UFC 208 went down last night (Sat., Feb. 11, 2017) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and now it's time to see who went home with the largest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 208 results and coverage click here.
One of the biggest earners of the night was Germaine de Randamie, who scored an event-high $30,000 sponsorship from Reebok following her history-making win over Holly Holm (see it again here). In defeat, Holly also secured a $30,000 check from the sports apparel giant.
Anderson Silva — who got back into the win column by defeating Derek Anderson in the co-headlining act — secured $20,000 from Reebok, while Brunson took home $10,000.
Check out the rest of the Reebok sponsorship payouts via MMA Junkie:
Germaine de Randamie: $30,000 def. Holly Holm: $30,000
Anderson Silva: $20,000 def. Derek Brunson: $10,000
Ronaldo Souza: $10,000 def. Tim Boetsch: $20,000
Glover Teixeira: $10,000 def. Jared Cannonier: $2,500
Dustin Poirier: $15,000 def. Jim Miller: $20,000
Belal Muhammad: $2,500 def. Randy Brown: $2,500
Wilson Reis: $5,000 def. Ulka Sasaki: $2,500
Islam Makhachev: $2,500 def. Nik Lentz: $15,000
Rick Glenn: $2,500 def. Phillipe Nover: $5,000
Ryan LaFlare: $5,000 def. Roan Carneiro: $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.