The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Faber vs. Jorgensen" FX-televised event in Las Vegas.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight kingpin Uriah Faber may no longer be champion, but he still gets paid like one. Look no further than the six-figures he made for strangling Scott Jorgensen last Saturday night (April 13, 2013) in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Young Guns" made $23, 500 in defeat.
That's not all.
Here are the complete TUF 17 Finale payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting):
Urijah Faber $110,000 ($55,000 base; $55,000 win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen $23,500
Kelvin Gastelum $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Uriah Hall $8,000
Cat Zingano $14,000 ($7,000 base; $7,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate $28,000
Travis Browne $40,000 ($20,000 base; $20,000 win bonus)
Gabriel Gonzaga $24,000
Bubba McDaniel $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Gilbert Smith $8,000
Josh Samman $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Kevin Casey $8,000
Luke Barnatt $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Collin Hart $8,000
Dylan Andrews $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Jimmy Quinlan $8,000
Clint Hester $16,000 ($8,000 base; $8,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde $8,000
Cole Miller $42,000 ($21,000 base; $21,000 win bonus)
Bart Palaszewski $15,000
Maximo Blanco $26,000 ($13,000 base; $13,000 win bonus)
Sam Sicilia $8,000
Daniel Pineda $26,000 ($13,000 base; $13,000 win bonus)
Justin Lawrence $8,000
The total disclosed payroll for TUF 17 FInale was $508,500.
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 TUF 17 Finale click here.
For complete TUF 17 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.