Tito disclosed pay $250,000, Silva $200,000

by John Morgan and Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com

UFC 148 disclosed payouts

Anderson Silva: flat $200,000 win or lose.
Chael Sonnen: $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win.

Tito Ortiz: flat $250,000 in his retirement fight win or lose.
Forrest Griffin: $125,000 to show, $150,000 to win.

Cung Le: flat $150,000 win or lose.
Patrick Cote:  $21,000 to show, $21,000 to win.

The figures do not represent an accurate assessment of each fighter's income.

Fighters 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. In addition there are publicly announced 'of the Night' bonuses that are not reflected above.

Elite level fighters can negotiate a portion of the PPV revenue, which can substantially exceed the disclosed payout. Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.

Full disclosed UFC 148 paydays will be available next week.

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tags: UFC 148   Chael Sonnen (detail)  Anderson Silva (detail)  Tito Ortiz (detail)  Forrest Griffin (detail)  


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Silverball site profile image  

7/7/12 3:40 PM by Silverball

Uncle Creepy posted that he's been paid up to 10 times as much as his disclosed pay. Using that as a jumping off point for speculating fighters' pay, Silva is probably getting between 2 and 3 million from the UFC, which doesn't include Burger King (sponsor) money of course.

FreightTrain site profile image  

7/7/12 3:29 PM by FreightTrain

LOL @ CoteHaahahaaaaa

Mit site profile image  

7/7/12 3:22 PM by Mit

Well it is BLAF so...... Lol

Daniel Carver site profile image  

7/7/12 2:25 PM by Daniel Carver

LOL, I seriously doubt that.

GossMan site profile image  

7/7/12 2:24 PM by GossMan

Go silva!

Mit site profile image  

7/7/12 2:23 PM by Mit

Guys on undercard of UFC Make more than guys on undercard of a boxing PPV. Not too many top guys in boxing making crazy amounts of cash.

Nosaj site profile image  

7/7/12 2:11 PM by Nosaj

No one but the UFC & the fighters know exactly how much the fighters get paid.Ill never understand why you morons go on and on about fighter pay when none of you know what you are talking about. There are not enough hard facts out there to even have a meaningful discussion.

JoeStagner site profile image  

7/7/12 2:08 PM by JoeStagner

Not supprised Tito makes more than SIlva - he's a biger draw.

GARRYD site profile image  

7/7/12 2:00 PM by GARRYD

In comparison to top boxers ,Facts are the top mma fighters get paid bread and water to fight :(

tjmitchiscool site profile image  

7/7/12 1:51 PM by tjmitchiscool

So true...This year, Chael pulled through big for Zuffa...they needed a huge show like this...Everything else has been crap (except for Evans-Jones)