Some things are better kept under wraps.
While UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is known for always been honest and open about her opponents, it appears she prefers to remain mum about her UFC salary.
Rousey’s most recent reported payout came after her UFC 175 victory over Alexis Davis in July. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reported Rousey earned $120,000 ($60,000 to appear and $60,000 to win) for her 16-second knockout of Davis in the night’s co-main event.
However, with other UFC bonuses and incentive payouts, it’s unclear exactly how much the 27-year-old fighter walked away with.
“The money that I make, I’m very, very happy, and I’m very, very satisfied,” Rousey said in an interview on Bruce Buffer’s ‘It’s Time!’ podcast. “It’s also very, very private. I don’t want people to know how much money I’m making.”
Rousey said she can’t talk about how other fighters feel about the subject, but from her personal interactions, she’s yet to cross paths with a disgruntled female fighter.
“I can just say I’m very comfortable and very well taken care of,” Rousey said. “So are all these other women, from what I know they’re extremely well taken care of. The UFC is special in that they’re willing to make themselves look bad so the fighters have to deal with less.”
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey