UFC on FOX went down last night (Sat., Jan. 28, 2017) inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
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One of the biggest earners of the night was Donald Cerrone, who scored a $20,000 sponsorship check from the sports apparel giant, despite getting knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in round number two of their co-headlining bout (see it). For his efforts, Jorge raked in a cool $15,000 from Reebok.
Longtime veterans Nate Marquardt and Andrei Arlovski -- who also came up with losses -- also scored a $20,000 checks while event headliners Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko walked away with a whopping $2,500 payday.
Check out the rest of the Reebok sponsorship payouts via MMA Junkie:
Valentina Shevchenko: $2,500 def. Julianna Pena: $2,500
Jorge Masvidal: $15,000 def. Donald Cerrone: $20,000
Francis Ngannou: $2,500 def. Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
Jason Knight: $2,500 def. Alex Caceres: $15,000
Sam Alvey: $5,000 def. Nate Marquardt: $20,000
Raphael Assuncao: $10,000 def. Aljamain Sterling: $5,000
Li Jingliang: $5,000 def. Bobby Nash: $2,500
Jordan Johnson: $2,500 def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $2,500
Eric Spicely: $2,500 def. Alessio Di Chirico: $2,500
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000 def. Jeremy Kimball: $2,500
Alexandre Pantoja : $2,500 def. Eric Shelton: $2,500
Jason Gonzalez: $2,500 def. J.C. Cottrell: $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.