The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC 106: "Ortiz vs. Griffin 2" this past Saturday night (Nov. 21) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
As expected, main event participants and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz, accounted for nearly 50 percent of the entire payroll with their combined salaries ($500,000).
Former number one welterweight contender Josh Koscheck also had a big night, pulling in $106,000 for his submission win over the hard-hitting Anthony Johnson. Coupled with his double-shot fighter bonus, it might be safe to assume he's treating the AKA boys to breakfast at least once this week.
Also breaking the six figure mark was Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($100,000). He also broke Luis Can en route to a first round stoppage and a place among the light heavyweight contenders.
Here is the complete list of UFC 106 payouts:
Forrest Griffin -- $250,000 ($150,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Tito Ortiz -- $250,000
Griffin defeated Ortiz via split decision
Josh Koscheck -- $106,000 ($53,000 to show, $53,000 to win)
Anthony Johnson -- $17,000
Koscheck defeated Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Paulo Thiago -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jacob Volkmann -- $6,000
Thiago defeated Volkmann via unanimous decision
Amir Sadollah -- $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Phil Baroni -- $25,000
Sadollah defeated Baroni via unanimous decision
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -- $100,000 ($70,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Luis Arthur Cane -- $19,000
Nogueira defeated Cane via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Ben Saunders -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Marcus Davis -- $27,000
Saunders defeated Davis via knockout in round one
Kendall Grove -- $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Jake Rosholt -- $15,000
Grove defeated Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Brian Foster -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Brock Larson -- $25,000
Foster defeated Larson via submission (strikes) in round one
Caol Uno -- $20,000
Fabricio Camoes -- $10,000
Uno battled Camoes to a majority draw
George Sotiropoulos -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jason Dent -- $8,000
Sotiropoulos defeated Dent via submission (armbar) in round two
Keep in mind 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.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for UFC 106 go here.
The total base fighter payroll for the pay-per-view (PPV) event, which attracted an official crowd of 10,529 attendees and a live gate of $3.0 million, was $1,021,000.