The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale went down last night (Sat., Dec. 3, 2016) inside "The Pearl" in Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete TUF 24 Finale: "Johnson vs Elliot" results and play-by-play, click here.
Leading the way was UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who scored a $40,000 sponsorship check from the sports apparel giant following his ninth title defense against Tim Elliott (see it again here). Tim, meanwhile, banked $30,000.
In the co-main event, Joseph Benavidez earned himself a $20,000 paycheck from Reebok after edging out Henry Cejduo in a wild brawl (recap), who barely managed to earn $5,000 from Reebok for his troubles.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 def. Tim Elliott: $30,000
Joseph Benavidez: $20,000 def. Henry Cejudo: $5,000
Jorge Masvidal: $10,000 def. Jake Ellenberger: $15,000
Jared Cannonier: $2,500 def. Ion Cutelaba: $2,500
Sara McMann: $5,000 def. Alexis Davis: $5,000
Brandon Moreno: $2,500 def. Ryan Benoit: $2,500
Ryan Hall: $2,500 def. Gray Maynard: $15,000
Rob Font: $2,500 def. Matt Schnell: $2,500
Dong Hyun Kim: $2,500 def. Brendan O'Reilly: $2,500
Jamie Moyle: $2,500 def. Kailin Curran: $2,500
Anthony Smith: $5,000 def. Elvis Mutapcic: $2,500
Devin Clark: $2,500 def. Josh Stansbury: $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.