Last week had an exciting week of fights with three consecutive UFC events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Saturday’s UFC 194 payouts were released with the new UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor topping the list of paid fighters.
UFC 194 payouts included:
Conor McGregor: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Jose Aldo: $400,000
Luke Rockhold: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Chris Weidman: $275,000
Yoel Romero: $150,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Ronaldo Souza: $135,000
Demian Maia: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Gunnar Nelson: $75,000
Max Holloway: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $43,000
Urijah Faber: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Frankie Saenz: $20,000
Tecia Torres: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: $10,000
Warlley Alves: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Colby Covington: $18,000
Leonardo Santos: $40,000 (includes $20,o00 win bonus) def. Kevin Lee: $21,000
Magomed Mustafaev: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joe Proctor: $13,000
Yancy Medeiros: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. John Makdessi: $30,000
Court McGee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Marcio Alexandre Jr.: $12,000
The total disclosed payout for UFC 194 was $2,568,000.
These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses, insurance, and taxes. In addition, the figures do not include sponsor pay, such as the official UFC-Reebok sponsorship program. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays to their fighters.
Conor McGregor and Leo Santos took an additional $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus home while Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman each took home a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus.