UFC 177 purses range from 8k to 100k, suspensions up to 6 months

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

UFC 177 disclosed purses.

T.J. Dillashaw: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
def. Joe Soto: $20,000

Tony Ferguson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000

Correia: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Carlos Diego Ferreira: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $18,000

Yancy Medeiros: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
def. Damon Jackson: $8,000

Derek Brunson: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000

Anthony Hamilton: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000

Chris Wade: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
def. Cain Carrizosa: $8,000

Total: $420,000

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by California law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

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 than it was in the past, particularly for the mid tier fighters. As well there are explicit 'of the Night' performance bonuses noted above, and less formal 'locker room' bonuses that are mailed to fighters after the event.

Main event PPV fighters can receive a percentage of the PPV gross, as contracted.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non-fighting space.

UFC 177 suspensions

Joe Soto: suspended 180 days with no contact during training sessions for 180 days due to a possible right-hand fracture unless cleared early by a physician; suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a nose laceration unless cleared early by a physician; regardless, suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days and must undergo an ophthalmology exam for precautionary reasons
Danny Castillo: suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days due to a possible right-thumb fracture unless cleared early by a physician
Tony Ferguson: suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a right-eyebrow laceration unless cleared early by a physician
Shayna Baszler: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Ramsey Nijem: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Damon Jackson: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days and must undergo a neurological exam for precautionary reasons
Ruan Potts: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
Cain Carrizosa: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons