- Dec 17, 2016
I am surprised that UFC has been scrimping on the purses of the fighters. The recent UFC 236 has only $350k each for Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya while Dustin Porier who won over Holloway for the interim lightweight belt earned only $250k. Worse is Kelvin Gastelum who got only $150 for his defeat in the hands of Adesanya for the interim middleweight belt. In the previous UFC 235 bouts, the payout was more than 50% higher. Is UFC losing its paying audience and sponsors?