson ($12,000)

    # Andrei Arlovski ($170,000) def. Jake O'Brien ($11,000)

    # Luigi Fioravanti ($16,000) def. Luke Cummo ($16,O00)

    # Josh Koscheck ($20,000) def. Dustin Hazelett ($12,000)

    # Diego Sanchez ($60,000) def. David Bielkheden ($8,000)

    # Jorge Gurgel ($14,000) def. John Halverson ($3,000

    The fighters generally have their contract configured so that they're paid so much to show, so much to win. Koscheck was on his last fight from his Ultimate Fighter contract. Some fighters, like Tito Ortiz, have great contracts, so they will get paid well even if they go and lay down in the Octagon. The UFC also gives out fight night bonuses that are not included in the aforementioned payouts. This money also doesn't include sponsorship deals which sometimes give out more money than the payouts.

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    Biggest paid fighter was on the undercard, crazy.

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    Default Re: Jake Rosholt Article: From Yahoo Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by ideamark View Post
    Can anyone help me understand the financial structure for various MMA organizations, as they compare to WWE?

    Why I ask... someone once told me, that, in terms of salaries, there are maybe a handful of pro rasslers who earn $1 million or more/year... about a dozen who make "very low six figures" (just over $100K) and the vast majority make less than $30K. Now, I'm not sure that's true, but, assuming it is...

    ... does that mean that Jake Rosholt is The Next Big Thing in the Octagon? Has he proven himself already -- or is this all based on expectations? And... what separates him/places him in a higher bracket than any other college wrestler who enters the Octagon? (The three titles? The four All-American honors? The Oklahoma State pedigree?)

    (All that said, what would someone with Cael's credentials get if he were to compete in MMA?)

    And... does personality and appearance have anything to do with expectations in MMA? Again... my sources RE WWE said that, when they considered whether an amateur wrestler was SmackDown material, things like titles and records and school seemed tertiary to 1. Personality and 2. How they look in trunks. ;-)

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide,
    Mark

    WWE performers are putting on mutliple shows per week (I believe, I am not a fan). Three fights a years seems like a full slate for a top fighter.

    I also was wondering about the other Team takedown fighters, such as Johny Hendricks, Roller and the two Bradleys. Are they getting comprable deals?

    While Cael has a Gold medal, I don't think he would draw that many new fans to the sport and hence not be paid that highly. Cael is a legend in the wrestling community, but is still unknown outside of it. Brock Lesnar's payday was becasue of his build and his pro wrestling background.

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