Weidman could win $400k, Silva $800k

by Chris Palmquist |

Today the Nevada State Athletic Commision released the salaries for the top three bouts of tonight's UFC 168:

Chris Weidman: $200,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $200,000)

vs. Anderson Silva: $600,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $200,000)

Ronda Rousey: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)

vs. Miesha Tate: $28,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $28,000)

Josh Barnett: $170,000 (no win bonus)

vs. Travis Browne: $28,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $28,000)

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The number most interesting is Chris Weidman's who only made $24k/$24k in the first match with Anderson Silva. Weidman chose to gamble and fight the last fight of his contract versus Silva, which paid off with a huge increase for this fight.

Silva's pay structure stayed the same as his last fight with Weidman, which is standard in UFC contracts for fighters who lose their bout.

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gokudamus site profile image  

12/29/13 1:07 PM by gokudamus

i doubt tate gets ppv cut.

Stea1th site profile image  

12/29/13 1:05 PM by Stea1th

lol fluke wins?    you know nothing. 

KingofBJJ site profile image  

12/29/13 1:04 PM by KingofBJJ

Chris can enjoy his fluke wins until Vitor gets ahold of him.

EG6 site profile image  

12/28/13 5:52 PM by EG6

So happy to see Weidman signing a new contract after winning the belt especially after what happened to his house after the huge storm

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

12/28/13 5:23 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Top 4 are probably getting a slice of the ppv pie as well. Tate and Ronda probably walked away with well over 6 figures for TUF.

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12/28/13 5:19 PM by ZombiedKoreanTurnipHead