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Fighter who competed in UFC shares his payslip to show how much they really earn

Fighter who competed in UFC shares his payslip to show how much they really earn

It's a fascinating insight.

John Makdessi shared his pay slip for his UFC 293 fight against Jamie Mullarkey.

Back in September, veteran lightweight Makdessi fought Mullarkey on the preliminary card of UFC 293 in Sydney.

In the Canadian's 20th fight with Dana White’s MMA promotion, he lost the lightweight contest by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the bout 29-28.

To make matters worse. Makdessi believed he walked away from Australia with a measly fight purse.

'The Bull' posted his UFC pay slip on social media, revealing he made a gross show purse of $58,000.00 (£45,300).

But he only took $28,461.65 (£22,255.30) after being taxed a whopping $26,100.00 (£20,408.63) - a 45 per cent foreign tax. The pay slip also shows 'medical', 'airfare' and 'others' deductions.

Taking to X, he wrote: "I sacrificed my whole life for this sport and put everything on the line. Damn Australian government and the judges robbed me pretty badly."

Makdessi subsequently deleted his post from X.

The 38-year-old has been with the MMA promotion since 2010, having made his debut against Pat Audinwood at UFC 124.

Makdessi was dropped from the UFC in October (Getty)
Makdessi was dropped from the UFC in October (Getty)

He's compiled a record of 11-9 in the UFC, facing the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Njokuani and Yancy Medeiros. He boasts wins over Sam Stout, Abel Trujillo and Ross Pearson.

The defeat to Mullarkey marked his second UFC defeat in a row, having lost to Nasrat Haqparast in 2022.

In October it was announced that the UFC had parted ways with nine athletes, including the longtime veteran Makdessi.

UFC 300 is set to take place in April, with White having announced that UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira will defend his title against Jamahal Hill in the main event.

It's the second title fight on the card, joining Zhang Weili taking on Yan Xiaonan.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: UFC, MMA, Dana White