UFC 203 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Miocic vs. Overeem" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) from inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, were released earlier today by Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC).
And this probably won't sit well with fighters unhappy about the UFC pay scale.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) rookie CM Punk, making his combat sports debut at UFC 203, banked a flat fee of $500,000 in defeat to Mickey Gall, who claimed just $30,000 despite the lopsided submission victory. Punk finished third overall behind UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic ($600,000) and felled opponent Alistair Overeem ($800,000).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC 203 payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting), which include "show" and "win" figures for all 20 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters throwing hands in "The Buckeye State."
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Stipe Miocic ($600,000 + no win bonus = $600,000) def. Alistair Overeem ($800,000)
Fabricio Werdum ($250,000 + $125,000 = $375,000) def. Travis Browne ($120,000)
Mickey Gall ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. CM Punk ($500,000)
Jimmie Rivera ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Urijah Faber ($160,000)
Jessica Andrade ($23,000 + $23,000 = $46,000) def. Joanne Calderwood ($25,000)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Bethe Correia ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Jessica Eye ($25,000)
Brad Tavares ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Caio Magalhaes ($20,000)
Nik Lentz ($38,000 + $38,000 = $76,000) def. Michael McBride ($12,000)
Drew Dober ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. Jason Gonzales ($10,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Yancy Medeiros ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Sean Spencer ($17,000)
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Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships (see those figures here), percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For complete UFC 203 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.