The UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira has been one of the most exciting fighters to watch throughout the years. He has the most number of submission wins and numerous fight-of-the-night performance bonuses, making him one of the must-see fighters in the current roster. So it’s expected that after so many spectacular fights in UFC, Oliveira must have made a fortune when compared to other UFC fighters. However, that might not be the case.
Fans assume that Charles Oliveira has earned a lot throughout his career and has a stable financial condition after receiving 17 bonuses, which are the second most bonuses earned in the history of UFC only behind The Cowboy Donald Cerrone.
This might not be the case as Charles said in an interview that he still needs to worry about his financial situation but has anticipated that he will have a more comfortable life now that he is a champ.
Charles Oliveira reveals how much money he gets from the UFC bonuses
In a recent interview, Charles Oliveira has revealed the reality about the Ufc fight bonuses. Oliveira told that they don’t receive the complete $50,000 bonus but end up getting $15,000 or $20,000. The lightweight champion also mentioned that he lives in Brazil so he has to transfer his earnings from the US to Brazil and exchange the currency which means he has to pay additional fees. Oliveira confessed that he has to pay for his trainers and supplements.
The entire version of the translated Charles Oliveira interview is available below.
Oliveira also confessed: “People think I am rich, but I’m not. Nobody has the information about the amount of money that gets deducted from the fight bonuses. The team alone gets 30% and the state that you are competing in gets around 12% to 15%. I didn’t get $50000 bonuses 17 times but earned $10,000 to 17,000$.”
Charles Oliveira admitted that he is living a good life but if he needs to buy expensive bikes or cars he has to pay installments for it. The lightweight champion also made a shocking confession and said that if he stayed six or seven months without fighting his financial situation would get tight.
The harsh reality is that people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes with these fighters. It is unfair for the fighters to have to worry so much about their financial condition even after giving their best to entertain everyone.