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Monday, 04/15/2013, 08:53 am

Salary Report: Faber / Miller top TUF 17 Finale Payroll

Last Saturday the UFC returned to The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’.

The promotion spent a disclosed $508,500 in fighter salaries with Urijah Faber and Cole Miller leading the charge and taking home the lions share of that figure.

Cole Miller rounded out the preliminary card with is win over Bart Palaszewski and took home a disclosed $42,000.00 in the process.

Faber was in the evenings main event opposite Scott Jorgensen and for his winning efforts walked away with $110,000.00.

The Full TUF 17 Finale Salaries are as follows:

Urijah Faber: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $23,500

Kelvin Gastelum: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Uriah Hall: $8,000

Cat Zingano: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $24,000

Robert McDaniel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Smith: $8,000

Josh Samman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Casey: $8,000

Luke Barnatt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Collin Hart: $8,000

Dylan Andrews: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Quinlan: $8,000

Clint Hester: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Bristol Marunde: $8,000

Cole Miller: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Bart Palaszewski: $15,000

Maximo Blanco: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Sam Sicilia: $8,000

Daniel Pineda: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Lawrence: $8,000


5 Responses to “Salary Report: Faber / Miller top TUF 17 Finale Payroll”

  1. themikej says:

    Somehow I feel like the UFC is raping its employees. So, 8 thousand bucks for losing a fight and maybe 25k for a win. These guys fight maybe 3 times a year. Lose three straight fights, and you’re living basically in poverty. 8k minus taxes is like 5,500k. Wow, and this a sport seen by millions. MMA is in serious need of a union. Unionize guys. Its the only way to stop getting exploited and used.

    • Johnny says:

      Despite how horrible and arrogant Dana seems, he does treat hard workers with respect and they get paid more than the disclosed amount because of back stage bonuses, Dana would not be where he is without his fighters.

  2. SlipSlap says:

    Just another example of why it takes a special breed to become a UFC fighter, unless you’re headlining, the money is pretty average.

  3. Adam says:

    Do you really think this is what fighters are actually being paid??……come on

  4. Slim Charles says:

    Not only does cole miller keep his job by the skin of his teeth; he got a pretty decent pay day too… He better pray he wins his next one be because I see him getting cut after another loss.

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