UFC on Fox 8 Salaries: Robbie Lawler Leads The Payroll


UFC on Fox 8 is now in the rear view mirror, and with all the fallout from the event comes the disclosed salaries. Although Demetrious Johnson once again defended his title at Flyweight, Mighty Mouse only managed to earn fifth in the payscale order. It was Ruthless Robbie Lawler who topped the stack after his impressive second round KO over Bobby Voelker.

Obviously this list is only the disclosed salaries, and doesn’t include any locker room or sponsor bonuses.

Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. John Moraga: $17,000

Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000

Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000

Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $12,000

Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Mac Danzig: $30,000

Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Yves Edwards: $21,000

Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000

Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Riley: $14,000

Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $10,000

So Lawler bags a cool 156k to DJ’s 58k, another example of the impact that the smaller divisions are yet to have on the world of MMA?

  • Wow, and Johnson is the champ no less! Ellenberger made a killing considering his performance.

    • 52K to get jabbed in the face for 3 rounds.

  • It has nothing to do with being in the smaller division… Just wait and see what happens to that amount once DJs contract is up for renewal…. Its just the contract he signed when he became a part of the UFC. With every couple of wins it goes up and if you performed well you have negotiation power for a better contract. Look at how long Robbie has been a company man… he didnt get that kind of paycheck overnight… !! and DJ is good… locker room bonuses, sponsor/endorsement.. he gets PAID… a lot more than Robbie, believe that! The only advantage the heavier divisions have is their PPV drawing power, not their base pay unless they come into the company with a big name already. Nobody knew DJ when he signed with the UFC, so he got a "nobody" contract! However after UFC on Fox 8, im sure people took notice and the smaller divisions will grow into a bigger PPV draw (especially DJ).

    • I hope you are right because Johnson deserves a lot better.

  • Lawler was great but making 3x Mighty Mouse salary is just wrong. MM being 5th after that incredible performance is even more wrong. Fighters work their whole careers to be champions, and champions should make more money, simple as that, unless, of course, their performance is garbage (See A. Silva versus Weidman).

    Mouse got robbed.

  • I wonder what DJ gets from XBOX.