UFC 196 went down this past weekend (Sat., March 5, 2016) inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 196: "McGregor vs. Diaz" results and coverage of all the night's action click here.
The biggest sponsorship earner of the night was Holly Holm, who walked away with a massive $40,000 check from the sports apparel giant in a losing effort against Miesha Tate.
Speaking of Tate, she came in second in sponsorship payouts, banking $30,000, making her upset championship win over Holly that much sweet. Nate Diaz, Diego Sanchez and Jim Miller all earned $20,000 extra, while Conor McGregor --who was choked out by the aforementioned Diaz -- only banked $5,000.
Of course, his guaranteed $1 million check for headlining UFC 196 will more than make up the difference. Check out the rest of the Reebok payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie
Nate Diaz: $20,000 def. Conor McGregor: $5,000
Miesha Tate: $30,000 def. Holly Holm: $40,000
Ilir Latifi: $5,000 def. Gian Villante: $10,000
Corey Anderson: $5,000 def. Tom Lawlor: $10,000
Amanda Nunes: $5,000 vs. Valentina Shevchenko: $2,500
Siyar Bahadurzada: $2,500 def. Brandon Thatch: $2,500
Nordine Taleb: $2,500 def. Erick Silva: $10,000
Vitor Miranda: $2,500 def. Marcelo Guimaraes: $2,500
Darren Elkins: $10,000 def. Chas Skelly: $5,000
Diego Sanchez: $20,000 def. Jim Miller: $20,000
Jason Saggo: $2,500 def. Justin Salas: $5,000
Teruto Ishihara: $2,500 def. Julian Erosa: $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.