source | MMAJunkie.com
“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 may be happy with her pay, but when her reported earnings are compared to other women under the UFC banner, it’s clear the champion gets the lion’s share of the cash.
It makes sense for Rousey to receive more money considering her popularity and accomplishments in the sport. But when her salary is compared to No. 1 contender Cat Zingano, who made a reported $18,000 for her UFC 178 victory last month, there’s a noticeable discrepancy.
Rousey said she can’t speak to the attitude of other UFC contract athletes, 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.”