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UFC Phoenix salaries: Penn, Lauzon lead the way

The UFC’s first event of 2017 didn’t exactly break the bank. The promotion’s latest trip to Phoenix had just three fighters with six-figure salaries, and only one other competitor breaking the 50k mark. B.J. Penn, who came out of retirement again just to get badly beaten up by Yair Rodriguez, was the top earner with $150,000, while the man that defeated him made $100,000.

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Saitama462d ago

i noticed there's a trend where the defeated fighter gets more money *cough* Rousey *cough*

HecTroy462d ago

Yeah, but this is far far far far far away from being Ronda-esque difference.

KarateCat461d ago

Sad to see that a Hall of Famer like Penn doesn't merit even just a million dollar purse.