There’s been a lot of discussion over the past few months relating to the amount of money Mixed Martial Artists make in comparison to the cost of a high-level camp coupled with the income the UFC brings in. While the general opinion has related to the UFC needing to pay more, lightweight Joe Lauzon has a different take on the situation.

As Lauzon explained to 1460 AM in Boston, fighters can make a decent living so long as they play the game right and understand going into things that it’s tough to get rich in a sport based on immediate results.

“We’re paid fighters, so getting in to the UFC doesn’t mean you’re gonna have this cushy job. You get paid based on how your performance goes. I’ve been very fortunate where I have had some great fights and I’ve been rewarded with some bonuses. I couldn’t be happier with the pay structure. It all comes down to people wanting to see you fight.”

>Lauzon is currently neck-and-neck with Anderson Silva for the most performance-based bonuses in UFC history with twelve to his credit. His nextbout is scheduled for August 17 in Boston at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.

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