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Monday, 04/22/2013, 09:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.

The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission. Undisclosed bonuses a promoter might pay a fighter and performance bonuses (FOTN, KOTN, SOTN) are not included.

These fighter salaries were released by the California State Athletic Commission on Sunday.

Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $175,000

Daniel Cormier: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000

Josh Thomson: $95,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $15,000

Matt Brown: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $16,000

Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Elkins: $24,000

Francis Carmont: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $23,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Hugo Viana: $8,000

Anthony Njokuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $12,000

Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $8,000

UFC on Fox 7 Disclosed Fighter Payroll Total: $1,318,000


37 Responses to “UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List”

  1. Is that a typo????? says:

    Nate Diaz $15,000???? That has to be wrong. $150,0000 maybe??? He making less than a lot of fighters on the card (Thomson, Cormier even, ) is just retarded. Nate is a long time veteran who brings in a lot of viewers. If that salary is correct, it’s just disrespectful.

  2. Ryan says:

    It’s def a typo…his last 2 fights for sure he made 50,000…guaranteed it’s a typo and he made 50,000…there is no way you go from 50,000 to 15,000 after losing in a title fight..

  3. 757 says:

    WTF that’s a shame. Those kinds of salaries suck for what these fighters do. They deserve a better pay day….all of them. That’s a shame.Come on Dana do the right thing. Up those salaries.

  4. mike says:

    Its not on the level of Don King yet, but its getting there. Dana White and the UFC are robbing the stars of MMA. 15k for Nate Diaz, a proven fighter that brings it in the cage every time. On the other hand, since he also may not pay taxes on his winnings, he’ll only owe the IRS 4 or 5k.

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