t’s good to be the champion.
And it’s bad when you lose the title.
Reebok money for the champion is $40,000. If you lose the title, next fight could be as low as $2,500. As champion, T.J. Dillashaw made a disclosed income of $70,000 to show and another $70,000 to win, plus a cut of the PPV. His next fight was for a disclosed 25/25, plus $10,000 in Reebok money.
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold made $250,000, plus $40,000 in Reebok money, plus perhaps $1 for each of the estimated 380,000 UFC 199 pay per view buys over 200,000. And Rockhold lost to Michael Bisping.
The offer for his next fight is apparently radically less.
“Look, a lot of people are asking ‘when are you going to fight?’” said Rockhold on