UFC 143 payouts and salaries: Nick Diaz leads with event-high $200,000 payday


UFC 143 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Diaz vs. Condit" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Feb. 4, 2012) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

As expected, headlining fighters Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit were the top earners of the night. "The Natural Born Banker" is now depositing $110,000 for taking home a unanimous decision victory over his befuddled foe, who will be cashing his check for $200,000 in the Stockton Security Exchange later this week.

UFC import/export extraordinaire Fabricio Werdum was also in triple figures ($100,000) thanks to the Muay Thai clinic he put on Roy Nelson. "Big Country" can buy a lot of Whoppers with the $20,000 he earned in defeat. Rounding out the big bucks was welterweight bad boy Josh Koscheck ($146,000) and middleweight Ed Herman ($62,000).

But that's not all.

Here is the complete list of UFC 143 salaries and payouts:

Carlos Condit: $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 to win)
Nick Diaz: $200,000
Condit def. Diaz via unanimous decision

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Roy Nelson: $20,000
Werdum def. Nelson via unanimous decision

Josh Koscheck: $146,000 ($73,000 to show, $73,000 to win)
Mike Pierce: $20,000
Koscheck def. Pierce via split decision

Renan Barao: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Barao def. Jorgensen via unanimous decision

Ed Herman: $62,000 ($31,000 to show, $31,000 to win)
Clifford Starks: $8,000
Herman def. Starks via submission

Dustin Poirier: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Max Holloway: $6,000
Poirier def. Holloway via submission

Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Alex Caceres: $8,000
Figueroa def. Caceres via split decision

Matt Brown: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Chris Cope: $8,000
Brown def. Cope via technical knockout

Matt Riddle: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Henry Martinez: $6,000
Riddle def. Martinez via submission

Rafael Natal: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Michael Kuiper: $6,000
Natal def. Kuiper via unanimous decision

Stephen Thompson: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Dan Stittgen: $5,000
Thompson def. Stiigen via knockout

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" was $880,500.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. 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 143 click here.

For complete UFC 143 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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