UFC 170 fighter payouts for those competing on the "Rousey vs. McMann" pay-per-view (PPV) main card this evening (Sat., Feb. 22, 2014) from inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Sticker shock? Hardly.
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will bank $55,000 for showing up and another $55,000 for taking home the win. Unless, of course, opponent Sara McMann can score the upset and win a combined $32,000, based on her 16/16 split.
"Rowdy" made 45/45 for UFC 157 and 50/50 for UFC 168.
Kevin Iole shared the financials on Twitter. See the entire payouts for the UFC 170 main card below:
Ronda Rousey: $55,000 to show, $55,000 to win
Sara McMann: $16,000 to show, $16,000 to win
Daniel Cormier: $80,000 to show, $80,000 to win
Patrick Cummins: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Demian Maia: $64,000 to show, $64,000 to win
Rory MacDonald: $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win
Mike Pyle: $48,000 to show, $48,000 to win
TJ Waldburger: $18,000 to show, $18,000 to win
Robert Whitaker: $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win
Stephen Thompson: $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win
Cummins, win or lose, will make more in one night as a fighter than he could in six months as a barista.
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" and "Performance of the Night." Expect those numbers for UFC 170 to be revealed later tonight.
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