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The payout Stipe Miocic is ‘100% happy` with is higher- though not significantly higher- than his previous payouts, at 750K; his opponent Daniel Cormier will be taking home a flat half-million. Via MMAJunkie.com:
The full list of UFC 226 salaries:
Champ Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
Champ Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Francis Ngannou: $100,000 to show ($100,000 to win)
Derrick Lewis: $130,000 to show ($130,000 to win)
Michael Chiesa: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)*
Anthony Pettis: $135,000 to show ($135,000 to win)
Gokhan Saki: $85,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
Khalil Rountree: $19,000 to show ($19,000 to win)
Uriah Hall: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)
Paulo Costa: $55,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
Paul Felder: $46,000 to show ($46,000 to win)
Mike Perry: $40,000 to show ($40,000 to win)
Raphael Assuncao: $70,000 to show ($60,000 to win)
Rob Font: $33,000 to show ($33,000 to win)
Curtis Millender: $15,000 to show ($15,000 to win)
Max Griffin: $20,000 to show ($20,000 to win)
Daniel Hooker: $30,000 to show ($30,000 to win)
Gilbert Burns: $31,000 to show ($31,000 to win)
Landon Vannata: $25,000 to show ($25,000 to win)
Drakkar Klose: $22,000 to show ($22,000 to win)
Jamie Moyle: $12,000 to show ($12,000 to win)
Emily Whitmire: $10,000 to show ($10,000 to win)
The salaries do not include sponsorships, nor do they include possible Pay-Per-View points top stars often receive. Michael Chiesa will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Pettis as a result of missing weight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 226 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
Francis Ngannou thinks he has the mental advantage going into tomorrow night’s co-main event with Derrick Lewis.
Mike Perry, man.
Beds are too soft for John Gunther, who also herds llamas.
John Gunther revealed during his scrum that he slept on the floor during fight week, and how sleeping in beds in a slippery slope. pic.twitter.com/Q1jdI0LWzI— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 7, 2018
Chad Mendes working his explosiveness ...
Kelvin Gastelum is the most credible threat to Robert Whittaker’s crown unless Romero can find his way down to 185 pounds again. I’m excited for this fight.
To add on to @arielhelwani’s report, I’m being told that the UFC will announce the #TUF28 coaches tonight on the broadcast.— Nolan King (@mma_kings) July 6, 2018
Sources tells me Whittaker and Gastelum were the leading contenders for this slot last they checked. #TUF28 https://t.co/Yqdx1EVAVW
Kajan Johnson explains the drive that keeps him in UFC even with the high risk and low pay. UFC has an effective monopoly on the world’s best fighters (with a few notable exceptions) so there is no other place for someone who really wants to test themselves.
Because I want to be considered the best in the world. This is impossible to do anywhere other than the UFC. https://t.co/9qGWitxK0h— Kajan Johnson (@IamRagin) July 6, 2018
Daniel Cormier is fighting at his normal weight tonight?
It’s my normal weight. I never weigh 205 but on weigh in day. For an hour https://t.co/EAZe2qGqVH— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 6, 2018
Vitor Belfort is back on his TRT and inspirational quotes ...
OLD SAYING— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) July 6, 2018
“ VICTORY HAS A HUNDRED FATHERS, AND DEFEAT IS AN ORPHAN.”
"A VITÓRIA TEM CEMEROS PAIS E A DERROTA É UM ÓRFÃO." pic.twitter.com/kCsA2SKLsn
Appropriate reaction given Gokhan Saki’s resume:
Kevin Lee is really pushing for this 165-pounds division. And, to be honest, it’s the only additional division that makes sense in UFC, right in the middle of its talent bell curve. But, 170 would have to become 175, of course.
165lb- Cowboy cerrone,Jorge masvidal, Alex oliveria, Yancy medieros, Jake Matthews, Michel prazeres, sage northcutt, James Vick, mike chiesa— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) July 6, 2018
They said no 155lb division, then they said no 145 or 135, then they said no 125, then they said no women can fight. “They” are dumb af— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) July 6, 2018
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