UFC 203 went down last night (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 203: "Miocic vs. Overeem" results and play-by-play, click here.
Stipe Miocic was the biggest recipient of the night, as he earned a $40,000 check from Reebok after knocking out Alistair Overeem in the very first round (see it again here). For his efforts, "The Reem" collected a $30,000 check from the sports apparel company.
CM Punk and Mickey Gall made out with a whopping $2,500 check a piece, as they only have one and two UFC fights under their belt,s respectively.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Stipe Miocic: $40,000 def. Alistair Overeem: $30,000
Fabricio Werdum: $10,000 def. Travis Browne: $10,000
Mickey Gall: $2,500 def. Phil "CM Punk" Brooks: $2,500
Jimmie Rivera: $2,500 def. Urijah Faber: $20,000
Jessica Andrade: $5,000 def. Joanne Calderwood: $2,500
Bethe Correia: $5,000 def. Jessica Eye: $5,000
Brad Tavares: $10,000 def. Caio Magalhaes: $5,000
Nik Lentz: $15,000 def. Michael McBride: $2,500
Drew Dober: $5,000 def. Jason Gonzalez: $2,500
Yancy Medeiros: $5,000 def. Sean Spencer: $5,000
Ian McCall: $5,000* vs. Ray Borg: $5,000*
C.B. Dollaway: $15,000* vs. Francimar Barroso: $5,000*
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.