12.15.2007 - 4:08:00 PM -
Roger Huerta taking 6-8 Months off
After going 5-0 in 2007 and basically fighting every 2 months Roger Huerta (20-1-1, 6-0 UFC) told MMA Weekly that he was going to take 6-8 months off:
"I'm not fighting for 6, 7, 8 months," said Huerta. "I did everything I could this year, I tried to keep helping promote the sport, keep making it grow, but I think I didn't get a lot of R&R. I trained through Thanksgiving for this fight, I didn't even go home to Texas to spend time with my family."
"I think I'm going to take some time off. You know the truth is I need to finish school too. I fought 5 times this year and I think that's the most anybody's ever done in the UFC and I think I'm going to take some time off."
12.11.2007 - 11:50:00 PM -
TUF 6 Finale fighter salaries
MMA Junkie got word on the paydays for the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale*:
Roger Huerta - $38,000 ($19,000 to show + $19,000 to win) Clay Guida - $11,000
Mac Danzig - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Tommy Speer - $8,000
Jon Koppenhaver - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Jared Rollins - $8,000
George Sotiropoulos - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Billy Miles - $8,000
Ben Saunders - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Dan Barrera - $8,000
Troy Mandaloniz - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Richie Hightower - $8,000
Matt Arroyo - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) John Kolosci - $8,000
Roman Mitichyan - $16,000 ($8,000 to show + $8,000 to win) Dorian Price - $8,000
Jonathan Goulet - $14,000 ($7,000 to show + $7,000 to win) Paul Georgieff - $8,000
*Note: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures do not include money paid by sponsors. They also do not include any bonuses paid to some of the main-card fighters who sometimes earn a small cut of pay-per-view revenue. They also do not include other special/non-disclosed bonuses the UFC sometimes pays.
The UFC updated the fight card for The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale on December 8th with 4 more fights in addition to the Main Event that was announced earlier of Roger Huerta vs Clay Guida. Here's the fight card:
UFC 67 Weigh-in Results Travis Lutter (Pictures) (186.5) vs. Anderson Silva (185) Eddie Sanchez (229) vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (Pictures) (223) Marvin Eastman (Pictures) (203) vs. Quinton Jackson (Pictures) (205) John Halverson (155) vs. Roger Huerta (Pictures) (156) Patrick Cote (Pictures) (185) vs. Scott Smith (185) Terry Martin (Pictures) (186) vs. Jorge Rivera (Pictures) (185) Frank Edgar (154) vs. Tyson Griffin (Pictures) (156) Sam Hoger (Pictures) (206) vs. Ryoto Machida (Pictures) (203) Diego Saraiva (Pictures) (155) vs. Dustin Hazelett (Pictures) (156)