This past weekend UFC on FOX 5 went down from Seattle, Washington. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the salaries for the fighters that took part in the nights event.
Topping the list was co-main event fighter Mauricio “Shogun” Rua; even though he lost he brought home a cool $175,000. Following very closely behind was B.J. Penn who also lost, but took in $150,000.
Check out the full list of fighter salaries below thanks to MMAJunkie.com.
Benson Henderson: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $50,000
Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $175,000
Rory MacDonald: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
Matt Brown: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $48,000
Yves Edwards: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Raphael Assuncao: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Easton: $14,000
Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Proctor: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Henry Martinez: $8,000
Abel Trujillo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000
Dennis Siver: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Nam Phan: $10,000
Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 (includes $20,500 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $10,000
These numbers are the salaries that the organization has to give to the State Commissions. They do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and other fees. They also do not include “fight night” bonuses, sponsor pay or any other bonuses that the UFC often give their fighters.