Now that UFC on ESPN+ 9 — which went down from inside Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, last Saturday night (May 4, 2019) — it’s time to see who hot the bigger slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
It’s no surprise that longtime veteran Donald Cerrone is leading the way with a $20,000 payout, as he’s been competing for UFC longer than any other man on the card. His former WEC and Jackson-Winkeljohn stablemate Cub Swanson also scored a similar payout after coming up short to Shane Burgos, who only managed to rake in $5,000.
But, that’s not all! Take a look at the entire Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie).
Donald Cerrone: $20,000 def. Al Iaquinta: $10,000
Derek Brunson: $15,000 def. Elias Theodorou: $5,000
Shane Burgos: $5,000 def. Cub Swanson: $20,000
Merab Dvalishvili: $4,000 def. Brad Katona: $3,500
Walt Harris: $10,000 def. Serghei Spivac: $3,500
Andrew Sanchez: $5,000 def. Marc-Andre Barriault: $3,500
Macy Chiasson: $3,500 def. Sarah Moras: $5,000
Vince Morales: $3,500 def. Aiemann Zahabi: $3,500
Nordine Taleb: $10,000 def. Kyle Prepolec: $3,500
Matt Sayles: $3,500 def. Kyle Nelson: $3,500
Arjan Bhullar: $4,000 def. Juan Adams: $3,500
Cole Smith: $3,500 def. Mitch Gagnon: $5,000
According to the payout structure (see it), the more fights a fighter has accumulated — combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions — the more coin he or she gets to fill his or her combat sports piggy bank. And the less fights a fighter has under the Endeavor umbrella ... well, the less he or she gets.
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 to 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.
For complete UFC: “Ottawa” results and coverage click here.