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Old 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Some "Known" fighters coming over to the UFC:

Yoshihiro Akiyama - Debuted UFC 100: Signed as a 12-1 big draw in Japanese MMA with no fights going the distance. ($40,000 per fight)

Little Nog - Debuted UFC 106: Pride veteran. ($100,000 per fight)

Jake Shields - Debuted UFC 121: 5 year undefeated streak, Strikeforce champion. ($75,000 per fight)

Antonio McKee - Debuted UFC 125: Signed from MFC on a 15 fight winning streak. ($15,000 per fight)

Jorge Santiago - Debuted UFC 130: 11-1 steak before signing, beaten names such as Khalidov, Horn, Prangley, Bahadurzada etc. ($36,000 per fight)

Nick Diaz - Debuted UFC 137: Had a 10 fight winning streak plus Strikeforce champion. ($200,000 per fight)

Hatsu Hioki - Debuted UFC 137: 24-4 veteran of Japanese MMA, at the time usually ranked in the top-5 Featherweights in the world. ($15,000 per fight)

Cung Le - Debuted UFC 138: Former Strikeforce champion, action movie star. ($350,000 per fight)

Jason Miller - Debuted TUF 14 Finale: Well travelled fighter, fought some big names, minor TV personality. ($45,000 per fight)

Alistair Overeem - Debuted UFC 141: Top ranked Heavyweight ($250,000+ per fight)

Glover Teixeira - Debuted UFC 146: Well known within MMA, on a 15 fight winning streak. ($15,000 per fight)

The $$$ data comes from Wikipedia. These are basically fighters whom i recognised before they had signed with the UFC, i consider myself to be a fan of all MMA and i follow it casually online so these are all names that should be recognisable to anyone who is interested in the stuff that goes on outside of the UFC.

If i was to guess i'd say Khalidov was offered a maximum of $45,000 per fight - possibly as low as $15,000.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm sure Lombard's contract is pretty big.
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I'm sure Lombard's contract is pretty big.
Lombard coming from Bellator.. much like the guys coming from Strikeforce probably can bargain for a bit more money, Khalidov fighting in KSW doesn't really have the same star power, my opinion.
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He wouldn't make the same kind of money unless he could become a major player in the MW division and I doubt he can. Big fish small pond. Even sponsorship isn't gonna help him because he is not an overly marketable fighter Stateside and he doesn't bring much in the way of name recognition. He has a good gig going in KSW where he is a star, lets be honest he would be a 50% fighter against the middle of the pack UFC MW's and that is on his best day.
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How do people think Khalidov is not marketable?

International champion, 25 wins with 24 finishes, lost once in last 7 years, most recently 4 straight wins over former UFC competitors... Thats a marketing dream right there!

Maybe i'm biased in this though as i think Khalidov is a beast and would tear through A LOT of UFC MWs.
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How do people think Khalidov is not marketable?

International champion, 25 wins with 24 finishes, lost once in last 7 years, most recently 4 straight wins over former UFC competitors... Thats a marketing dream right there!

Maybe i'm biased in this though as i think Khalidov is a beast and would tear through A LOT of UFC MWs.
Lets start with the name, I am not making a comment on his nationality but fans in sports in general tend to relate to and therefore favor fighters with ethnic sounding names, typically only fighters of that ethnicity will relate and typically they tend to associate more with that person.

4 wins over former UFC fighters doesn't mean crap when Matt Lindland could possibly considered the best of them. Lindland likely knocked himself out at night just laying his head down on a pillow by the end of his career.
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He wouldn't make the same kind of money unless he could become a major player in the MW division and I doubt he can. Big fish small pond. Even sponsorship isn't gonna help him because he is not an overly marketable fighter Stateside and he doesn't bring much in the way of name recognition. He has a good gig going in KSW where he is a star, lets be honest he would be a 50% fighter against the middle of the pack UFC MW's and that is on his best day.
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One positive is that he won't have to worry about losing a decision over there.
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Some "Known" fighters coming over to the UFC:

Yoshihiro Akiyama - Debuted UFC 100: Signed as a 12-1 big draw in Japanese MMA with no fights going the distance. ($40,000 per fight)

Little Nog - Debuted UFC 106: Pride veteran. ($100,000 per fight)

Jake Shields - Debuted UFC 121: 5 year undefeated streak, Strikeforce champion. ($75,000 per fight)

Antonio McKee - Debuted UFC 125: Signed from MFC on a 15 fight winning streak. ($15,000 per fight)

Jorge Santiago - Debuted UFC 130: 11-1 steak before signing, beaten names such as Khalidov, Horn, Prangley, Bahadurzada etc. ($36,000 per fight)

Nick Diaz - Debuted UFC 137: Had a 10 fight winning streak plus Strikeforce champion. ($200,000 per fight)

Hatsu Hioki - Debuted UFC 137: 24-4 veteran of Japanese MMA, at the time usually ranked in the top-5 Featherweights in the world. ($15,000 per fight)

Cung Le - Debuted UFC 138: Former Strikeforce champion, action movie star. ($350,000 per fight)

Jason Miller - Debuted TUF 14 Finale: Well travelled fighter, fought some big names, minor TV personality. ($45,000 per fight)

Alistair Overeem - Debuted UFC 141: Top ranked Heavyweight ($250,000+ per fight)

Glover Teixeira - Debuted UFC 146: Well known within MMA, on a 15 fight winning streak. ($15,000 per fight)

The $$$ data comes from Wikipedia. These are basically fighters whom i recognised before they had signed with the UFC, i consider myself to be a fan of all MMA and i follow it casually online so these are all names that should be recognisable to anyone who is interested in the stuff that goes on outside of the UFC.

If i was to guess i'd say Khalidov was offered a maximum of $45,000 per fight - possibly as low as $15,000.
Much appreciated very informative post, I had no idea on their debut pay.
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According to what you copied, Im not surprised at the minimum pay received McKee and Hioki due to their lighter weight and lower star power.
However I am very surprised at the minimum pay received by Glover Texeira who was just offered to fight Shogun in his 2nd fight in the UFC...
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Looking at his record, Khalidov really doesn't have very many high profile wins. If he had beat Lindland 5 or 10 years ago, that would mean something... Khalidov's only other wins over named opponents are Irvin and Santiago... Neither of which were UFC material.

Just another example of a guy looking great against fighters who are way below him. It's the same situation that pretty much all of Strikeforce is in.
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