The mandatory Reebok sponsorship salaries for UFC fighters continues to look bad on paper, as the fighter who lost in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 99 event took home twice as much as the next largest earner, as he earned double what both Gegard Mousasi and Urijah Hall, the two headliners of the event, were paid.
The Reebok system is set up in a way that compensates veterans of the promotion the greatest, regardless of almost any factors such as rankings or the actual performance they put on inside the Octagon, but instead rewarding them for their longevity in the sport and the top level.
A good example of the system and how it may seem fair at a glance when no specific fighters or dollar amounts are attached, but completely out-of-whack when those factors are added to the mix, is the UFC Fight Night 99 event from Belfast, Northern Ireland from Saturday afternoon.
As seen in the figures below, which come courtesy of MMAJunkie.com, Ross Pearson took home $20,000 in sponsorship money from Reebok in a losing effort, as he was defeated by Stevie Ray in the co-main event. Meanwhile, event headliners Gegard Mousasi and Urijah Hall both earned the same amount from the Reebok sponsorship deal, as the two pocketed $10,000, exactly half of what Pearson earned, despite a number of factors.
Featured below are the UFC Fight Night 99 Reebok sponsorship salaries for all of the fighters who competed on the card that aired live on UFC Fight Pass from the SSE Arena.
UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 Reebok Salaries
Gegard Mousasi: $10,000 def. Uriah Hall: $10,000
Stevie Ray: $2,500 def. Ross Pearson: $20,000
Alexander Volkov: $2,500 def. Timothy Johnson: $2,500
Artem Lobov: $2,500 def. Teruto Ishihara: $2,500
Jack Marshman: $2,500 def. Magnus Cedenblad: $5,000
Kyoji Horiguchi: $5,000 def. Ali Bagautinov: $5,000
Kevin Lee: $5,000 def. Magomed Mustafaev: $2,500
Amanda Cooper: $2,500 def. Anna Elmose: $2,500
Justin Ledet: $2,500 def. Mark Godbeer: $2,500
Zak Cummings: $5,000 def. Alexander Yakovlev: $5,000
Marion Reneau: $2,500 def. Milana Dudieva: $2,500
Brett Johns: $2,500 def. Kwan Ho Kwak: $2,500
Abdul Razak Alhassan: $2,500 def. Charlie Ward: $2,500