10 UFC Stars Who Went Flat-Broke After Becoming Famous

Mike Perry

Given that he’s a former convicted criminal, MMA has appeared to be a godsend for Perry, offering a chance to turn his life around and earn an honest living.

While Perry has experienced mixed results in the Octagon, he’s  still become a popular fighter and has so far earned a disclosed $875,000 in the three-and-a-half years he’s been competing in the UFC.

However, last year after a brutal loss to Vicente Luque at a UFC Fight Night event in Uruguay that left him with a badly broken nose, Perry revealed that he was anything but rich.

“58 [thousand] to show, Uruguay took 17, management and team 15%,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Still got last year’s taxes. Nose job priceless. Money in the bank $6.00. 400k fans on IG tho.”

Perry has since fought again and this time earned $90,000 despite a TKO loss, but judging by one of his latest Twitter posts in the past week he might not hold on to that for long, stating that, “I was up $1000. I bet $1000. I lost LOL.”

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