October 05, 2011
The UFC works in mysterious ways. To the uninitiated it appears that the UFC's top stars make lousy money in comparison to boxers and other high-level athletes. But then there's that tricky discretionary pay that's kept private.
At UFC 128, UFC light heavyweight champ made $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win). Above, Jon Jones shows off his new $190,000 2012 Bentley Continental GT. Someone's paying him.
It'd be interesting to see if the boxing vs. MMA pay argument would go away with full disclosure of what the UFC pays its fighters.
Either way, good for Jones. The kid's worked hard. He's the rage of the sport. He should buy anything he wants.
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