UFC 198 went down last night (Sat., May 14, 2016) inside Arena da Baixada soccer stadium in Curitba, Brazil, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
As for Miocic, to go with his Heavyweight title, he also gets to cash in on an extra $30,000 sponsorship check from Reebok following his defeat at the hands of "Vai Cavalo." In defeat, Vitor Belfort will get a sponsorship consolation prize of $20,000.
Check out the rest of the payouts -- which added up to the biggest payout for a 2016 event -- via MMA Junkie:
Stipe Miocic: $30,000 def. Fabricio Werdum: $40,000
Ronaldo Souza: $10,000 def. Vitor Belfort: $20,000
Cristiane Justino: $2,500 def. Leslie Smith: $2,500
Mauricio Rua: $15,000 def. Corey Anderson: $5,000
Bryan Barberena: $2,500 def. Warlley Alves: $2,500
Demian Maia: $20,000 def. Matt Brown: $20,000
Thiago "Marreta" Santos: $5,000 def. Nate Marquardt: $20,000
Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000 def. Yancy Medeiros: $5,000
John Lineker: $5,000 def. Rob Font: $2,500
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $5,000 def. Patrick Cummins: $5,000
Luan Chagas: $2,500 drew with Sergio Moraes: $5,000
Renato Moicano: $2,500 def. Zubaira Tukhugov: $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.