the money compared to boxing is peanuts. there is less than 10 guys who are getting 6 figures every fight in their guaranteed purses. sure there is bonuses and ppvs and all of that but that is all there in boxing too and the top draws get millions in reported purse. now i get it there isnt many boxers pulling in that money and that is because the promoters killed themselves in their business with greed, thats not the point though. it really isnt enough money for guys to start taking dives. theres not that much money at stake. zuffa owns casinos but they are the bottom of the barrel casinos in vegas its not like they own anything on the strip (station is downtown). so to say they are making money on the bets is a little ridiculous, also not every fight is available for betting and even major fights sometimes they wont put a line if its too even.
is it possible that there is a worked outcome here and there of course but likely no, the sport is still in its infancy its only been hot for 6 years. ufc was almost bankrupt before the ultimate fighter came on tv. theres just not the major dollars yet for all the corruption. it just doesnt make sense right now.