No Katja Kankanpää? So her narrow loss to Joanne Calderwood dropped her out of the competition... that sucks.
So isn't this just Invicta 8? Do the women who lose and don't make the finale go back to Invicta. I think it is good for the UFC and Invicta to have a partnership but I'm not sure about leasing out top fighters for an amateurish entry show only to see if they make the cut.
Best of luck to these women, they're putting themselves on the line just as the men do.
TUF 20: New UFC strawweight fighters getting paid up to $40k prior to Octagon debut
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced plans on Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2013) to create a women's strawweight division with the acquisition of 11 fighters from Invicta FC. Now we have learned how much they are getting paid ... without even fighting.
Financial information has emerged in the wake of promotion president Dana White's announcement and quite frankly, the women are coming out of the deal on top.
During Wednesday's late edition of Fox Sports Live, it was revealed that fighters will be paid at least $32,000 each prior to stepping foot inside the Octagon. Invicta's current champ Carla Esparza is the exception, as she will nab a cool $40k herself before ever throwing a punch.
It's safe to say all the fighters are getting raises, as some were said to be making as little as $1000 to show and $1000 to win. Not to mention 10 of the women will grab an $8000/$8000 split (twice) before ever stepping foot inside TUF 20 house.
32 Gs to stay healthy and prepare for the show.
*Wow, these girls will have earned more from the UFC before they even have an official fight than some fighters have earned in a year!
Well that answers my question.
Tecia Torres: A belt will be around my waist in 2014
“I’m in no rush,” she said. “But everybody keeps asking what’s 2014 for you? What’s up for ‘Tiny Tornado?’ I say 2014, there’s going to be a belt around my waist, whether that be the Invicta belt or the UFC belt, because I don’t know what’s going to happen. But there will be a belt around my waist.”
Women's sports simply do not draw in the numbers as well as male sports across the board and I don't see this as being any different, regardless of how creative the UFC is in selling it.
They bring in fighters who some of them lost their last fight.. like Felice and paying them 40k, yet you got Holly Holm just sitting over there, waiting. Get your mind right Dana!
holy shit I never knew about Herrig.. she is from the town right next to mine