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Wednesday, 04/25/2012, 04:43 pm

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans | Salary Report | UFC NEWS

By Chase Raymond:

Jon “Bones” Jones brings in the most money on the night, and rightfully so. Jones has been on an impressive win streak and is proving to be a great PPV draw for the UFC as of late. These numbers are not including the PPV bonuses or fight of the night bonuses, or sponsorship money, its strictly base pay they receive per fight.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Fighter Salaries

Jon Jones: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Rashad Evans: $300,000

Rory MacDonald: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Che Mills: $8,000

Ben Rothwell: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Brendan Schaub: $14,000

Michael McDonald: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $32,000

Eddie Yagin: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Mark Hominick: $17,000

Mark Bocek: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. John Alessio: $10,000

Travis Browne: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chad Griggs: $27,000

Matt Brown: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Stephen Thompson: $8,000

Anthony Njokuani: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. John Makdessi: $12,000

Mac Danzig: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000

Chris Clements: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Wisniewski: $10,000

Marcus Brimage: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000

Total Payroll on the night: $1,241,000,


30 Responses to “UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans | Salary Report | UFC NEWS”

  1. DaPimp says:

    8 grand for being in the co- maint event!? Wow

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing! I know its only Che’s second fight but damn $8k is ridiculous.

      • A.James says:

        He got his ass whipped for 8K? And he was in the co-main event? FAIL

        Dana has to pay his fighters. That’s totall bullshit. No fucking excuse for that. I can’t believe that this guy put his body through all of that for 8 thousand dollars. No fucking way. Unbelievable.

        • Sergio says:

          I agree, his fight brought a lot of dollars on that card for the UFC, part of which people paid PPV to see, they didn’t just pay to see jones/Evans. A bit of fuckin fairness is needed here

        • E5kap0 says:

          Holy crap!!! I make more money than that guy and i didnt get my ass kicked in public. Dana is a freaking scam!!!

        • spiritsplice says:

          Yeah, what was it Fertitta said about making enough that they could train train full time and not have work a job?

        • Jujitsu Player says:

          Dude I’ve been saying this for ages, It’s bull shit, look down the list $12k for Shaub, $8k Thompson, its ridiculous, these guys are getting raped by the UFC. And they get 3 fights a year if they’re lucky.

          Any before anyone starts banging on about sponsorship, half these guys make next to nothing through sponsorship, the only guys making serious money are the top guys. I think the fighters should make $50k per fight minimum + win bonus.

          How many PPV’s do you think sold in the UK because Che was on that card? and the guy gets $8k…..disgraceful. If I was a twittererererr I’d be battering Dana White about now.

        • BobbyLemons says:

          UFC isn’t PPV in the UK.

  2. Pijan says:

    Only a little over a mil with over half of it going to two people. It’s definitely better than when GSP was making 6,000 a fight but come on. I know we don’t know how much exactly the UFC makes but I know they make more than 1 mil off PPV buys alone. I understand they have more people than just the fighters they need to pay, but without the fighters, they have NOTHING. Pay your fucking people Dana.

    • trust me they are getting paid a lot more than this. that’s just the contracted amount that they have to disclose for tax purposes it doesn’t include the portion of ppv sales the main eventers get, it doesn’t include sponsorship money, the fight, sub, and ko bonuses, or the discretionary bonuses Dana and the Fertitta brothers hand out. you gotta earn your way up same thing is true in boxing you think all those guys are millionaires you are sorely mistaken. you have a handful of guys making big bucks but the rest are making peanuts and holding down jobs hoping for there big break. I think the UFC fighters should have a greater starting pay but its not like they are only getting 800 bucks a fight which I know some boxers are

      • Kalez says:

        They have to disclose for tax reasons? Lol. Then they would have to disclose the other amounts as well.

        No reason to even bring up sponsorship considering this about the UFC payout.

        Portion of PPV? How much of a percentage is that? Is it even a fact that all fighters get a portion?

  3. James says:

    pyramid scheme

  4. Donnybrook says:

    Bones cashed in, he probably made a couple mil with his PPV % and sponsors, Rashad did well too for the same reasons as Bones. Rothwell had a pretty good pay day when you take into account his KO of the night bonus… BUT WTF is with the rest of the card… those poor bastards’ are going to be going to the soap kitchen if they don’t have a second source of income. Come on Dana!… spread the wealth around man!.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      How do these fighters afford their camps, housing, food, bills? They must getting paid more than this. There is no way that this is it. Zuffa made a killing last weekend. I can’t wait to see the PPV numbers.

  5. Johnny Mop says:

    2.2 mil is what i think the UFC made off of the live gate itself

  6. Aaron says:

    You people do realize that Dana doesn’t own the entire company right? Other people make decisions.. I’m pretty sure Lorenzo Fertitta is the business man behind all of this. Bitch at him.

  7. Mike Hawk says:

    8k for co main event?! That’s robbery! The UFC has grown far too much to be paying fights so little.

  8. Sir Charles says:

    You people do know what “overhead” is, don’t you? Yeah live gate was 2.2 million and there will probably be 30 million from ppv buys. However, factor in promotion costs, manual labor set up costs(travel and tear down of octagon), security, hotels, all associated with event travel(fighters,cornermen,ufc employees) announcers, doctors, referees and fighter health insurance/medical costs. The UFC isn’t making what it looks like it’s making when you just add up fighter payroll next to the live gate and PPV. You also have to figure that Jones and Evans probably got a little cut of the PPV and the UFC always takes care of fighters in the locker room. On top of that….most UFC fighters get training costs and housing paid for by sponsors. Fighters would be complaining left and rigjt if they were struggling financially while being successful in the UFC. Koscheck has never held a belt and he’s a millionaire.

  9. Nick says:

    I’m amazed at the ignorance in this situation. You do know they get sponsor money and there are “Locker Room” bonuses.

  10. mike says:

    Great fights and very well deserved money by all, but each time I see these numbers I realize how little ground MMA is making, on a whole . 24 fighters total with a total pay roll of 1.2 . Klitchko gets ten to twenty million alone to fight . The upcoming top fight with Mayweather vs cotto will have a payroll of 40 million or more JUST BETWEEN THEM TWO FIGHTERS.

    The ultimate fighter ratings show the sport , in general , is unfortunately not picking up much steam .

  11. Jake says:

    Money may is rofl.

  12. Turkeykneck fun chav says:

    Michael McDonald: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $32,000

    loser gets more than winner!!!!!!

  13. Dan says:

    That’s bullshit! Start looking after your employees, they make the company, they put on the shows, cough up!

  14. dsame says:

    Che Mills 8k + Sponsors M oney you people should think tht the state take part of ur purse and Dana White give most of the money under tha table example he reported 8k but he prolly gave him 20k- 30k plus sponsor

  15. Hayden says:

    these numbers don’t include the fighters share of the PPV…

  16. evan says:

    nice to see the top dogs in the ufc can afford their fancy cars and expensive suits can obviasly see why COS THEY PAY THEIR FIGHTERS PEANUTS 8k and ur in the co main event then u got mat brown who is a total load of crap if taking home 36k win or lose and he was on the undercard lol

  17. Eddie Yagin: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Mark Hominick: $17,000

    WOW…Hominick’s management team knows how to do this;)

  18. lorenzo says:

    you realise the the fighters getting paid little to no cash are new fighters and probably on probation. Why would you pay 1 million for a ferrari without test driving it first to see that the thing has no issues. Every big name fighter would of been paid fuck all to begin with, then when their contract is up they get to re-negotiate with their past performances as backing, for a better deal. The payment system is completely fair and if you are bitching that they dont get paid enough when they are not bitching then why are you all bitching for. They are not klitchko or mayweather, they are not in the same league or have the same skill, so why should the ufc pay someone 20 million to fight if they have not fought in the UFC before. randy vs toney is not a clear indication of how good MMA is and whether they should be paid more. dont even know why i bother talking to you kb warriors about this shit when you are not aware.

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