Diaz earns $30,000, Maynard $45,000; Complete TUF 18 salaries

by Chris Palmquist
December 2, 2013

Prior to the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale event, Nate Diaz complained in interviews that he wasn't paid enough, and with the salaries revealed today by the NSAC, maybe there is some truth to what he said.

Diaz's contract had him at $15,000 to show and $15,000 to win. He of course netted an additional $50,000 for the knock out of the night. Maynard on the other hand was contracted for $45,000 to show and another $45,000 had he won. The discrepancy between the two seems a bit weird, considering both started their official UFC career at the same time, and both have previously fought for the lightweight title.

Not only has Diaz competed for the UFC lightweight title, he also has main evented UFC on FOX events three times.

The complete salaries revealed by the NSAC today were:

Nate Diaz: $15,000 show / $15,000 win bonus

Gray Maynard: $45,000 show / $45,000 win bonus

Jessica Rakoczy: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Juliana Pena: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

David Grant: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Chris Holdsworth: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Margaret Morgan: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Jessamyn Duke:  $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Raquel Pennington: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Roxanne Modaferri: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Maximo Blanco: $17,000 show / $17,000 win bonus

Akiri Khorassani: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Tom Niimaki:  $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Rani Yahya: $20,000 show / $20,000 win bonus

Walter Harris: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Jared Rosholt: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Drew Dober: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Sean Spencer: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Ryan Benoit: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus

Josh Sampo: $8,000 show / $8,000 win bonus