Joe Lauzon Discusses UFC Sponsorships Following UFC on Fox 9
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.18.2013
Lauzon talks about how sponsorships work in the UFC…
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon this week. Lauzon is coming off a decision victory over Mac Danzig at UFC on Fox 9. During the interview he discussed sponsorships for his fights in the UFC. According to Lauzon, he currently averages about $12,000 to $25,000 per fight in sponsorship money. The most he ever made in sponsor money in the UFC was in a main event bout against Kenny Florian.
Below are some highlights.
Lauzon on UFC sponsorships: "I feel the UFC sponsorship program is really good, because it limits all these random t-shirt companies, but it definitely hurts sponsors on the other end, though, too. It's good and bad.
Lauzon on how UFC sponsorships work now: "Before, it could be anyone that wanted to pay you, you could wear their shirt. Whereas now it's, ‘Here are the approved people.' So you've got to pick from them, and you've got to find the best deal from these very limited people. It's a little tougher than it used to be. It used to be the wild, wild west from sponsors."