Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last Sunday (May 27, 2018) for UFC Fight Night 130, which took place inside Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and now it’s time to see who walked away with the biggest piece of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Neil Magny walked away with the biggest sponsorship check after defeating Craig White, banking $15,000 from the sports apparel giant (recap here). That payout is what event headliners Stephen Thompson and Darren Till took home combined for their five-round scrap (see it again here).
In fact, “Wonderboy” — a former two-time title contender -- took home as much as Trevor Smith, which was $10,000. But that’s not all, so let’s take a look at the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Darren Till: $5,000 def. Stephen Thompson: $10,000
Neil Magny: $15,000 def. Craig White: $3,500
Arnold Allen: $4,000 def. Mads Burnell: $3,500
Makwan Amirkhani: $4,000 def. Jason Knight: $5,000
Claudio Henrique da Silva: $3,500 def. Nordine Taleb: $5,000
Darren Stewart: $4,000 def. Eric Spicely: $5,000
Tom Breese: $4,000 def. Daniel Kelly: $5,000
Lina Lansberg: $4,000 def. Gina Mazany: $3,500
Carlo Pedersoli Jr.: $5,000 def. Brad Scott: $3,500
Gillian Robertson: $3,500 def. Molly McCann: $3,500
Elias Theodorou: $5,000 def. Trevor Smith: $10,000
According to the 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.