Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Dec. 2, 2017) for UFC 218 which took place inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, and now it’s time to see who walked away with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Max Holloway walked way with the biggest sponsorship check, earning a cool $40,000 from Reebok in his win over Jose Aldo (highlights), who took home $30,000 from the sports apparel giant.
Furthermore, Alistair Overeem nabbed $10,000 after getting knocked out by Francis Ngannou, who managed to score $5,000 from Reebok following his vicious first-round win.
Let’s see how all of the payouts break down courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Max Holloway: $40,000 Jose Aldo: $30,000
Alistair Overeem: $10,000 Francis Ngannou: $5,000
Henry Cejudo: $5,000 Sergio Pettis: $5,000
Eddie Alvarez: $5,000 Justin Gaethje: $2,500
Tecia Torres: $5,000 Michelle Waterson: $2,500
Charles Oliveira: $15,000 Paul Felder: $5,000
Alex Oliveira: $10,000 Yancy Medeiros: $10,000
David Teymur: $2,500 Drakkar Klose: $2,500
Felice Herrig: $5,000 Cortney Casey: $5,000
Amanda Cooper: $2,500 Angela Magana: $2,500
Sabah Homasi: $2,500 Abdul Razak Alhassan: $2,500
Jeremy Kimball: $2,500 Dominick Reyes: $2,500
Justin Willis: $2,500 Allen Crowder: $2,500
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner... well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC, not Reebok.
According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That's a great way for the Internet "morons" to help the cause.