what a fucking prima donna http://ufcjunkie.com/2007/02/11/report-brandon-vera-turned-down-ufcs-offer-of-200000-per-fight/ Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 11:46 am Report: Brandon Vera Turned Down UFC’s Offer of $200,000 per Fight Posted by UFC Junkie on February 11, 2007 at 11:46 am ET After quickly rising to a top UFC heavyweight contender, Brandon Vera (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) now apparently has some pretty substantial salary demands. In fact, according to a WrestlingObserver.com report discussed by MMAlowdown.com, Vera has turned down a UFC offer that would have paid the fighter a guaranteed $200,000 per fight. Vera, amazingly, reportedly demanded at least $1 million per fight — and an unheard-of signing bonus. From MMAlowdown.com:According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestlingobserver.com, the UFC offered Brandon Vera $200,000 guaranteed per fight, with much more if he wins the title and headlines Pay Per Views. Brandon Vera and his camp shot back with a demand of a $1.5 million signing bonus with seven figures guaranteed per fight on a three fight deal, which was the same amount offered by Gary Shaw of Elite XC, as soon as Vera’s contract expires in September. The UFC thought the offer was laughable and turned it down without any thought at all. Gary Shaw did confirm to Meltzer the figures were accurate. Well, this fully explains why negotiations with the 29-year-old fight have gone nowhere. Although Vera’s UFC career has been impressive — with wins over Fabiano Scherner, Justin Eilers, Assuerio Silva and Frank Mir — he’s done nothing to earn a million-dollar per-fight payday. Vera is essentially asking for salaries given only to the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and perhaps Randy Couture. And honestly, if Shaw and EliteXC are willing to spend a million bucks per fight for Vera, I can only imagine what they’d be willing to pay for a guy like Liddell. Regardless, if Shaw honestly made that offer, I wouldn’t expect to see EliteXC in operation by the time September rolls around. It just makes no financial sense whatsoever. In any manner, Vera has one fight remaining on his current UFC contract. If that fight ever comes to fruition, you’d be safe in assuming it’ll be his last in the UFC.