Fighter pay drops to 13% in 2022

Bloody Elbow’s John Nash has a new report out on the UFC’s finances and, friends, it is mind-blowing. Once again in 2022, the fight company made more than $1 billion in revenue and, largely because it didn’t have to pay superstars like Conor McGregor last year, total fighter pay dropped by around $32.8 million (to roughly 13 percent of total revenue). UFC profits were up in every category, while expenses and operating costs were down. So … wow.

Plus, Mackenzie Dern went beast mode on Angela Hill and Dana White says he doesn’t understand Francis Ngannou’s new deal with PFL.

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