Report: UFC Pays Fighters 20% of Revenues According to Evidence in Fighter Lawsuit
By FCF Staff
According to evidence that has been submitted in an ongoing lawsuit with the UFC, the promotion is reportedly paying its fighters around 20% of revenues.
Le and several other former UFC fighters have launched a lawsuit against the organization, alleging that it is a monopoly and is driving down fighter compensation. According to a new report from MMA Fighting, documents that have been submitted in the case show that the UFC is paying fighters approximately 20% of its revenue. That figure is lower than the 27% of revenues it was giving fighters in 2007.
The figures are somewhat higher than what was estimated by certain observers in the past.
The evidence also reportedly indicated that the now defunct Strikeforce paid fighters 63% of revenue, and that Bellator is paying its athletes 44.7% of revenue.
In professional leagues where athletes are unionized, the revenue allocation is around 50%.