Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
PAYDAY: UFC 175 Salaries - Complete Payroll and Bonus Payouts for 'Weidman vs Machida' with Ronda Rousey - 7/6/14
|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.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
UFC ON FOX 10 BONUSES: $100K Payout for 'Bruce Leeroy' Alex Caceres, $50K for Donald Cerrone and Sergio Pettis - 1/25/14
UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs Thomson, held Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Chicago. The event was headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vs former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.
After every UFC event, Zuffa officials pay out bonuses to fighters based on exceptional performances. These bonus payouts are made in addition to the contracted salaries or fighter purses.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs Thomson on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the famed United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The main card aired live on the Fox network, and was preceded by the live prelim special on Fox Sports 1.
In the main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson narrowly outpointed former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson to win his eighth decision in eight UFC victories. This was Henderson's third UFC win by split decision, and it could go down as his most controversial, although his recent split decision win over Gilbert Melendez and both of his victories over Frankie Edgar still remain highly protested by portions of the MMA fanbase. Admittedly, Henderson earned the most important thing – his win bonus. But his pedestrian performance did not earn him a return title shot according to UFC President Dana White in the video below.
UFC ON FOX 10 BONUSES: Official FOTN, Knockout and Submission Awards
VIDEO: Benson Henderson vs Josh Thomson - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
VIDEO: Stipe Miocic vs Gabriel Gonzaga - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
VIDEO: Donald Cerrone vs Adriano Martins Head Kick KO - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
VIDEO: 'Bruce Leeroy' Alex Caceres vs Sergio Pettis - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
VIDEO: Eddie Wineland vs Yves Jabouin TKO - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
VIDEO: Daron Cruickshank vs Mike Rio Head Kick TKO - UFC on FOX 10 Highlights
Complete Results After the Break