UFC Fight Night 94 went down last night (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 94: "Poirier vs. Johnson" results and play-by-play, click here.
Dustin Poirier earned one of the top two highest payouts, taking home a $15,000 sponsorship check from the sports apparel giant following his first-round knockout loss to Michael Johnson (video highlights here). Speaking of "The Menace," he took home $10,000 in victory.
Check out the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA junkie:
Michael Johnson: $10,000 def. Dustin Poirier: $15,000
Derek Brunson: $10,000 def. Uriah Hall: $5,000
Evan Dunham: $15,000 def. Rick Glenn: $2,500
Roan Carneiro: $5,000 def. Kenny Robertson: $5,000
Islam Makhachev: $2,500 def. Chris Wade: $5,000
Chas Skelly: $5,000 def. Maximo Blanco: $5,000
Gabriel Benitez: $2,500 def. Sam Sicilia: $10,000
Belal Muhammad: $2,500 def. Augusto Montano: $2,500
Antonio Carlos Junior: $5,000 def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco: $2,500
Jose Quinonez: $2,500 def. Joey Gomez: $2,500
Randy Brown: $2,500 def. Erick Montano: $2,500
Alejandro Perez: $2,500 vs. Albert Morales: $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.