UFC Payouts

Rogan: St. Pierre Was Banking $5 Million Per Fight

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan claims former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre was making $5 million per fight before "Rush" decided to go on hiatus last December for personal reasons.

Full UFC 170 Payouts: 'DC' Tops Rousey With $160k

UFC 170 complete payouts and salaries released by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC): Ronda Rousey earned $110,000 for beating Sara McMann ($16,000) while Daniel Cormier banked $160,000 for destroying Patrick Cummins ($8,000).

UFC 170 Payouts Leaked: Rousey Banks $55k To Show

UFC 170 early payouts and salaries released by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC): Ronda Rousey pockets $55,000 for showing up in Las Vegas, while Sara McMann makes just $16,000, though it's still double the salary of Patrick Cummins.

Cerrone: 'I'm Broke And Out Of Control'

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone reveals he's broke and out of control ahead of his UFC on FOX 10 lightweight fight against Adriano Martins, which takes place on Jan. 25, 2014 inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Salaries! Rockhold Kicks His Way To 80k Payday

UFC Fight Night 35 payouts and salaries: Luke Rockhold grabs the top spot with $80,000 payday for knocking out Costas Philippou ($23,000) on Jan. 15, 2014 on FOX Sports 1, according to figures release by Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.

UFC 168 Payouts: Silva Breaks Leg, Then Bank

Check out the full list of UFC 168 fighter payouts and salaries for those competing at the "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 28, 2013 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, courtesy of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Payouts! Faber Sac-Town Salary Tops Johnson's Jack

UFC on FOX 9 payouts and salaries from CSAC: Urijah Faber takes home $200,000 to topple Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on the leader board after event at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., last night (Sat., Dec. 14, 2013)

Report: Nate Diaz Took A UFC Pay Cut Because Mike Kogan Sucks As A Manager


Problem solved. Fight fans were scrathing their heads on Monday when it was revealed that UFC lightweight Nate Diaz made a measly $30,000 ($15k/$15k) for beating up Gray Maynard at TUF 18 Finale last weekend in Las Vegas (video), which is a significant drop from past "Sin City" payouts like this one. So what the heck happened? Did Diaz take a pay cut after this public faux pas? Nope, turns out his new manager, Mike Kogan, "sucks" and likely took a bath at the negotiating table, according to Cage Potato. Slavery FTW! Photo by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

Payouts! Diaz Makes Measly $30k For Maynard TKO

TUF 18 Finale payouts and salaries from NSAC: Nate Diaz earns just $30,000 for stopping Gray Maynard ($45,000) in the first round of their FOX Sports 1 headliner, which took place on Nov. 30, 2013 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Payouts! Full Salaries For UFC 167 Fighters Here

UFC 167 payouts and salaries: Georges St. Pierre is the top earner of the night for turning away Johny Hendricks, while "Suga" Rashad Evans hauled in major cash for whipping Chael Sonnen at the Nov. 16, 2013 pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Jon Jone$ Earns More Than NFL Brothers Combined

How much money does Jon Jones make in UFC? More than his brothers Arthur and Chandler make in NFL ... combined! So says the eldest Jones, who revealed the light heavyweight champion was well paid for his UFC 165 fight against Alexander Gustafsson.

Salaries! Reem Banks Big Bucks In Boston Massacre

UFC Fight Night 26 payouts and salaries from the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission for the "Shogun vs. Sonnen" FOX Sports 1 event back on Aug. 17, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. Alistair Overeem made bank with an event-high $285,714.

Sonnen is the biggest draw, was the highest paid

Why is UFC Fight Night 26 headliner Chael Sonnen so rich and famous? Find out this Saturday night (Aug. 17, 2013) when he battles Shogun Rua on FOX Sports 1, as you will soon learn why he's the biggest draw (and second-wealthiest) in all of MMA.

UFC on FOX 8 payouts: Lawler makes bank in Seattle

UFC on FOX 8 payouts and salaries: Robbie Lawler leads the payday way following his epic head kick knockout over Bobby Voelker at the "Johnson vs. Moraga" event last Saturday night (July 27, 2013) at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

Zombie discloses UFC 163 payout for Aldo attack

UFC 163 payouts and salaries leaves Chan Sung Jung with a 20k/20k split. "The Korean Zombie" also gets no pay-per-view (PPV) points for his Aug. 31, 2013 five-round main event title fight against Jose Aldo at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Chump change: J-Lau schools 'confused' fighters

Multiple UFC "Fight Night" bonus winner, Joe Lauzon, who fights Michael Johnson next month in Boston, clears the air on low MMA pay, and has a message for the "confused" fighters who don't understand why they make chump change, even in victory.

Iceman: UFC not a welfare state, win to get paid

Former UFC champ and current front-office executive Chuck Liddell is probably the last guy you want to complain to regarding the ZUFFA pay structure. "The Iceman" has a message for those fighters unhappy with their salaries: Win, or find a new sport.

UFC 162 payouts/salaries: Anderson Silva bags 600k

Check out the full list of UFC 162 fighter payouts and salaries for those competing at the "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 6, 2013 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, courtesy of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Silva To Make $800K With UFC 162 Win; Weidman $48K

Get an early look at the UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" payouts and salaries for the top stars competing on the card, including how much Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will be making for their middleweight championship fight.

Tim Kennedy Can't Live Off His MMA Fight Earnings

While Tim Kennedy already apologized for remarks he made about low UFC fighter pay, he still thinks it's "weird" and "tragic" that he can't live off the earnings he'll make against Roger Gracie at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas ... and beyond.

UFC 160 payouts and salaries: Cain will gain $400k

UFC 160 payouts, salaries and earnings for those fighters competing at UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2," which took place last Sat. night (May 25, 2013) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

How many millionaires does UFC make each year?

UFC contract details are in the news and Lorenzo Fertitta, along with UFC President Dana White, want to make sure you know how many millionaires have been made by ZUFFA. It's up to 70, for those of you keeping score at home (up from 40 in 2011).

UFC on FOX 7 Salaries: Henderson & Mir Top Earners

Benson Henderson and Frank Mir were UFC on FOX 7's top earners as each picked up $200,000 for their efforts against Gilbert Melendez and Daniel Cormier. See all of UFC on FOX 7's fighter payouts and salaries right here.

TUF 17 payouts & salaries: Faber breaks the bank

Urijah Faber was the big winner at last Saturday night's TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas. Not only did he turn away gritty challenger Scott Jorgensen, he also made nearly triple the amount of any other fighter on the broadcast. Full figures, inside.

TUF 17 Salaries: Faber Walks Away With Top Dollar

Urijah Faber was TUF 17 Finale's top earner as "The California Kid" picked up a second $100,000-plus paycheck for his second UFC win in 49-days. See all of TUF 17 Finale's fighter payouts and salaries right here.

Pic: Urijah Faber, Miesha Tate lead potential The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale paydays


-- John Morgan of MMA Junkie reports the base salaries and potential win bonuses The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale main card competitors Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano could make tonight (April 13, 2013) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faber and Tate lead the pack while Zingano is at the back. Do any of the numbers surprise you?

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