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.