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Monday, 02/06/2012, 09:56 am

Nick Diaz Tops UFC 143 Payroll With $200k | Full Salary Report

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the disclosed salary report for last weekends “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” event today via email to BJPENN.COM.

Topping the list was main event competitor Nick Diaz, who took him $200,000.00 for his five-round decision loss to new interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit. Diaz took home the lion’s share of the total disclosed event $880,500.00.

UFC 143 took place from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday February 4.

The full list of disclosed salaries for the event is as follows:

Carlos Condit: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $200,000

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roy Nelson: $20,000

Josh Koscheck: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pierce: $20,000

Renan Barao: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500

Ed Herman: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $8,000

Dustin Poirier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Max Holloway : $6,000

Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Caceres: $8,000

Matt Brown : $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cope: $8,000

Matt Riddle: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Henry Martinez: $6,000

Rafael Natal: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Kuiper: $6,000

Stephen Thompson: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Stittgen: $5,000


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13 Responses to “Nick Diaz Tops UFC 143 Payroll With $200k | Full Salary Report”

  1. Bigfan says:

    didnt this event have a gate of +2 Million? less than 50% of that went to the fighters…


    roy nelson 20 thousand thats bullshit, he went 3 rnds after taking that knee

    • Robert says:

      To be fair to Zuffa, Roy Nelson did receive an additional $65,000 fotn bonus.

    • asdf says:

      it’s acocunting, and private business practice. they take a bath, by expensing large HUGE bonuses, depending on how the gate does, and ppv sales. So to, BigFan, if you actually followed the sport, you’d know they pay dollars of ppv sold to certain fighters, and bonuses. But it’s not because they think they deserve it, partially, but for accounting, and private business practice. They’ve been making money for years.

    • mo says:

      Winning the UF 6-Figure contract isn’t always a blessing. It’s just a guarantee that you will fight in the UFC.
      You have to win to make the real $$$.

      Here’s how it breaks down:

      The winners of the first three seasons of The Ultimate Fighter competition, and certain runners-up depending on their performance in their competition finals, receive the touted “six-figure” contract to fight in the UFC. These contracts are specifically three-year contracts with a guaranteed first year.[24] Each year consists of three fights, the first year’s purse per fight consists of $12,000 guaranteed with a $12,000 win bonus (a maximum of $24,000 per fight). The second year’s purse per fight is $16,000 with a $16,000 win bonus (a maximum of $32,000 per fight) and the third year’s purse per fight is at $22,000 with a $22,000 win bonus (a maximum of $44,000 per fight).

      A TUF winner who goes 9–0 can earn $300,000 total on the contract, but only $150,000 is guaranteed for all three years if nine fights are fought.

      • JB Spencer says:

        I didnt know all that, i tht the six figures was six figures.

        Thats bs though, if i was roy id be fkn pissed; first off for having to go thru TUF to begin with, hes a 15 plus year veteran of the sport and a former IFL hw champ, that wasnt fair to him and certianly not fair to the other fighters. Second of all, hes easily a top ten fighter, hes a popular fan fav, and now a consistant co main eventer… he deserves more

    • k-dog says:

      i believe he is still on his tuf winners contract which is 6 fights with 20,000 show money

  3. Jb says:

    Regardless BC should be getting more. Yes I know mma pay scale but FOTN bonus helps but dude hasn’t been put away and is a fan fav

  4. nick says:

    People that bitch and moan about the fighter pay are idiots. First off, no one made Roy sign his contract. He signed it. Probably because it was a lot better than whatever organization he was in beforehand. Second, if he thought it wasn’t a good deal maybe he should negotiate a better one (whether by himself or with an agent) or go somewhere else. Take Koscheck for example, he made more than condit this fight but isn’t as good and wasn’t the main event (and he’s a douche). Kung Li made I think double what Vanderlei did for caving his face in and also made more than Henderson and Rua in their epic war. Yes, Hendo/shogun should’ve made a million each, but you can’t predict that fight. Its BUSINESS people, if you are dumb enough to sign a contract that isn’t the best deal, that’s your own fault. If you know the UFC wants you on a card and you negotiate as hard as you fight in the ring, you’re going to get paid.

  5. jdog says:

    WTF only 2 fighters that fought were close in pay every other fight was over 2 to 1 in pay

  6. joke says:

    bisping got more than diaz and condit payroll added together in the miller fight lol

  7. steve dobson says:

    Diaz isnt my fave fighter but hes a draw. He comes to fight, not run, so he deserved 2x what Condit earned. Its like life, work hard, WIN, and move up to bigger earnings. Theyre free to get real jobs snyday they all so choose.

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