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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

TUF 6 Finale Payouts

The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Finale payday has been announced which does not include any other bonuses that the fighters may have received. It appears that all of the TUFers got 8 grand to show with an 8K win bonus so that's even across the board however, Clay Guida got robbed from where I see the fighters dole.

One of the reasons I love this sport so much is due in part to the rawness that it exemplifies as well as the rawness of the fighters who make it all happen for our enjoyment. I mean, you have a guys that for the most part were barely employed and barely knockin' out the rent prior to joining TUF and now a guy like War Machine who was kickin' it on the beach somewhere before he got the call from Dana White's crew to replace the injured Roman Mitichyan gets $16,000 for what I thought was "The Fight of the Night".

Or how about a country boy in Tommer Speer who's trying to make money the only way he can to save the family farm from falling under financially. That's heart man! That's "every man", but most of all, that's me when I watch these guys. No difference except in the way they're going about knockin' out the rent.

Consider that these fighters get paid 8-10 thousand per fight yet only fight three times per year, have to eat, pay rent, taxes & bills to survive in the pursuit of their dream to one day be the best fighter they can be. Respect to all the fighters, man!

Speaking of heart and respect, check out what Clay Guida got for losing to Roger Huerta on his birthday.

Roger Huerta — $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Clay Guida — $11,000
Huerta defeated defeated Guida via submission (rear naked choke) in round three

Mac Danzig — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Tommy Speer — $8,000
Danzig defeated Speer via submission (rear naked choke) in round one

Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jared Rollins — $8,000
Koppenhaver defeated Rollins via technical knockout (strikes) in round three

George Sotiropoulos — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Billy Miles — $8,000
Sotiropoulos defeated Miles via submission (rear naked choke) in round one

Ben Saunders — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dan Barrera — $8,000
Saunders defeated Barrera via unanimous decision

Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Richie Hightower — $8,000
Mandaloniz defeated Hightower via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Matt Arroyo — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
John Kolosci — $8,000
Arroyo defeated Kolosci via submission (arm bar) in round one

Roman Mitichyan — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dorian Price — $8,000
Mitichyan defeated Price via submission (ankle lock) in round one

Jonathan Goulet — $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Paul Georgieff — $8,000
Goulet defeated Georgieff via submission (rear naked choke) in round one

Hat tip to for the TUF 6 Finale fighter paydays

Anyway, congrats to all the TUF contestants and also to Mac Danzig for winning in convincing fashion and also receiving the six-figure UFC contract then dropping to 155 to give rise to a future welterweight force in the hick who overuses the word, "farm" in every interview - Mr. Tommy Speer.

Maybe Tommy can use some of that $8000 to buy new toys instead of the tires he plays with in the farmer's field.

Here's my Fight of the Night between War Machine & J-Roc!

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