LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Mixed martial artist Mike Pyle and wife Katarina Pyle arrive at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
UFC on FX 3 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Johnson vs. McCall" event this past Friday night (June 8, 2012) from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., were released earlier today by the Florida State Boxing Commission.
Surprisingly, Welterweight veteran Mike Pyle lead this payout pack with an event-high purse ($66,000) for his performance in the "Sunshine State," which resulted in a highlight-real finish of Josh Neer. Not far behind was another 170-pound fighter who competed on "Prelims" under card, Mike Pierce, who took home the second-best salary ($40,000) for his split decision over Carlos Eduardo Rocha.
As for the 125-pound headliners, Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall?
"Might Mouse" matched Pierce's take ($40,000), but "Uncle Creepy" earned a meager sum ($9,000) in comparison for his participation in the promotion's Flyweight tournament semifinal match.
Mike Pyle: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Josh Neer: $14,000
Pyle defeated Neer via knockout in round one
Mike Pierce: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Pierce defeated Rocha via split decision
Dustin Pague: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jared Papazian: $6,000
Pague defeated Papazian via submission (rear-naked choke) in round one
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FX 3: "Johnson vs. McCall" was $423,500.
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 on FX 3 click here.
For complete UFC on FX 3 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here. For a complete recap of all the news and notes coming out of the "Johnson vs. McCall" mixed martial arts (MMA) show click here.