This Is How Much Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane Made After UFC 270
How much fighters took home after UFC 270 has been released by the California State Athletic Commission.
Francis Ngannou shocked fans with his wrestling skills, which later helped him win via unanimous decision in his first title defense, but even after showing such a fight, he earned $600,000 while Ciryl Gane earned almost $500,000 for losing the fight.
Brandon Moreno earned $300,000 after losing his flyweight throne, while Brazilian Deveson Figueiredo earned half of it, $150,000, for recapturing the throne.
Pay in the UFC has become a hot topic in more recent years with many fighters arguing that they deserve more.
Even Ngannou said that he is not going to fight for the same amount of money anymore.
Instead, he wants to get into professional boxing and take on WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Fury earned $30 million dollars in his last appearance against Deontay Wilder. Wilder brought home almost $20 million despite losing.
“I will not fight for $500,000, $600,000 anymore,” Ngannou previously told ESPN.
“It’s over. I took this fight for personal reasons and because I want to make sure that regardless of (whether) it’s unfair, (whether) I have been wrongly treated, I can make my case of saying I have completed the eight fights.”
In every popular sport, athletes in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB earn between 48 and 52% of the money generated by their clubs and leagues. UFC fighters receive around 16% of the company’s income.
After Ngannou won, Fury congratulated the undisputed champion, but invited him to make some “real money,” continuing to tease a potential crossover match between them.