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Old 10-31-2009, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pay in Japan for MMA Fighters

does anyone know i was wondering how it compares to the pay in UFC an stuff
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question, not really sure either but in Japan they love to do crazy stuff and lots of commercials so famous names in japan probably earn a lot more outside of fighting. But no idea how much they get paid to fight.
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I've only found Pride salaries for their show in Las Vegas (33), I don't know if this counts:

I do remember seeing salaries for one of the last Pride shows in Japan and Fedor was at the top with over a million. Can't find it anymore, sorry.

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Old 12-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.mmahq.com/2007/02/26/prid...hter-salaries/

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Pride 33 Fighter Salaries
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries for this past Saturday’s Pride 33: The Second Coming event.

•Wanderlei Silva: $150,000
•Dan Henderson: $50,000
•Mauricio Rua: $50,000
•Takanori Gomi: $20,000
•Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $20,000
•Nick Diaz: $15,000
•Joachim Hansen: $15,000
•Hayato Sakurai: $10,000
•Frank Trigg: $10,000
•Kazuo Misaki: $10,000
•Sergei Kharitonov: $10,000
•Alistair Overeem: $10,000
•Travis Wiuff: $10,000
•Rameau Sokoudjou: $10,000
•Mac Danzig: $10,000
•Jason Ireland: $10,000
•Mike Russow: $10,000
•James Lee: $10,000
Total Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $430,000
Here are some pay days from Pride 33. Dont know how different there pay was in Japan, but I cant imagine there were to many drastic differences.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here are some pay days from Pride 33. Dont know how different there pay was in Japan, but I cant imagine there were to many drastic differences.
I think they were paid alot more than that in japan IMO, i think Zuffa must of gave them there minimum amount of pay as they wernt very popular in the US at the time, Shogun onlygetting 50k, he was arguably the best LHW on the planet at the time, am sure he would of got a ton more in Japan. I think there contracts must of required them to fight under Zuffa ownership, so they had to do it.
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I think they were paid alot more than that in japan IMO, i think Zuffa must of gave them there minimum amount of pay as they wernt very popular in the US at the time, Shogun onlygetting 50k, he was arguably the best LHW on the planet at the time, am sure he would of got a ton more in Japan. I think there contracts must of required them to fight under Zuffa ownership, so they had to do it.
I could be wrong but I dont think Pride was under Zuffa ownership at that time, I dont think any Pride event took place under Zuffa ownership. Pride had two shows in the US but its wasn't Zuffa who brought them to the states.

And I remember hearing something that in Japan fighters get much more from sponsors than fighters would in the states. In Japan fighters were treated like rockstars. I remember Hidehiko Yoshida once making a few millions in a fight for the sponsors on his Gi alone. In Pride after a fighter won a fight they held a big giant cheque with the amount they just won, the amount was in Yen but I believe they were close to the amount UFc were paid at the time.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I could be wrong but I dont think Pride was under Zuffa ownership at that time, I dont think any Pride event took place under Zuffa ownership. Pride had two shows in the US but its wasn't Zuffa who brought them to the states.

And I remember hearing something that in Japan fighters get much more from sponsors than fighters would in the states. In Japan fighters were treated like rockstars. I remember Hidehiko Yoshida once making a few millions in a fight for the sponsors on his Gi alone. In Pride after a fighter won a fight they held a big giant cheque with the amount they just won, the amount was in Yen but I believe they were close to the amount UFc were paid at the time.
Ohh my mistake, i always thought that pride was took over by Zuffa then, thats why i thought those events were held in the US, i guess i was wrong. I cant beleive i actually never knew that lol.
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Yeah fighters in DREAM and World Victory Road still maintain that status and can fight for salaries similar to Affliction payouts, at least the higher end guys.
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