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Ronda Rousey Wants Her Financial Details To Remain Private

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently spoke about being happy with how much money she’s making fighting for the UFC, something that she’d also like to remain private, in regards to exactly how much. Speaking on Bruce Buffer’s Podcast, here’s what Rousey had to say about it:

“The money that I make, I’m very, very happy, and I’m very, very satisfied. It’s also very, very private. I don’t want people to know how much money I’m making.

I can just say I’m very comfortable and very well taken care of. So are all these other women, from what I know they’re extremely well taken care of.

The UFC is special in that they’re willing to make themselves look bad so the fighters have to deal with less.”

It’s understandable for anyone to want their finances to remain private. For the most part, UFC does keep their fighter salaries private, accept for when having to report the show and win money figures to the various athletic commissions who’s jurisdictions they hold their events in.

Certain athletic commissions will allow that info to become public, such as the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the California State Athletic Commission. Although those commissions cannot disclose discretionary bonuses and payouts for sponsorship deals to the fighters, as it’s not known to them.

For example, Ronda Rousey last fought at UFC 175, in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in July, 2014. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reported that Rousey was paid $60,000 ‘show money’ and $60,000 ‘win money’ for her 16-second destruction of Alexis Davis, taking home $120,000 in reported salary. Rousey also captured ‘Performance of the Night’ honors, which added $50,000 to her earnings on the night.

It’s very likely the UFC gave Rousey additional money on top of the reported money for such an impressive performance.

The UFC has confirmed that Ronda Rousey’s next opponent will be Cat Zingano, a fight that will likely take place at UFC 182, on January 3rd, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here’s UFC president Dana White explaining why he likes to keep the fighter salaries private.


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