Reported purses range from $6k to 46k at UFC on FUEL 4

Thursday, July 12, 2012

UFC on FUEL TV 4
HP Pavilion
San Jose, Calif.

Chris Weidman: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) + $40,000 KOotN bonus = $84,000
Mark Munoz: $42,000

James Te Huna: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) + $40,000 FotN bonus = $68,000
Joey Beltran: $15,000 + $40,000 FotN bonus = $55,000

Aaron Simpson: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Kenny Robertson: $8,000

Francis Carmont: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Karlos Vemola: $14,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Vaughan Lee: $8,000

Rafael Dos Anjos: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Anthony Njokuani: $14,000

Alex Caceres: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) + $40,000 SotN bonus = $60,000
Damacio Page: $11,000

Chris Cariaso: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Josh Ferguson: $8,000

Andrew Craig: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Rafael Natal: $12,000

Marcelo Guimaraes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Dan Stittgen: $6,000

Raphael Assuncao: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Issei Tamura: $8,000

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $446,000.

The figures above do not represent an accurate assessment of each fighter’s income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the purse from the fight. Further, the UFC often gives out undisclosed “locker room” bonuses for exceptional performance.

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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