|Top earner Chris Weidman (pic via Instagram)|
These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses, which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.
UFC Middleweight Champion Chris "The All-American" Weidman was the top earner with his half-million dollar payout at the UFC's annual Fourth of July weekend event.