UFC 167 salaries: GSP 400k, Hendricks 50k, Evans 250k

 

Georges St-Pierre*: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks*: $50,000

Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Chael Sonnen: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $50,000

Tyron Woodley*: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Elliott: $12,000

Donald Cerrone*: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Evan Dunham: $25,000

Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $40,000

Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Ebersole: $18,000

Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $12,000

Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Will Campuzano: $10,000

Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000

Total payroll was $1,641,000.

Salary figures came from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, via MMAJunkie.

The above figures are the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion of the purse, although it is smaller for the mid tier fighters than it was in the past.. As well there are explicit 'of the Night' performance bonuses, and less formal 'locker room' bonuses.

Main event PPV fighters can receive a percentage of the PPV gross, variously determined.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.

*Also received $50,000 'of the Night' performance bonuses.

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AssassinsNATION site profile image  

11/19/13 2:18 PM by AssassinsNATION

Ok well thanks for clarifying. I take back bitching about his no win bonus then.

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

11/19/13 1:33 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

No, contractually Dana could not withold a win bonus, meaning this is how they have his contract structured.  And every high earner I've ever seen has had a flat fee as opposed to a win bonus.  Again, they have more leverage when it comes to the negotiations.  I've never seen anyone get paid higher than $250K with a win bonus.  Above that, it's generally a flat fee.  Not saying it hasn't happened.  I just haven't seen it.

Crabtree site profile image  

11/19/13 1:05 PM by Crabtree

He asked if it there pay goes up with every win and she said yes. Why the hate?

AssassinsNATION site profile image  

11/19/13 11:55 AM by AssassinsNATION

I get the PPV buys and what not are added in, I'm not saying do a 50/50 split like some do with a win/win clause, I just don't get how much shit the guy is getting from fans and DFW and was assuming GSP didn't get the win bonus because the UFC was upset with the way things went. But you do have a point it could be written up in his contract that way, but hasn't he received win bonuses before on past PPV cards?

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

11/19/13 11:30 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Dude....it's a way better situation for the fighters, which is why guys like Lesnar, Jones, GSP, Anderson, etc..., fighters with more leverage, choose it.  Why would GSP want $200K + $200K when he can just take a flat fee of $400K?  In addition, he gets a PPV percentage.  GSP is likely on a better PPV contract than Alvarez was offered but for instance, here was Eddies.  $1 for each PPV buy between 200-400K buys, $2 per buy between 400-600K buys, and $2.50 for each buy over 600K. So when GSP/Diaz did an estimated 1.1M PPV buys, he got $400K to show, $200K (200-400K buys), $400K (400- 600K buys), $1.25M (600-1.1M buys).  Meaning, he made an estimated $2.25M for that fight, not including any sponsor money. I imagine he's pretty happy with his current pay arrangement.

AssassinsNATION site profile image  

11/19/13 11:04 AM by AssassinsNATION

I was unaware of those 2 fighters as well not getting win bonuses. All of them deserve the win bonuses regardless of contract or not. Just seems like a low class move by the company, especially not giving it to fighters that the company uses to sell cards and make them money and helps them sell their PPV's. The organization is turning into a joke, treating legends like shit, disrespecting fighters publicly, saying one thing then doing another. I'm not like Logic or any of those assholes wishing failure or negativity on any MMA organization, I'm just disappointed in how things have been going lately for the sport as a whole.

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

11/19/13 10:18 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

I know....what's even more weird is the refused to give Cain and Lombard their win bonus for the last card, despite winning by KO. UFC 166: Cain Velasquez: $400,000 Hector Lombard: $300,000   Or, maybe that's how they've structured PPV contracts for years.

AssassinsNATION site profile image  

11/19/13 9:56 AM by AssassinsNATION

Lol at not giving GSP the win bonus.

RKing85 site profile image  

11/19/13 9:44 AM by RKing85

something tells me Johnny Hendricks got a pretty nice under the table bonus after that fight.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

11/19/13 9:20 AM by guardbr8kr

GSP made at least $5 million of that last fight, prolly more in the future.



 

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