UFC 173 fighter payouts for those competing at the "Barao vs. Dillashaw" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., May 24, 2014) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
TJ Dillashaw may have notched the biggest win of the night -- and perhaps the year -- but it was Robbie Lawler who brought home the bacon, earning a crisp $200,000 for beating the brakes of Jake Ellenberger, who limped back to Oklahoma with $68,000 in defeat.
In second place was light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, now richer by $170,000 after choking out Dan Henderson in the UFC 173 co-main event. But don't cry for "Hendo," who has 100,000 reasons to feel better about his loss to "DC".
That's not all.
Here's the complete list of UFC 173 payouts and salaries.
TJ Dillashaw: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Renan Barao: $74,000
Dillashaw def. Barao via TKO (strikes)
Daniel Cormier: $170,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 to win)
Dan Henderson: $100,000
Cormier def. Henderson via submission (rear naked choke)
Robbie Lawler: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Jake Ellenberger: $68,000
Lawler def. Ellenberger via TKO (strikes)
Takeya Mizugaki: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Francisco Rivera: $15,000
Mizugaki def. Rivera via unanimous decision
James Krause: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jamie Varner: $17,000
Krause def. Varner via TKO (injury)
Michael Chiesa: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Francisco Trinaldo: $12,000
Chiesa def. Trinaldo via unanimous decision
Anthony Ferguson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Katsunori Kikuno: $10,000
Ferguson def. Kikuno via KO (punch)
Chris Holdsworth: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Chico Camus: $12,000
Holdsworth def. Camus via unanimous decision
Mitch Clarke: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Al Iaquinta: $14,000
Clarke def. Iaquinta via submission (D'arce choke)
Vinc Pichel: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Anthony Njokuani: $20,000
Pichel def. Njokuani via unanimous decision
Sam Sicilia: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Aaron Phillips: $8,000
Sicilia def. Phillips via unanimous decision
Jingliang Li: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
David Michaud: $8,000
Li def. Michaud via split decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 173 was $1,000,000.
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" and "Performance of the Night." To see those numbers for UFC 173 click here.
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