UFC 194 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Aldo vs. McGregor" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Undisputed UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor raked in $500,000 for his first-round destruction of Jose Aldo (video), who despite the loss, has 400,000 reasons to feel better about himself. Elsewhere on the card, Urijah Faber hauled in a whopping $300,000 for turning away Frankie Saenz.
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 194 payouts and salaries:
Conor McGregor: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Jose Aldo: $400,000
Luke Rockhold: $160,000 ($80,000 to show, $80,000 to win)
def. Chris Weidman: $275,000
Yoel Romero: $150,000 ($125,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $135,000
Demian Maia: $156,000 ($78,000 to show, $78,000 to win)
def. Gunnar Nelson: $75,000
Max Holloway: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $43,000
Urijah Faber: $300,000 ($150,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
def. Frankie Saenz: $20,000
Tecia Torres: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: $10,000
Warlley Alves: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
def. Colby Covington: $18,000
Leonardo Santos: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
def. Kevin Lee: $21,000
Magomed Mustafaev: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
def. Joe Proctor: $13,000
Yancy Medeiros: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
def. John Makdessi: $30,000
Court McGee: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
def. Marcio Alexandre Jr.: $12,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 194 was $2,568,000.
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 "Aldo vs. McGregor" click here.
For complete UFC 194 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.