Yes, we all know that fighter pay is a big deal right now. I feel like a few times a week I write about how big of a deal fighter pay is and how hot of a topic it is. What better time to reflect on that topic than to look at the payouts from recent UFC events, right? Well, UFC on Fox 8 went down this past weekend from Seattle and we have actual numbers from the athletic commission on who got paid what and the numbers will either surprise you or they won’t.
The numbers are thanks to MMAWeekly.
Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. John Moraga: $17,000
Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000
Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000
Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000
Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Tim Means: $12,000
Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig: $30,000
Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $8,000
Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000
Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Riley: $14,000
Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. John Albert: $10,000