UFC on FOX 17 went down last night (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015) inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
Naturally, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos took home the biggest payday, cashing in with a $40,000 check, which is standard for all champions.
As for Donald Cerrone -- who suffered a first-round drubbing at the hands of "RDA" in the main event -- he walked away with a $30,000 check from the sports apparel giant.
Nate Diaz walked away with the third highest sponsorship check of $20,000 following his unanimous decision win over Michael Johnson.
Check out the rest of the payouts via MMA Junkie
Rafael dos Anjos: $40,000 def. Donald Cerrone: $30,000
Alistair Overeem: $5,000 def. Junior dos Santos: $10,000
Nate Diaz: $20,000 def. Michael Johnson: $10,000
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $2,500 def. Randa Markos: $2,500
Charles Oliveira: $10,000 def. Myles Jury: $5,000
Nate Marquardt: $20,000 def. C.B. Dollaway: $15,000
Valentina Shevchenko: $2,500 def. Sarah Kaufman: $2,500
Tamdan McCrory: $5,000 def. Josh Samman: $2,500
Nik Lentz: $10,000 def. Danny Castillo: $20,000
Jim Alers: $2,500 vs. Cole Miller: $15,000
Kamaru Usman: $2,500 def. Leon Edwards: $2,500
Vicente Luque: $2,500 def. Hayder Hassan: $2,500
Francis Ngannou: $2,500 def. Luiz Henrique: $2,500
So, how are payouts determined?
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner... well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC, not Reebok.
According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That's a great way for the Internet "morons" to help the cause.