Rousey earns $90,000 in win over Carmouche; $1.7 million total payroll


Today the California State Athletic Commission revelead the salaries from last weekend's UFC 157 in Anaheim, CA. The information is publically available and does not include any bonuses for performance, locker room bonuses, or revenue from PPV share that certain athletes may have in their contract. Long time veteran Dan Henderson topped the payroll, earning $250,000 in his defeat to Lyoto Machida.

Rousey's $45,000 to show, $45,000 to win represents the second biggest on the book salary for a women in mixed martial arts. Gina Carano was previously paid $125,000 in her final bout for Strikeforce, a losing effort to Cris 'Cyborg' Santos. It is also rumored that Rousey had negotiated for a percentage of PPV revenue, but that information is usually not disclosed the promotion or the athletes. The salary for each individual athlete is listed below:

Ronda Rousey: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $12,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Dan Henderson: $250,000

Urijah Faber: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Ivan Menjivar: $17,000

Court McGee: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $16,000

Robbie Lawler: $105,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Brendan Schaub: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $29,00

Mike Chiesa: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anton Kuivanen: $8,000

Dennis Bermudez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Grice: $8,00

Sam Stout: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
def. Caros Fodor: $15,000

Kenny Robertson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brock Jardine: $8,000

Neil Magny: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Manley: $8,000

Nah-Shon Burrell: $12,500 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Yuri Villefort: $6,550*

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UFC officials also handed out $50,000 bonuses to four athletes for 'of the night bonuses to Matt Grice, Dennis Bermudez, Kenny Robertson, and Robbie Lawler.

*Burrell was deducted a percentage of his purse for miss weight, totaling $1500.00 which was given to his opponent, who was most likely expected to make $5000 to show and an additional $5000.00 to win, as is the standard format for lower tier athletes in the UFC.

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slamming site profile image  

2/28/13 8:46 AM by slamming

You're just as naive as the "zombies" you mention so much.

Flannerz site profile image  

2/28/13 8:08 AM by Flannerz

Bisping said after winning TUF he hadn't fought for a while due to visa issues and Dana sent him a check for £10k. I think he sorted Liz out

GARRYD site profile image  

2/28/13 6:43 AM by GARRYD

$12000 dollars for fighting for a world title ...surely thats a record breaking low purse for a world title challenger ?Maybe she would be better cleaning the floor at Mayweathers Boxing Gym lol

AnthonyMMA site profile image  

2/28/13 5:47 AM by AnthonyMMA

I highly doubt Liz will be cleaning the gym floors anymore.

hedfunk site profile image  

2/28/13 5:39 AM by hedfunk

How many fighters have come out and said the UFC have paid them multiple times their reported salaries before people stop this crap? The UG's own Uncle Creepy has posted on here saying he got paid a lot more than his reported salary. Carmouche got more than $12k.

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

2/28/13 5:20 AM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

No way Machita or Henderson got a PPV cut. Rousey maybe but I doubt it.

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

2/28/13 4:42 AM by Brian J DSouza

If Rousey, Machida and Henderson aren't getting PPV cuts, then they should not be fighting on these cards.

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

2/28/13 4:37 AM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

No offense bro but you're pulling numbers out your ass. What facts are you basing your assumption that she earned 1mil on? Her $90K salary?

CompanyBlue site profile image  

2/28/13 4:04 AM by CompanyBlue

I'd be shocked if Rousey's overall take was less than 1m. She gets a ppv cut right?

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

2/28/13 3:50 AM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

Yeah, Santa Dana who just cut 100 fighters paid a huge bonus secretly under the table. SMH. Even if he paid her 10x her salary it would still be a joke! Which of course he didn't. The whole idea of the Muhammed Ali act was to force promoters to disclose what they pay fighters TO STOP DODGY PROMOTERS RIPPING FIGHTERS OFF.But all dodgy Dana and co have to do is imply that they give out lots of secret locker room bonuses and all the Zuffa zombies believe it. Have there been undisclosed bonuses paid? Sure. Is it common? No or fighters wouldn't be having orgasms every time they win a measly $50K FOTN bonus. Zuffa is a billion dollar company and they're giving under the table bonuses?! What is this Bum Fights? Why not just pay fighters normally like every LEGIT sports org does? And GTFO with the "Dana is looking after the fighters by not letting anyone know how much they earn" bullshit. That's why 90% of UFC fighters are broke.This same Dana who cut Fitch because he was "insanely expensive" at $66K paid Carnouche a huge secret bonus. Yea right. You Zombies need to wake up.$12K to headline a main event. Gotta be the lowest amount paid to any main event fighter ever. Fkin shameful