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