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Ivan Trembow has posted the fighters’ purses from UFC 63 and 64. Check this . . .

The total purses for UFC 64: $209,000
The total live gate for UFC 64: $2,314,000
(And that does not count the PPV revenue)

You can say all you want about the undisclosed bonuses the UFC gives a few top fighters or the amount of Xyience sponsorship deals it helps fighters secure, but these numbers seem totally out of whack. Kenny Florian’s official purse in his fight for the 155 pound championship was $8,000 for crying out loud.

For the fighters’ sake, I hope another promotion becomes successful enough that the UFC has to raise its pay scale so that fighters can afford to make a decent living by appearing in multi-million dollar PPV events.

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