Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader commented on the information that he earned $100,000 for his fight with Russian Fedor Emelianenko.
No, I made significantly more. Like eight, nine times more [than the UFC paid me. Look, we know they put out those numbers, and it’s the same with the UFC, but Bellator takes care of us. I’ve never been happier. They’ll release that and people are like, ‘Fedor only made $100,000 for this fight?’ No. I wouldn’t be fighting if I was making that.
Ryan Bader, quoted by MMA Mania
Recall, February 5, at the Bellator 290 tournament, Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko by technical knockout in the first round.
Previously, Bader appeared at Bellator 280, beating Cheick Kongo by unanimous decision. The 39-year-old American has 35 wins and seven losses under his belt.