UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell wasn't just a winner inside the Octagon on December 30. He also took home a nice paycheck for disposing of Tito Ortiz in the third round of their rematch at UFC 66.
Prior to UFC 66, we shared the fighter purses for a few fighters, including Liddell, Ortiz, Andrei Arlovski, Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz, Keith Jardine and Forrest Griffin.
To read that post click here.
For the complete list, we turn to UFCJunkie.com, which today received the fighter paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Here's the final tally:
Chuck Liddell — $250,000
Tito Ortiz — $210,000
Note: Both Liddell and Ortiz will receive a percentage of PPV proceeds.
Keith Jardine — $14,000 ($7,000 to fight, $7,000 win bonus)
Forrest Griffin — $16,000 ($16,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Andrei Arlovski — $145,0O0 ($90,000 to fight, $55,000 win bonus)
Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz — $5,000 ($5,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Jason MacDonald — $10,000 ($5,000 to fight, $5,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben — $7,000 ($7,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Michael Bisping — $24,0O0 ($12,000 to fight, $12,000 win bonus)
Eric Schafer — $4,000 ($4,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Thiago Alves — $22,000 ($11,000 to fight, $11,000 win bonus)
Tony DeSouza — $7,000 ($7,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Gabriel Gonzaga — $18,000 ($9,000 to fight, $9,000 win bonus)
Carmelo Marrero — $5,000 ($5,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Yushin Okami — $16,000 ($8,000 to fight, $8,000 win bonus)
Rory Singer — $5,000 ($5,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Christian Wellisch — $6,000 ($3,000 to fight, $3,000 win bonus)
Anthony Perosh — $3,000 ($3,000 to fight, no win bonus)
Keep in mind that fighters often earn extra cash on the side from sponsorship deals and other affiliations. This list does not include those exclusive figures.
In addition, fighters usually don't walk home with complete paychecks. There are managers, trainers, promoters, nutritionists and a whole slew of people, including Uncle Sam, who get a percentage of the purse -- win or lose.
To see the complete UFC 66 results and impressions click here.