Toney’s $500K heads disclosed UFC 118 paydays

by Kelsey Philpott | source:

MMA Weekly has obtained the basic payout information for UFC 118 from the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission in which a total of $1.428 million was paid out to 20 fighters.

Frankie Edgar: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. James Toney: $500,000
Demian Maia: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda: $8,000
Gray Maynard: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Kenny Florian: $65,000
Nate Diaz: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $31,000

Joe Lauzon: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
Nik Lentz: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Andre Winner: $10,000
Dan Miller: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. John Salter: $8,000
Greg Soto: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Nick Osipczak: $10,000
Mike Pierce: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Amilcar Alves: $6,000


The UFC also paid out three disclosed fight night bonuses at UFC 118:
Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis ($60,000 each)
Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon ($60,000)

Note: These numbers are disclosed pay only. UFC performance bonuses, handed out separately by the promotion, are also noted. These figures do not include additional bonuses or percentages of other revenue.

Payout Perspective:

The normal disclaimers apply. These payouts do not represent the full sum of money paid to fighters; they often also receive discretionary bonuses and sponsorship money. The sport’s top draws often also receive a cut of the PPV revenue from the card upon which they headline.

Randy Couture and BJ Penn are both known recipients of PPV cuts, which means they both likely grossed over a million for the fight depending on how well it sold. James Toney may have also been cut in on the PPV sales.

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superCalo site profile image  

9/2/10 8:21 PM by superCalo

The problem with that theory is that for the most part boxing fans know Toney hasnt won a meaningful fight for 7 years is 10 years & 70 lbs past his prime and is seen as a joke, I dont see many boxing fans buying it unless its for some kind of novelty value and thats a bit of money to watch a joke, I certainly won't pay $50 for a comedy pPv.

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9/2/10 8:00 PM by CLINTK9

Buffalo wild wings was jammed packed on thier feet for Couture/Toney, after the Toney fight, half the place left, 1/2 way through the Edgar/Penn fight more people started walking out. At least Toney brought out the fans, Edgar,Florian,Maynard,Maia put them to sleep.

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9/2/10 7:24 PM by redmtx

This guy is right. Just shut up and move on freelife. You cannot win this battle. Your opinion IS wrong. It's just that simple.

DevilsAdvocate site profile image  

9/2/10 5:39 PM by DevilsAdvocate

 I never called you a gimp and just because you have an opinion doesn't mean that it isn't stupid, which it was. Also learn how to capitalize.

freelife site profile image  

9/2/10 5:28 PM by freelife

what do i need to make a comeback at? you dont like my opinion so you call me a gimp? i didnt actually dock nates or joes pay check.

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9/2/10 5:25 PM by Localcup

Like Quick5pnt0 said BJ and Randy are on PPV contracts so both are probably pushing 750k to a mill. I am basing these figures on what came out of the whole RANDY/ZUFFA/ Affliction debacle that happened a few years ago. and IMO I think they would of offered Toney a straight 500k to show or a 100k plus a small piece of PPV, and being the greedy bastard that he is he took the 500k in the hand. But on the other hand he did alot of promotion on every interview saying pay your $49.95, so he might have had a piece of the pie, something we will never find out! As far as Frankie is concerned he is obviously on a old contract but not that old, cant be arsed to look back over old payouts but would guess after the sherk fight they give him the $48k & $48k contract, must be due for a upgrade soon, kid deserves it! this is all my own bullshit no sources but sounds about right to me!

DevilsAdvocate site profile image  

9/2/10 5:12 PM by DevilsAdvocate

 Nice come back, child.

goeb site profile image  

9/2/10 5:11 PM by goeb

clearly Toney didn't chase dana around that much...for 500K.Kind of ironic as Art Jimmerson just showed up basically to take 20K I think at UFC 1, didn't care about winning...well this wasn't too different.

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9/2/10 5:07 PM by Dancing With Myself

The PPV #'s won't be very high, hardly anybody cared about this card casual and hardcore fans. Still 500k for Toney who couldn't sell the fight and didn't train is a travesty.

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9/2/10 5:06 PM by freelife

fuck you retard.