On Periscope, someone recently asked Rose Namajunas: can you make a living as a fighter? She proceeded to give a somewhat lackluster response that included the expected answers. Namajunas mentions that you need sponsors and the right opportunities. Likewise, she provides some more cliched responses, including that everyone’s idea of making a living is different.
Of course, dozens of people do make a nice living as a fighter, but others struggle to earn enough money. Fighters have to be skilled enough to beat opponents and climb into the real rights. Only then will they start making decent coin from fighting.