UFC on FOX 24 went down last night (Sat., April 15, 2017) live on FOX from inside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, so now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC on FOX 24 results click here.
Demetrious Johnson took home the biggest sponsorship pay of the night, collecting $40,000 for his record-tying win over Wilson Reis (see it). For his troubles, Reis walked away with $30,000 from Reebok. Also, Robert Whittaker and Ronaldo Souza each scored $10,000 in sponsorship cash following their Middleweight scrap (see it), while Rose Namajunas banked $5,000 following her submission win over Michelle Waterson, who came in at $2,500.
Let’s see who they were, as well as the rest of the payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie):
Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 def. Wilson Reis: $30,000
Rose Namajunas: $5,000 def. Michelle Waterson: $2,500
Robert Whittaker: $10,000 def. Ronaldo Souza: $10,000
Renato Carneiro: $2,500 def. Jeremy Stephens: $20,000
Alexander Volkov: $2,500 def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Tom Duquesnoy: $2,500 def. Patrick Williams: $2,500
Rashid Magomedov: $5,000 def. Bobby Green: $10,000
Tim Elliott: $5,000 def. Louis Smolka: $5,000
Aljamain Sterling: $5,000 def. Augusto Mendes: $2,500
Devin Clark: $2,500 def. Jake Collier: $2,500
Anthony Smith: $5,000 def. Andrew Sanchez: $2,500
Zak Cummins: $5,000 def. Nathan Coy: $2,500
Ketlen Vieira: $2,500 def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $2,500
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.