The majority of the people around the world love sports, all forms of sports have a large number of audiences and there is no other question that ponders our mind more than who makes more money, the NFL or UFC?
In 2018 only 39 MMA matches took place. This year, 256 regular seasons cumulative NFL games are held.
The NFL became effective in 2018 with gross sales of 14 billion dollars, a gain of 900 million dollars from the previous season and an increase of six billion dollars from 2010.
On the other side, in 2017, UFC reportedly created an income of more than $700 million, although it couldn’t be a typical year, because the company’s profit was only $180 million, which involved the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Boxing match. The NFL generates further sponsorship revenues, but how challenging is it to assess since the UFC is a private entity with “somewhat secure” financial data? NFL sponsorship income in 2017-18 hit $1.32 billion, with liquor, trucks and fast food being the major sponsors.
The MMA has partnerships with several major brands, like 7-Eleven, Modelo and BodyArmor, and it isn’t gone, but about the same level as the NFL.
What’s the difference in how the two leagues share their revenue?
Revenue sharing was first developed to guarantee the semi-equality start to the season between wealthier and poorer players, otherwise, there would be a rivalry.
Usually, the NFL made 14 billion dollars in regional media deals, and the Game, which was allocated to all 32 teams, needed to send half of it.
The 2017 Season, which culminated in a regional market share of over $7.2 billion, received $226.4 million for each NFL player.
The UFC is a commercial organization and there is no association of competitors and therefore no collective bargaining arrangement (CBA) is in effect, which ensures that the money is not allocated.
Which made more money – the Super Bowl or the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight?
With Super Bowl LIII the two costly parent corporations were Anheuser-Busch InBev and Fiat Chrysler Automotive and sales for the game were valued at $450 million.
Super Bowl itself has invested more than $382 million in Football, NFL, Online GamingSuperbowl ads, which is the same as in the previous season.
There is currently no super bowl in MMA because when you look at the 2017 fight between McGregor and Mayweather, the overall sales hit just under $600 million.
The trouble with this analogy is that every year there’s the super bowl, although just a couple moments in a lifetime is a battle like that of McGregor / Mayweather.
Which ads cost more money – Super Bowl or UFC?
The easiest way to calculate the sales capacity of the two conferences was in one of our calculations and see how much one of these conferences pays for ads.
The expense of a spot for 30 seconds ranged from $5.1 million to $5.3 million during the Super Bowl of 2019.
The MMA is achieved in the pay-per-view system, and no paying coverage is required while fighting.
Which are worth more, NFL teams or UFC camps?
The NFL has an immense edge over the UFC in terms of player interest, though also because there are no true UFC players.
The total NFL team presently stands at $2.5 billion, rising eight points in the last year, and above all, all but five NFL teams are valued at least $2 billion. According to Forbes magazine.
For the 12th year in a row, Dallas Cowboys, which is worth five billion dollars and is up 4 percent from 2018, was the most successful NFL and franchise in the country.
The bills with a cumulative amount of 1,6 billion dollars end the register as normal.
The UFC has several training centers and actually has 500 UFC contracts negotiated by participants, but none of those centers will produce the amount of income per annum from one NFL team.
NFL vs. UFC: Salaries
Football players perform well — it’s about $480,000 per season, so that’s rising from $5,000 to $10,000 a year.
Football athletes do not receive their income from salaries as much as incentives during their first year.
The NFL minimum is charged by most recruits, while exceptional veterans are handled accordingly.
For starters, the New York Giants signed a $31.2 million contract last year (including a signing bonus of $20.77 million) including Saquon Barkley.
And so for the four-year deal agreed by Cleveland Browns rookie Baker Mayfield, worth $32.68 million (including a $21.85 million signing bonus).
The professional NFL quarterbacks make about four million dollars a year, while the typical NFL player makes around 1,9 million dollars per season.
There are the three highest paying NFL athletes and not shocked that they are both quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers for Green Bay Packers receives $33.5 million annually from Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and raises US$ 30 million a year plus $5 million in funding from Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers.
In 2017, the total US household revenue of the MMA fighters was less than 45,000 dollars.
Median income was $68,500 in 2018 for a UFC participant, while the total salary for the same year was $138,250 for all UFC participants.
There are actually just 187 UFC fighters who gain six figures.
The UFC titles were won by fifteen men and women in 2018 and the fighters received a total of US$ 783,400.
In reality, this figure was slightly higher than in 2017, where these championship fighters earned $666,643 on average.
The pay of the UFC participant depends on the number of prior battles, the success, and the pace at which they compete each year.
The UFC promises at least three fighters a year for such matches and will pay them, even though not all three exist when a fighter refuses a contest.
Who makes more for being champions, NFL players or UFC fighters?
You make profits, whether you win or lose the Super Bowl.
The victorious New England Patriots won $118,00 for Super Bowl LIII last season and a big fat ring for each, while the losing players from Los Angeles Rams got $59,000 each.
The Divisional Playout gave them $29,000 and with the conference title victory, $54,000 was produced by MMA star Conor McGregor with his major battle with Mayweather, around $85 million to $100 million so a regular MMA main event game won him a flat rate of about $3 million. They have earned money for the majority of their play in their postseason.
Prior to that in 2016, Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes organized a splendid bowl-like case in the UFC Women’s Division.
Rousey also brought in, when she fell 3 million bucks, the second biggest burse (behind McGregor’s from the beginning of the year) to the UFC’s 25-year-old MMA combatant.