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Mark Hunt: “Why would anyone want to be a UFC fighter if this is how much we get paid?”

Mark Hunt: “Why would anyone want to be a UFC fighter if this is how much we get paid?”

Add heavyweight Mark Hunt to the growing group of UFC fighters, past and present, concerned with competitor pay in comparison to the amount of money the organization is bringing in daily. Hunt took to Facebook this week where he expressed his frustration.

“This is really crap, man. I need a pay (raise). How can some of these other goons get more than me? Been cheated again,” vented Hunt. “Why would anyone want to be a UFC fighter if this is how much we get paid?”

Hunt’s specific salary wasn’t mentioned though he did allude to a report from MMA Manifesto as being fairly accurate. On the list he was shown to have made around $537,000 over six Octagon appearances including three performance-based bonuses accounting for $175,000 of the figure.

The 39-year old Hunt is currently in the process of recovering from a few health-related matters. He was last seen losing via knockout to Junior dos Santos at UFC 160.

Middleweight Tim Kennedy recently came forward with statements similar to Hunt’s, saying a career as a trash man would be a more lucrative endeavor than being in his current position. Kennedy quickly backed off the comments and implied corporate pressure had inspired him to come to his senses.

6 COMMENTS
  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    hmmm-what’s really going on?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Well thats a little over 60,000 a fight, not counting any bonus money not to sure I would be complaining about that type of pay considering Weidman just made a bit under $50,000.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Once they become champs and gain fan base $ goes up. If hunt would have beat jds then got the belt then more $ comes his way. Its like the ufc is a job agency then when u become champ and favored then u get hired and get the pay raise.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I wonder if it should be added in the UFC helping out with his legal fees/troubles when he couldn’t get a visa to go fight JDS?

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  • darth_irritable says:

    In New Zealand Skedoodles, that’s like three million dollars.

    To be fair, he lives in a country where gas is more than $8 a gallon…. Milk would be $7.98 a gallon.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Makes you wonder

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