UFC 210 went down last night (Sat., April 18, 2017) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, New York, so now it’s time to see who went home with the biggest slice of Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC 210 results and coverage click here.
Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was the biggest earner of the night, taking home a cool $40,000 from Reebok, as well as his belt, after choking out Anthony Johnson (see it). For his troubles, “Rumble” took home $30,000 from the sports apparel giant.
Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman each took home $10,000 a piece following their highly-controversial Middleweight showdown (full video highlights here).
Let’s see who they were, as well as the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Daniel Cormier: $40,000 def. Anthony Johnson: $30,000
Gegard Mousasi: $10,000 def. Chris Weidman: $10,000
Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500 def. Pearl Gonzalez: $2,500
Thiago Alves: $20,000 def. Patrick Cote: $20,000
Charles Oliveira: $15,000 def. Will Brooks: $2,500
Miles Jury: $5,000 def. Mike De La Torre: $5,000
Kamaru Usman: $2,500 def. Sean Strickland: $5,000
Shane Burgos: $2,500 def. Charles Rosa: $2,500
Patrick Cummins: $5,00 def. Jan Blachowicz: $5,000
Desmond Green: $2,500 def.Josh Emmett: $2,500
Gregor Gillespie: $2,500 def. Andrew Holbrook: $2,500
Katlyn Chookagian: $2,500 def. Irene Aldana: $2,500
Magomed Biulatov: $2,500 def. Jenel Lausa: $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.