Deiveson Figueiredo Wants UFC To Give Him A Share of PPV Revenue

Published 01/02/2021, 11:41 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Deiveson Figueiredo is off an absolute classic fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256. While the fight ended in a draw, Fig put on a show opposite Moreno, but it resulted in a draw. However, the draw result also meant that Fig didn’t get the money from PPV buys, something he isn’t entirely pleased with.

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“I gave my all, I love fighting in the UFC. I went in the octagon to break myself into pieces and give them the fight of the night because that’s what fans want to see, fighters that don’t slow down, that go in for a bloody game. I’m that type of fighter, you know, so I want the UFC to look at me with different eyes, that they give me pay-per-view [points].

He double-downed on wanting to start getting PPV buy money from his next fight onwards. “It’s missing some pay-per-view in my purse. If they already add it to this [UFC 256] fight, that would be great, brother, but I would like to start making pay-per-view [money] for my next ones. I deserve this. I love working for the UFC and I want to be more valued, you know?”

Deiveson Figueiredo: Is he going to get what he wants?

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Alex Perez punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

There is no reason for the UFC to not give Deiveson Figueiredo PPV money. He is a world champion and is main-eventing cards. That should automatically entitle him to a slice of the cake. All fighters in that position get it.

However, Fig didn’t win his fight. Despite being in the main event and being entitled to those benefits, they come at the cost of winning. Fig ended up drawing that fight, even though it was one of the top fights of the year. The Flyweight champ got bonus money for being the Fight of the Night, but no share of the PPV revenue.

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Hopefully, Fig can outright win the rematch against Moreno whenever it is scheduled. If he is main eventing that card, he should get his fair share of the PPV revenue.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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