Found January 11, 2013 on
Another memorable year in mixed martial arts is in the books, so it's time for The MMA Manifesto to look back and reflect. Next up: UFC Fighter Salaries.
Was 2012 a good year financially to be a fighter? Well, that depends on what your name is. If it is Jon Jones, then yes, it was a very good year. On the other hand, if you happen to be C.J. Keith, you might want to consider keeping your day job. The average UFC fighter made over $81,000 in 2012, down from an average of $91,000 in 2011. A few more stats that you might find interesting:
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Daniel Cormier easily disposed of Dion Staring in Strikeforce's final card. He called out Jon Jones and Frank Mir after his fight.
Date: April 27, 2013 Location: Newark, New Jersey Venue: Prudential Center Broadcast: Pay-per-view, FX, Facebook Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light-heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier made it clear after his win over Dion Staring Saturday night that he is coming for Jon Jones.
Cormier beat Staring in Oklahoma City by second-round TKO, absolutely demolishing his opponent with an array of punches. The fight was part of Strikeforce’s final card as the promotion plans to close operations.
Cormier announced after his win that he has signed a contract...
Jon Jones (17-1) Dan Henderson (29-8) Lyoto Machida (18-3) Rashad Evans (17-2-1) Phil Davis (10-1) Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) Mauricio Rua (21-7) Ryan Bader (14-3) Glover Texeira (19-2) Attila Vegh (28-4-2)
The UFC recently announced the names of 28 fighters who compete in a single elimination round during the TUF 17 opener on Jan. 22 (FX, 8 p.m. ET), to earn an official spot on the show.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen are opposing head coaches on the series and, barring injury, will fight on a PPV card from the Prudential Center...
Anderson Silva (33-4) Jon Jones (17-1) Georges St-Pierre (23-2) Benson Henderson (18-2) Jose Aldo (21-1) Cain Velasquez (11-1) Junior dos Santos (15-2) Dan Henderson (29-8) Johny Hendricks (14-1) Gilbert Melendez (21-2)