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UFC 84: Fighter paydays and salaries for 'Ill Will'

ufc 84 bonus ( has received the fighter payouts for UFC 84: "Ill Will" from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the pay-per-view (PPV) event held on May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

No surprise, BJ Penn was the top bread winner of the evening, raking in $250,000 for his 15-minute drubbing of Sean Sherk. Tito Ortiz was not far behind with a $210,000 paycheck for possibly his last appearance inside the Octagon.

Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou also made out handsomely on a card that appears to have quite a few big earners (more than most).

Here are all the UFC 84 payouts:

B.J. Penn — $250,000 ($125,000 to show, $125,000 to win)
Sean Sherk — $35,000
Penn defeated Sherk via technical knockout (strikes) in round three

Wanderlei Silva — $150,000
Keith Jardine — $10,000
Silva defeated Jardine via knockout in round one

Lyoto Machida — $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Tito Ortiz — $210,000
Machida defeated Ortiz via unanimous decision

Thiago Silva — $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Antonio Mendes — $4,000
Silva defeated Mendes via submission (strikes) in round one

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou — $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Kazuhiro Nakamura — $20,000
Sokoudjou defeated Nakamura via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Rousimar Palhares — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Ivan Salaverry — $20,000
Palhares defeated Salaverry via submission (armbar) in round one

Goran Reljic — $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Wilson Gouveia — $18,000
Reljic defeated Gouveia via technical knockout (strikes) round two

Yoshiyuki Yoshida — $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Jon Koppenhaver — $8,000
Yoshida defeated Koppenhaver via submission (anaconda choke) in round one

Dong Hyun Kim — $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Jason Tan — $3,000
Kim defeats Tan via technical knockout (strikes) in round three

Rich Clementi — $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Terry Etim — $10,000
Clementi defeated Etim via unanimous decision decision

Shane Carwin — $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Christian Wellisch — $10,000
Carwin defeated Wellisch via knockout in round one

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 UFC 84 go here.

The total base fighter payroll for UFC 84 was $1.098 million.

For complete results and coverage of the "Ill Will" click here.

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