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UFC 158 Fighter salaries


UFC 158 took place last night in Montreal, Quebec and it did not disappoint. Fans at the Bell Centre were treated to some great fights, with a few highlight reel knockouts added in for good measure.

Welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre once again proved why he is champion with a clear cut win over Nick DiazJohny Hendricks secured his title shot with a FOTN winning performance against the always game Carlos Condit.

Jake Ellenberger secured a cool 50k with his first round knockout of former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt.

Below are the UFC 158 fighters salaries and bonuses:

Georges St.Pierre: $400,000 ($200,000 to show, $200,000 win bonus)

Nick Diaz$200,000 

Jake Ellenberger$134,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Carlos Condit$105,000 ($55,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Johny Hendricks$102,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Nate Marquardt$45,000

Patrick Cote$42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus)

Rick Story: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)

Darren Elkins: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

John Makdessi$24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

T.J. Dillashaw$20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Mike Ricci: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Chris Camozzi$16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

George Roop: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Dan Miller$15,000

Jordan Mein$12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Colin Fletcher: $8,000

Nick Ring: $8,000

Daron Cruickshank$8,000

Issei Tamura: $8,000

Reuben Duran: $8,000

Bobby Voelker: $6,000

Antonio Carvalho: $6,000

Quinn Mulhern: $6,000

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  • @ Rory

    Any idea as to what the PPV buys, were?

    • Those will be estimated in the days to come. Early projections are 600+.

  • Dana White said the numbers were trending with the Silva vs. Sonnen fight which had an unoffical PPV buyrate of 925, 000.

    • Damn, didn't see that but saw they were high.

      • That was just the trending numbers. We won't get firm numbers until a week or two–and then the numbers will be according to Dave Meltzer.

        Dana mentioned the trending PPV numbers in the post-fight scrum video.

  • Nick Diaz complains about everything, including money, yet all he did was take a beating for 25 minutes and got paid 1/5 of a Mil?

    • Keith what I see, while you comment about Diaz, is…. well, you don't like the guy.

  • Well these aren't the obvious salaries for these guys. GSP got at least 5 million for that fight, and if Codemaster is right on Dana's projections it should have been around 10. Hopefully nick got at least 3 or 4.

    With the ticket sales announced, and the buyrates trending high, the total for the fighters should have been around 15+ million. That's about 50 million from PPV, 5+ million from tickets. Mulitple big pay sponsorship deals, plus distribution money from Europe, Australia, Brazil, and other countries over seas. Take away 25 for cable companies, and half for the arena (although that is being generous) then your left with roughly 30 million for Zuffa. In theory the fighters should be getting at least 20 of that, but 15 should be ideal with them getting 50% of the profits.

    • Nick Diaz is without a doubt, now a millionaire–before taxes.