Originally Posted by Mirko45
MMA isn't yet on the level of other sports, so it is a little unreasonable to expect the pay to compare to boxing or something else like that
My point exactly. Every org has their own payscale. Until we see the Affliction payscale we won't be able to compare theirs. Right now the UFC is the big dog and they have the best OVERALL paydays for their fighters. The WEC while under the Zuffa umbrella does not generate the same money as the UFC but their payroll is also higher than anyone else's. I would consider them comparable to a strikeforce or elite xc.
ARMNHC said it best that all mma fighter pay is retardedly low, however the UFC is the only org that has had the staying power to steadily increase their pay over the last 2-3 years.
Quality of the show, fighters, and the medium that it is given to us will determine revenue growth in the future. Pretty much every other org needs to follow (to some degree) the UFC business model if they want to be successful.