UFC 178 salaries: McGregor and Johnson top the payouts

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Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC / Zuffa LLC

UFC 178 has come and gone from the mecca of MMA Las Vegas.

After a fantastic night of action, a number of fighters made an impact not just in the Octagon, but also in their bank accounts. The two fighters that made the most were main event fighter and UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson ($183,000), as well as featherweight contender Conor McGregor ($150,000).

UFC 178 salaries: McGregor and Johnson top the payouts

Johnson was able to obliterate Chris Cariaso in the second round of their championship bout. Once again proving that “Mighty Mouse” is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.

In the “People’s Main Event” McGregor flattened Dustin Poirier to move up the rankings and put the entire 145-pound division on blast.

Check out the full list of salaries and payouts below.

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (with $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (with $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

Conor McGregor: $150,000 (with $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000

Yoel Romero: $58,000 (with $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Kennedy: $70,000

Cat Zingano: $18,000 (with $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000

Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (with $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (with $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (with $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (with $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000

Kevin Lee: $20,000 (with $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (with $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000

Please note that these figures do not include any additional bonuses or sponsorship payments.


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