MMA Business and Finances

Top TKO executives’ massive salaries and bonuses revealed after UFC-WWE merger
Top TKO executives' massive salaries and bonuses revealed
Following the UFC-WWE merger, top TKO executives like Ari Emanuel will receive massive salaries and bonuses, on top of their Endeavor pay.
Finances: UFC had lower income on first half of 2023
UFC finances for first half of 2023 revealed
John S. Nash breaks down the latest filings on UFC finances.
It’s time! – UFC & WWE merger about to begin
It's time! - UFC & WWE merger about to begin
Things are about to start moving and shaking with the upcoming WWE & UFC merger.
Details: Saudi Arabia enters MMA, purchases $100M PFL ownership stake
Details: Saudi Arabia purchases $100M PFL ownership stake
Saudi Arabia continues its investment in sports. This time purchasing a minority stake with MMA promotion PFL.
‘Scumbags’ – Sean O’Malley taking on more than just Aljamain Sterling ahead of UFC 292
‘Scumbags’ - O'Malley taking on more than just Sterling
UFC star Sean O'Malley is right to take shots at the very real problems with MMA management.
How true are UFC owner’s claims that Dana White’s ‘courage’ saved the company from demise?
How true are claims that White's 'courage' saved company from demise?
Ari Emanuel credited Dana White for supposedly saving the company, but were they really in danger?
New documents reveal UFC event fees collected by NSAC from past 7 years
New documents reveal UFC event fees collected by NSAC from past 7 years
How much money has the Nevada State Athletic Commission made from UFC event fees? As it turns out, ask and you shall receive.
UFC lawsuit certification could be ‘one of the most pivotal dates in all of MMA history’
'One of the most pivotal dates in all of MMA history'
In a court ruling on August 9th, Judge Richard F. Boulware granted class certification in the ongoing Cung Le v. Zuffa, LLC lawsuit, meaning that hundreds of MMA fighters could potentially benefit from compensation resulting from the case. The suit against the UFC and its owners Zuffa, LLC was originally filed back in 2014, making […]
Court certifies class-action lawsuit, says UFC has ‘unfettered power’ to suppress fighter pay
UFC owner Ari Emanuel tried to keep actors from striking
UFC owner Ari Emanuel tried to keep actors from striking
Ari Emanuel is named the second highest paid Hollywood executive amid SAG-AFTRA strike.
Donald Trump’s ‘obscene’ Triller boxing payout revealed in new financial disclosures
Donald Trump's 'obscene' Triller boxing payout revealed in new financial disclosures
Donald Trump made a lot of money from Triller's boxing event.
Context: Francis Ngannou to get ‘multiples’ of UFC career earnings in one bout with Tyson Fury
Context: Ngannou to get 'multiples' of UFC career earnings in one bout with Fury
Francis Ngannou's purse for Tyson Fury is said to be 'multiples' bigger than his seven years with the UFC. Here's more context on those claims.
UFC Finances: Revenue goes up, net income down in first quarter of 2023
Q1 Finances: UFC net income is down
Bloody Elbow breaks down the 2023 first quarter UFC Finances.
Francis Ngannou is the Muhammad Ali for our sport
Francis Ngannou is Our Muhammad Ali
Jason Lee of MMAi Fight Analytics explains why Francis Ngannou may be the Muhammad Ali for the sport, and more in his candid interview with Nate Wilcox.
UFC fighter pay got worse: Record high profits, but all-time low fighters’ share for Endeavor
UFC fighter pay got worse: Record high profits, all-time low fighters' share
UFC fighters are getting significantly less of the revenue share in 2023.
Conor McGregor or Francis Ngannou: Who got the better boxing / MMA deal?
McGregor or Ngannou: Who got the better deal?
Francis Ngannou is NOT the highest paid fighter even with the PFL deal, Conor McGregor is. If Conor was under the terms Francis just got...
13% share? UFC fighters paid even less, profits skyrocket over every fight promoter combined
Dana White, why are you so against me being free? – Francis Ngannou wants answers
Ngannou to Dana: Why are you so against me being free and happy?
Former UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou reminds Dana White of a few facts regarding their prior business relationship.
Company name for UFC, WWE merger revealed
UFC, WWE merger name revealed
The name for UFC and WWE's merger company is certainly relevant to the products they sell.
Endeavor’s Suffocation Strategy | MMA Media Interview
Endeavor's Suffocation Strategy | MMA Media Interview
Join Bloody Elbow Owner, Kid Nate Wilcox in a candid interview with MMA Media OG, Zach Arnold of Fight Opinion
Game changer: All the details from Francis Ngannou’s unprecedented PFL contract
Game changer: All the contract details from Francis Ngannou's unprecedented PFL deal
John S. Nash breaks down how Francis Ngannou's deal not only make him one of the highest paid fighters but also give him an unprecedented of level of freedom.
Ari Emanuel and UFC owners’ 2022 ‘low’ pay packages revealed
Ari Emanuel, UFC owners’ 2022 ‘low’ pay packages revealed
Ari Emanuel and other UFC owners made a lot of money (again).
PFL is rumored to be buying Bellator and it’s kind of true
PFL is rumored to be buying Bellator and it's kind of true
Several companies, including the PFL, are in talks to buy Bellator.
Francis Ngannou is in the ‘perfect situation’
Francis Ngannou is in the 'perfect situation'
Amid speculation of how Francis Ngannou is handling his options since leaving the UFC, former manager Marquel Martin weighs in.
MMA Payout & Show Money’s Jason Cruz | MMA Tête-À-Tête Podcast – Ep. 04
Kid Nate & Jason Cruz | MMA Têtê-À-Têtê
Tête-à-tête (French “head-to-head”):  noun – a private conversation between two people, usually in an intimate setting. | adjective – involving or happening between two people in private. | adverb – between two people in private.
How bad are MMA managers? | Hey Not the Face! 14
How bad are MMA managers?
Our latest episode tackles the differences in MMA, boxing and stick-and-ball sports managers.
Show Money 51: UFC/WWE Merger, Nate Diaz Boxing, Anti-Trust Suit Update, & More!
UFC/WWE Merge, Diaz vs. Paul, Anti-Trust | Show Money
Paul the economist, Jason the lawyer, and John Nash - Bloody Elbow's Financials Columnist, all team up to bring you the business side of M!
If I Did It –  Israel Adesanya caping for Andrew Tate
If I Did It - Israel Adesanya caping for Andrew Tate
If I Did It RETURNS with  Kid 'Paywall' Nate and Eugene S. Robinson discussing the frustrating confusion of why a successful man like Israel Adesanya is caping for failed man movements like Andrew Tate.
The People’s History of Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou – An Introduction
Ngannou's Significance to Dana White and the UFC
Jason from MMAI's thought-provoking perspective on Jon Jones vs Francis Ngannou and why 'The Predator' will be the most influential UFC fighter under Dana White's reign.
Reminder: UFC fighter pay numbers are bullshit
Reminder: UFC fighter pay numbers are bullshit
Unsourced UFC fighter pay stories help no one.