You have to give the dude credit. he made bank before getting to the UFC (as far as fighters outside the ufc getting big paydays). the last three fights he had before the UFC he made $100,000 (Palomino) $120,000 (Foster) $140,000 (Firmino) in WSOF, but he doubled that when he got to the ufc. But he had to get to 15-0 before he could break $100,000 and i would think he could have gotten to the UFC sooner. WSOF pays their guys pretty well for an org that isn't a "UFC"