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Randy Math

Okay, here’s a breakdown of the math behind Randy’s contract based on a few assumptions:

  • Holiest of Holiest Dave Meltzer reported Randy as making 1.5 mil per fight.
  • Randy himself said he makes 250K guaranteed plus a percentage of PPV sales
  • If Randy made 1.5 million as Meltzer said, and he gets 250k direct from the UFC, that’s 1.25 million in PPV percentage.
  • Assuming his fights have pulled 500,000 buys on PPV, that would work out to $2.50 per PPV buy.

Now imagine a Superbowl event of massive proportions … 1 million buys. Using the assumptions above you have Couture making 2.75 million per fight … much closer to the numbers coming from Iole. Add in built-in endorsements and bonuses for that number of buys, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Couture’s contract has the ability to hit 3 million + per fight.

Just some food for thought.

  • Matt

    Your on a fucking roll bro.

  • Judge

    Maybe he should request to be paid in Canadian dollars.

  • Accomando

    #2, that would mean the UFC would have to increase his pay, and we know that’s not going to happen.

  • Accomando

    Title and Pic combo is hillarious.

  • Judge


    That was a joke, since the value of our dollars have flipped flopped.

  • Accomando

    “…The loonie topped $1.03 (U.S.) on Friday…”

    “The loonie”, thats great.

    Do you say things like, “I got two-hundred loonies in my pocket”?

  • sonzai

    “Do you say things like, “I got two-hundred loonies in my pocket”?”
    Hey, I need some bus fare. Can I change this $5 bill for 5 loonies?
    Yes, we say that shit all the time! And a $2 coin is a toonie even though it has a polar bear on it. We’re fucking retarded…

  • Judge

    I like to say I have loonies in my pants.

  • Andrej

    Polar Bear’s rule. Don’t hate on the massive pound’s of Cuteness. The Polar Bear is stronger than the eagle in a symbol. Who want’s to have a vulture?

    Look’s like Randy Couture vs The UFC will be lot’s of fun incourt fight’s and public appeal fighting. Probaly more entertaining than a Randy Couture vs Fedor Emelianko at this point.

  • fightlinker

    Randy will be the heavy underdog, but what’s new there?

  • Accomando

    Man, Canada sounds awesome.

    Only been there once, when I was young, in a town on the Minnesota/Canada border. The town had a paper mill in it, which we visited, and I think my parents still have some of the 30 free samples of mulit-color paper packets of like 250 sheets that we got from that place. The town smelled like complete shit.

    My brothers and I had seen the movie Strange Brew numerous times, and we were intrigued to find out whether or not you guys really said things like, “beauty, eh”?

    So in that papermill town as we were walking through it, we saw a teenage kid who was riding his bike and holding onto a soda can at the same time, well, the can dropped and blew up. The kid stopped, and my oldest brother siezed the opportunity…”beauty, eh” my brother remarked, the kid responded in kind, “beauty”. It was remarkable, and that 1 response made our trip totally worthwhile.

  • nem0

    I had a Canadian lab partner once. The only way you could tell is because he said “aboot.” No “eh”s, no loonie/toonie talk, no appreciable accent… just “aboot.”


  • intenso

    no fucking way is a polar bear better than an eagle

  • Kalak

    Polar bears are better.

  • fightlinker

    We have Paul Varleans on our moneys???

  • intenso

    remember when Taz beat Varleans in ECW?

    good times.