He UFC has some of the best referees in the MMA world and they take home a decent fight wage.
Herb Dean, John McCarthy and Mario Yamasaki they are some of the best UFC umpires we know. They have been in close fights and most of the time they have prevented a fighter from suffering serious damage.
Being a UFC referee may seem like an easy job, but it’s far from that. Referees must be alert to illegal movements throughout the fight, such as itchy eyes or groin bumps.
They should also make sure be in the right position to notice the tapouts of a fighter and thus avoid that the fights cause serious injuries. While UFC umpires don’t win as much as the best fighters, they still get decent wages.
To referees, like fighters, they are not paid a fixed salary for their services. Your services may be required for various promotions, but doing so at the UFC guarantees the best pay.
Reports suggest that entry-level MMA referee wins $ 250 per fight, and from there it increases for the most experienced. While most of these details are “a mystery,” it emerged that John McCarthy, for example, won $ 1,900 for the José Aldo-Conor McGregor fight.
Certain states, such as California, have made sure that the minimum salary for a referee in a regular UFC event is $ 650 per fight, which can change depending on the nature of the fight.
Main UFC referees earn an annual salary ranging from $ 270,000 to $ 550,000 And here is a list of your estimated salary for some of the most important ones.
Herb Dean wins $ 1000 per fight with $ 7000 being the most charged for a fight, while annual income is estimated in the order of $ 550000.
The recently questioned Marc Goddard wins $ 700 per fight $ 5,000 being the most he has charged for a fight, while annual income in the order of $ 270000 is estimated
Mario Yamasaki for his part wins $ 700 per fight $ 3500 being the most he has charged for a fight, while annual income in the order of $ 270000 is estimated