UFC 143 purses:
Carlos Condit: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $200,000
Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roy Nelson: $20,000
Josh Koscheck: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pierce: $20,000
Renan Barao: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Ed Herman: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $8,000
Dustin Poirier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Max Holloway: $6,000
Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
Matt Brown: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cope: $8,000
Matt Riddle: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Henry Martinez: $6,000
Rafael Natal: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Kuiper: $6,000
Stephen Thompson: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Stittgen: $6,000
Diaz earned a flat salary, so a victory wouldn't have netted him a win bonus. The same went with Fabricio Werdum ($100,000).
These figures are only the disclosed pay, and are not an accurate refection of each fighter's compensation.
Fighters typically bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.
On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the purse from the fight. Further, the UFC often gives out undisclosed "locker room" bonuses for exceptional performance. Elite level fighters can negotiate a portion of the PPV revenue, which can substantially exceed the disclosed payout.
Further, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.
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