UFC 167 fighter payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
No surprises here.
Former current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre was the top earner of the night, raking in $400,000 for his controversial split decision win over division number one contender Johny Hendricks, who limps home $50,000 richer in defeat.
No belt, no win bonus.
Also scoring a major payday is former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, who found 250,000 reasons to beat the shit out of Chael Sonnen in the UFC 167 co-main event. "The American Gangster," who claims to be the promotion's second-best draw, will have to settle for $100,000 and a future payday opposite Wanderlei Silva.
That's not all.
Here are the complete payouts and salaries for the entire UFC 167 cast of characters:
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
Johny Hendricks: $50,000
St. Pierre def. Hendricks via split decision
Rashad Evans: $250,000 ($125,000 to show, $125,000 to win)
Chael Sonnen: $100,000
Evans def. Sonnen via technical knockout
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 167: "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" was $1,641,000.
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 167 click here.
For complete UFC 167 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.