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UFC 178 payouts and salaries: Conor McGregor banks a whopping $150,000 for stopping Dustin Poirier

UFC 178 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's (Sept. 27, 2014) earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Esther Lin

UFC 178 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Not surprisingly, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson was the top earner of the night, raking in $183,000 for his second-round drubbing of Chris Cariaso in the headlining affair (replay). Not far behind him was Irish sensation Conor McGregor, who cashed in $150,000 for dispatching Dustin Poirier (highlights).

Bigger than GSP?

Eddie Alvarez also hit the six-figure mark, despite coming up short in his Octagon debut to Donald Cerrone (watch it), who now has $126,000 to spend on Fruit Roll-Ups and beer.

That's not all.

Here's the complete list of UFC 178 payouts and salaries:

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 ($129,000 to show, $54,000 to win)
Chris Cariaso: $24,000
Johnson def. Cariaso by submission

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 ($63,000 to show, $63,000 to win)
Eddie Alvarez: $100,000
Cerrone def. Alvarez by unanimous decision

Conor McGregor: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 to win)
Dustin Poirier: $34,000
McGregor def. Poirier by TKO

Yoel Romero: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Tim Kennedy: $70,000
Romero def. Kennedy by TKO

Cat Zingano: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Amanda Nunes: $15,000
Zingano def. Nunes by TKO

Dominick Cruz: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000
Cruz def. Mizugaki by TKO

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
James Krause: $15,000
Masvidal def. Krause by unanimous decision

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Patrick Cote: $33,000
Thompson def. Cote by unanimous decision

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
John Howard: $21,000
Ebersole def. Howard by split decision

Kevin Lee: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jon Tuck: $10,000
Lee def. Tuck by unanimous decision

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Cody Gibson: $10,000
Gamburyan def. Gibson by submission

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 178 was $1,233,000.

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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Johnson vs. Cariaso" click here.

For complete UFC 178 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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