GSP won athelete of the year on Sportsnet's annual poll in an olympic year where Crosby won had the game winning goal and best start to a season in a long time. He is huge in canada. Not just in Canada, but the entire world, he is one of the most marketable atheletes in MMA. Him making $15 million shouldn't be a surprise.
Originally Posted by GangGreenWarrior
Sounds like the UFC should be sponsoring health insurance for their fighters...oh wait, they are. And those guys getting the lowest amounts for the undercard are the local guys who are getting their golden opportunity. Do you realize how little hockey players make before they get to the NHL? WHL players get billeted and stay with a random family while earning ~$400/month pocket cash.
Maybe some day we will actually get to see a UFC contract and then people can bitch about actual facts rather than the tiny snapshot of things we see.
They also get money that goes towards scholarships after the CHL. The CHL isn't a pro league. It's still Junior hockey.