Today (Mon., January 5, 2014) the NSAC has released the full UFC 182 fighter salaries for this past weekend’s (Sat., January 3, 2015) pay-per-view (PPV) event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones predictably earned the card’s biggest payday by taking home $500,000 for his decisive victory over arch nemesis Daniel Cormier (watch highlights here). “DC” took home $90,000 for the loss, hardly a consolation prize for a man who wanted nothing other than to be a champion.
Lightweight Donald Cerrone was the second biggest earner of the night with 0,000 for his decision win over previously undefeated Myles Jury in the co-main event (watch highlights here). Failing to mount any significant offense, “Fury” earned a paltry $16,000 for his efforts, which wouldn’t seem like a number befitting of a PPV co-main event participant on one of the promotion’s most anticipated cards.
Here is the full disclosed list of UFC 182 fighter salaries:
Donald Cerrone: $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Myles Jury: $16,000
Cerrone def. Jury by unanimous decision
Brad Tavares: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Nate Marquardt: $49,000
Tavares def. Marquardt by unanimous decision
Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Louis Gaudinot: $10,000
Horiguchi def. Gaudinot by unanimous decision
Hector Lombard: $106,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 to win)
Josh Burkman: $45,000
Lombard def. Burkman by unanimous decision
Paul Felder: ,000 (,000 to show, ,000 to win)
Danny Castillo: $36,000
Felder def. Castillo by knockout
Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Marcus Brimage: $12,000
Garbrandt def. Brimage by technical knockout
Shawn Jordan: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Jared Cannonier: $8,000
Jordan def. Cannonier by knockout
Evan Dunham: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Rodrigo Damm: $12,000
Dunham def. Damm by unanimous decision
Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Mats Nilsson: $8,000
Akhmedov def. Nilsson by unanimous decision
Marion Reneau: $17,600 ($9,600 to show, $8,000 to win)
Alexis Dufresne: $6,400 (fined for missing weight)
Reneau def. Dufresne by unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 182 was $1.3 million.
Disclaimer: The salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
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