UFC 162 Salaries: Anderson Silva Bags 600K To Chris Weidman’s 48K


UFC 162 proved a whole lot of things about MMA, most of all it proved that the GOAT can have a bad night. Silva was outworked by Weidman all night, who had the perfect gameplan to topple the long time champion. With all the conspiracy theories and excuses that have been made, I think it is as simple as the better man won, with a better gameplan on the night. End of discussion.

That being said, I am a firm believer that Silva can beat Weidman, but thats another article. What UFC 162 also showed was that even on a bad night, The Spider gets paid. Check out the full UFC 162 salary list:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 ($24,000 plus $24,000 win bonus)

Anderson Silva: $600,000

Frankie Edgar: $240,000 ($120,000 plus $120,000 win bonus)

Charles Oliveira: $21,000

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 ($60,000 plus $30,000 win bonus)

Roger Gracie: $50,000

Mark Munoz: $84,000 ($42,000 plus $42,000 win bonus)

Tim Boetsch: $37,000

Cub Swanson: $58,000 ($29,000 plus $29,000 win bonus)

Dennis Siver: $33,000

Andrew Craig: $24,000 ($12,000 plus $12,000 win bonus)

Chris Leben: $51,000

Norman Parke: $30,000 ($15,000 plus $15,000 win bonus)

Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 ($29,000 plus $29,000 win bonus)

Dave Herman: $23,000

Edson Barboza: $46,000 ($23,000 plus $23,000 win bonus)

Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Brian Melancon: $16,000 ($8,000 plus $8,000 win bonus)

Seth Baczynski: $16,000

Mike Pierce: $56,000 ($28,000 plus $28,000 win bonus)

David Mitchell: $10,000

Imagine how much Silva might have netted had he won?