Dillashaw could make 100k at UFC 177


The California State Athletic Commission had released official fighter payouts for UFC 177.

T.J. Dillashaw $50,000/$50,000
Joe Soto $20,000/$20,000

Danny Castillo: $36,000/$36,000
Tony Ferguson: $20,000/$20,000

Shayna Baszler: $8,000/$8,000
Bethe Correia: $12,000/$12,000

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $10,000/$10,000
Ramsey Nijem: $18,000/$18,000

Yancy Medeiros: $12,000/$12,000
Damon Jackson: $8,000/$8,000

Derek Brunson: $22,0000/$22,000
Lorenz Larkin: $28,000/$28,000

Anthony Hamilton: $8,000/$8,000
Ruan Potts: $10,000/$10,000

Chris Wade: $8,000/$8,000
Cain Carrizosa: $8,000/$8,000

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by California law to submit to the state athletic commissions. The first figure is the money a fighter is paid to show, and the second figure is the win bonus.

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 significant portion of the purse, although it is smaller particularly for the mid tier fighters than it was in the past. As well there are explicit 'of the Night' performance bonuses noted above, 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.

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Argo site profile image  

8/30/14 7:14 PM by Argo

Crybaby Nate gets more than a Champion. Not bad for a guy who loses fights.

DeLishis site profile image  

8/30/14 4:51 PM by DeLishis

Not one fighter guaranteed six figures yet we are expected to pay $55 for this card?  That's a big fucking negative.

TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

8/30/14 2:14 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

Chance getting a KO or sub bonus? That would be a decent cherry on the sundae.

RicGillespie site profile image  

8/30/14 1:55 PM by RicGillespie

Zuffa is a business..... MMA is a sport. Pretty clear distinction for people with at least an average IQ.

I Wild Each It site profile image  

8/30/14 1:36 PM by I Wild Each It

So the only fight that is close to being a draw (the main event) on a PPV...the fighters have the potential to make $150k and $90k (if they win and earn a performance bonus)?   Zuffa has a long way to go before they will be taken seriously as a "sport".

Collin Reuter site profile image  

8/30/14 1:32 PM by Collin Reuter

In around 2009 I know a fighter received a bonus from the UFC that was = to his show purse.

pidgey site profile image  

8/30/14 1:02 PM by pidgey

U FIGHT CHEAP nothing new

hendofanforlife(LMBBchamp!) site profile image  

8/30/14 1:01 PM by hendofanforlife(LMBBchamp!)

also thats less than nate currently gets. 

Bisping'sToiletCleaner site profile image  

8/30/14 12:59 PM by Bisping'sToiletCleaner

U Fight Cheap

BLPorritt site profile image  

8/30/14 12:58 PM by BLPorritt

This man is correct