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UFC 184 early payouts and salaries: Ronda Rousey's guaranteed purse less than Cat Zingano's

No love for "Rowdy?"

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UFC 184 fighter payouts for the main eventers competing on the "Rousey vs. Zingano" pay-per-view (PPV) main card this evening (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015) from inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

In somewhat surprising news, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will bank a guaranteed $65,000 for showing up and another $65,000 for winning, while No. 1 contender Cat Zingano will reportedly make $100,000 for showing up, and $100,000 more if she dethrones "Rowdy."

From LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire:

No before we gather our pitchforks, Rousey has the opportunity to make quite a pretty penny depending on how the PPV sells, as the champ's contract stipulates she will earn PPV points.

Just how much will "Rowdy" earn? Early reports suggest over $1 million.

Of course, the salaries above do not include any of the "post fight" bonuses, nor sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments from UFC brass. Keep in mind the above figures also do not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For complete UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the MMA action click here.

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