No, it's grossly underpaid for the entertainment he and the other fighters provided, which fans felt was worth the nearly $100M they paid for it. The UFC gets $400M a year in revenue, and fighters should get 50% of the pie like other sports, and I think he earns maybe 3% of the total fighter payroll given his stature in the sport. Even if he asked for $500k a year, that's way below what he deserves.
The only reason the UFC makes so much money is their restraint of trade on the fighters. That's what their whole business is based on. If the fighters were all allowed to fight for whomever they want, they would make way more money.
What I'm saying is that Mousasi didn't underperform; rather, your expectations were simply too high. He's never been in that position before, and never had the ability to wrestle for even 10 minutes without gassing, let alone 25.You proved my point about Gegard. He knew he would be up against a top notch wrestler, he had to have prepared for a 25min war. He gassed in the first round, and spent the whole fight on his back. This is a championship fight. I hope he rebounds from this and I believe he will, but for now I'm going to criticize him for his effort.