UFC 167 fighter payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
No surprises here.
Former current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre was the top earner of the night, raking in $400,000 for his controversial split decision win over division number one contender Johny Hendricks, who limps home $50,000 richer in defeat.
No belt, no win bonus.
Also scoring a major payday is former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, who found 250,000 reasons to beat the shit out of Chael Sonnen in the UFC 167 co-main event. "The American Gangster," who claims to be the promotion's second-best draw, will have to settle for $100,000 and a future payday opposite Wanderlei Silva.
That's not all.
Here are the complete payouts and salaries for the entire UFC 167 cast of characters:
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
Johny Hendricks: $50,000
St. Pierre def. Hendricks via split decision
Rashad Evans: $250,000 ($125,000 to show, $125,000 to win)
Chael Sonnen: $100,000
Evans def. Sonnen via technical knockout
Robbie Lawler: $166,000 ($83,000 to show, $83,000 to win)
Rory MacDonald: $50,000
Lawler def. MacDonald via split decision
Tyron Woodley: $104,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 to win)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Woodley def. Koscheck via knockout
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Tim Elliott: $10,000
Bagautinov df. Elliott via unanimous decision
Donald Cerrone: $96,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 to win)
Evan Dunham: $25,000
Cerrone def. Dunham via submission
Thales Leites: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Ed Herman: $40,000
Leites def. Herman via unanimous decision
Rick Story: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Brian Ebersole: $18,000
Story def. Ebersole via unanimous decision
Erik Perez: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Edwin Figueroa: $12,000
Perez def. Figueroa via unanimous decision
Jason High: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
High def. Lapsley via unanimous decision
Sergio Pettis: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Will Campuzano: $10,000
Pettis def. Campuzano via unanimous decision
Gian Villante: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Cody Donovan: $8,000
Villante def. Donovan via technical knockout
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 167: "St. Pierre vs. Hendricks" was $1,641,000.
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 167 click here.
For complete UFC 167 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.