The pay info for the TUF6 finale has been released and it looks like the big loser on this event was Clay Guida, who was paid a whole $3000 more than the virgins who starred on the show. Pay for this season’s crop of TUF fighters is 8k to fight and 8k to win. Guida got 11k to fight with 11k to win.
I’m always amazed that the UFC doesn’t pay more for main event status … sure, it’s a slippery slope down to boxing pay where fighters get paid more depending on what order their fight is in or who they’re fighting. But it just seems embarrassing that the fighters headlining these things wouldn’t be able to afford a 30 second commercial on the show they’re fighting for.
I can only cross my fingers and hope Guida’s going to get a fat bonus and a nice raise soon so he can afford to a) get a haircut and b) get some better training partners to sharpen his skills.