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UFC 126 salaries released

Best80smovieRAD2011-02-09 22:24:19 +0000 #1
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The UFC 126 fighter salaries have been released and Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Jon Jones each earned a six-digit purse at Saturday's event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

For his eighth straight successful title defense, middle champ Silva earned $200,000 with no listed win bonus, which means he will most likely be receiving a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue. His challenger Belfort earned $275,000 and would have made another $100,000 had he won.

Meanwhile, former light heavyweight titleholder Griffin locked in $125,000 plus a $150,000 win bonus for his decision victory over ex-middleweight champ Rich Franklin, who earned $70,000, but missed out on another $70,000 as a win bonus.

The complete salaries, provided by the Nevada state athletic commission, are below.

Pay-Per-View Bouts

Anderson Silva, $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Vitor Belfort, $275,000

Forrest Griffin, $125,000 + $150,000 (win) = $275,000 def. Rich Franklin, $75,000

Jon Jones, $70,000 + $70,000 (win) = $140,000 def. Ryan Bader, $20,000

Jake Ellenberger, $16,000 + $16,000 (win) = $32,000 def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha, $8,000

Miguel Torres, $28,000 + $28,000 (win) = $56,000 def. Antonio Banuelos, $9,000

Spike TV Bouts

Donald Cerrone, $18,000 + $18,000 (win) = $36,000 def. Paul Kelly, $19,000

Chad Mendes, $9,500 + $9,500 (win) = $19,000 def. Michihiro Omigawa, $8,000

Preliminary Bouts

Demetrious Johnson, $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto, $15,000

Paul Taylor, $18,000 + $18,000 (win) = $36,000 def. Gabe Ruediger, $8,000

Kyle Kingsbury, $10,000 + $10,000 (win) = $20,000 def. Ricardo Romero, $10,000

Mike Pierce, $14,000 + $14,000 (win) = $28,000 def. Kenny Robertson, $6,000

In addition to the purses reported by the UFC to the commission, the UFC also awarded $75,000 post-fight bonuses each to Silva (KO of the Night), Jones (Submission of the Night), Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly (both for Fight of the Night).


BulldogWrestler2011-02-09 22:34:29 +0000 #2
WEll, I think it's safe to say that - at 15K - Kid will be brought back.
Best80smovieRAD2011-02-09 22:38:04 +0000 #3
i cant believe Vitor was paid 275k in general

thats insane, i dont think the salaries for his fight with Franklin were released, so i am not sure if he was making that before. That seems pretty high
bhorrrr2011-02-09 23:16:19 +0000 #4
my boy, relentless paul, makes a little more than i thought he did. i mean, he's obviously not rolling in dough or anything, but given his record and the fact that he's not even televised a lot of times, i thought they had him at about 10 or maybe 15k.
seansloan2011-02-10 00:09:19 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

WEll, I think it's safe to say that - at 15K - Kid will be brought back.

I thought he had a little more "name" value than that.Give him at least another fight night shot.Also lucky night for Cerrone,best of the Mehs
Best80smovieRAD2011-02-09 23:49:31 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by bhorrrr

my boy, relentless paul, makes a little more than i thought he did. i mean, he's obviously not rolling in dough or anything, but given his record and the fact that he's not even televised a lot of times, i thought they had him at about 10 or maybe 15k.

three fight of the nights, his style, and being from the uk probably all played a factor in him getting some decent coin

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