Now that UFC 190 -- which went down last night (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- is in the books, it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
And it's no surprise that women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took home the biggest payday after knocking out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds (see it), as she scored the mandated $40,000 paycheck a champion receives for every bout.
For her troubles, Correia went home with a $30,000 check from Reebok as the No. 1 contender.
When you look down the line and see Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira take home only $10,000 and $5,000, respectively, it's easy to see why the MMA community hasn't exactly embraced the UFC/Reebok deal with open arms.
Here's what the rest of the card earned (via MMA Junkie):
Champ Ronda Rousey ($40,000) def. Bethe Correia ($30,000)
Mauricio Rua ($10,000) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($5,000)
Stefan Struve ($10,000) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($10,000)
Gone In 34 Seconds!
Watch Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia full fight video highlights from last night in UFC 190's main event inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring the incredible 34-second first round knockout finish.
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.
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.