UFN 40 purses: Brown 82k, Silva 22k and both suspended indefinitely

Monday, May 12, 2014

UFC Fight Night 40
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Albert Tumenov: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Justin Salas: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Wall: $8,000

Nik Lentz: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Wineland: $21,000

Zak Cummings: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yan Cabral: $10,000

Kyoji Horigughi: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Montague: $8,000

Ed Herman: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Natal: $26,000

Main Card:

Chris Cariaso: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Smolka: $10,000

Soa Palelei: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000

Neil Magny: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000

Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $18,000

Constantinos Philippou: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000

Matt Brown: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Silva: $22,000

Total disclosed payroll was $680,000.

The above figures are the fighter salary information that promoters are required by Ohio 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 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.

Figures courtesy of MMAFighting.

The Ohio Athletic Commission also released suspensions for the event, with both Brown and Silva receiving indefinite suspensions, pending clearance by an MD.

•Matt Brown: Suspended for 45 days and additionally suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears right elbow
•Erick Silva: Suspended for 60 days and additionally suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears jaw
•Lorenz Larkin: Suspended for 60 days
•Erik Koch: Suspended for 30 days
•Ruan Potts: Suspended for 60 days
•Ed Herman: Suspended 30 days; additionally, suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears right hand
•Eddie Wineland: Suspended 60 days for TKO loss and stitches in lip area. Also suspended indefinitely without doctor’s clearance for possible broken jaw
•Johnny Eduardo: Suspended 30 days for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands
•Manny Gamburyan: Suspended indefinitely and needs ophthalmologist to clear right eye
•Ben Wall: Suspended for 60 days
•Anthony Lapsley: Suspended for 60 days