UFC 162 fighter payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (July 6, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
And the night's top earners probably won't surprise you following last weekend's sneak peek (see it here).
As expected, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was the highest paid employee -- hence the term "Anderson Silva money" -- and now has 600,000 reasons to feel better about coughing up his 185-pound title to division wunderkind Chris Weidman ($24,000).
Lil' Frankie Edgar didn't do too bad himself.
"The Answer" took second place with $240,000, and like "The Spider" before him, dwarfed his opponent's earnings. Charlie Oliveira claimed just $21,000 in defeat. And how about that Tim Kennedy payday? Might be hard to sympathize with his garbage man story after seeing those numbers.
Here are the complete UFC 162 payouts and salaries:
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" was $1,613,000.
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 162 click here.
For complete UFC 162 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.