Ronda Rousey Gets Paid Less to "Show and Win" Than Male Fighters Do
UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey has the biggest salary in the UFC, according to a Fortune report.
However Rousey still gets paid less to "show and win" than male fighters do.
On Saturday night, Rousey fought opponent Bethe Correia, in which she knocked out Correia in just 34 seconds.
So just how much was the fight worth?
According to Fortune, the UFC does not disclose the fighters' earnings.
But Fortune estimates that Rousey earned at least $120,000 for the 34-second fight.
Rousey also reportedly received a "Performance of the night" bonus of $50,000.
"Rousey is currently making more in UFC compensation than any other current champion. She is the leader in the club house," UFC spokesperson Dave Sholler told Fortune, but did not release any information about her pay. "It's largely because we're a private company, but also because many of our athletes don’t want their salaries disclosed," Sholler said.
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