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UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

 

Regardless of how to fight ends, it will be a profitable night Anderson Silva.

MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received disclosed salaries for UFC 162, which takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Middleweight champ Silva (33-4), will earn a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), according to figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Weidman is guaranteed $24,000 and an additional $24,000 if he pulls off the upset.

The 38-year-old champion could earn an additional $200,000 by defending his title for a UFC-record 11th time.

Silva’s pay day represent his highest disclosed salary to date. At UFC 148, where he defeated Chael Sonnen for the second time, he made $200,000 with no win bonus. Silva recently signed a new 10-fight contract with the UFC,

In a win over Mark Munoz, Weidman earned $22,000 to show and $22,000 at UFC on FUEL TV 4.

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58 Comments to UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

  1. The natural says:

    Thats still missing a 0 yea its alot but not enough. That’s just normal pay. He also gets about $2.00 to $3 for every paper view sale. He also makes other money but prolly on $5 mill total for entire pay of fight. He shld be getting double that at least. Mayweather made $95 million his last fight.

  2. BT says:

    I love how ordinary fans KNOW what these athletes should be paid. I’m sure we all know every financial aspect of MMA and are qualified to comment on it.

    Young sport, it takes time, and despite what anyone thinks, MMA does pull in money like football basketball or Mayweather.

    Chris has had 9 pro fights. Silva is the goat. I’m not seeing an issue here. Chris wins a few more fights in a row, he’ll see his value shoot way up, just like everyone else.

  3. Thom1 says:

    Anderson earned ~7 million against Chael, these base pays mean nothing and shouldnt be reported.

  4. blah says:

    If weidman defeats silva he will be paid way more than what is reported and accessible by the media. Dana and the fertitas often hand out “business partnership” bonuses that aren’t reported; ranging anywhere from a few grand to over a million dollars. Hell, if weidman LOSES but still puts on a good show, they will no doubt toss him performance money.

  5. Uncle Cheal says:

    These fighters make a lot more, trust me. Much of what they make is never disclosed to the public. Both Chael and Anderson walked out of their ufc 148 fight with well over 6-9 million a piece. Remember, mma is not like boxing; these guys make multi-fight deals just like an NBA star would make multi-season contracts prior to ever wearing that team’s jersey. The money disclosed was guaranteed to them per fight when the contract was signed. The UFC does this as a business strategy in order to keep fighters from jumping from promotion to promotion after every fight, and to own their marketing rights. However, when it is all said and done, the big bosses over at the UFC take very good care of their guys; these figures are obsolete.

  6. magoo says:

    What u all think of ur ass clown now? Finally someone laid the leather on his arrogant chin… What a fukcn idiot!!!!

    • F-U-magoo says:

      FUCK U MAGOO! YOU can’t even beat Marvin Eastman,Sosick of you internet fuckin tough guys. YOU ARE A BITCH!!!

    • F-U MAGOO says:

      FUCK U MAGOO! U couldn’t even beat Eastman but u can shit talk the GOAT, When if u seen him somewhere u would be all over his nuts…FUCK U INTERNET GANGSTER!

      • magoo says:

        Whoa easy tigah! I know your very emotional right now and hearing the truth doubles the emotions, it’s ok in a couple of weeks it’ll all be better! By the way don’t hate the player….hate the game!

  7. Dick Diaz says:

    well Weidman is definitely going to make more now.

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