Dillashaw could make 100k at UFC 177

August 30, 2014

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.