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Thursday, 05/17/2012, 05:03 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 3 | Salary Report | UFC News

“UFC on FUEL TV 3: Poirier vs. Jung” took place this past Tuesday on FUEL TV.

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation recently released the salary figures for all 24-fighters who took part on the fight card.

UFC lightweight fighter Donald Cerrone took home the largest stake in the disclosed $481,000 payroll with $60,000.00 and following right behind him was TUF winner Amir Sadollah who brought home $48,000.00.

The full salary report for Tuesday’s event is as follows: (just base salaries)

Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000

Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000

Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000

Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000

Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000

Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000

Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dongi Yang: $12,000

Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000

T.J. Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Carlo Prater: $10,000

Rafael dos Anjos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000

Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Curran: $8,000

Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Soto: $6,000


25 Responses to “UFC on FUEL TV 3 | Salary Report | UFC News”

  1. Bigfan says:

    no matter what the UFC says, they don’t pay their fighters enough. Tom Lawlor was broke leading into this fight and these salaries are not great.

    • Chris says:

      he bought a house, and didnt spent his money wisely. fyi they make more then the average person in 3 months(training and etc.)

      Also the UFC gives there fighters insurance. Which is a plus

    • Chris says:


      Help da helps

    • Blah says:

      They also make money for sponsors, locker room bonuses, and if its on PPV they make more money for that. This just shows the money for showing up and win money.

  2. John says:

    34k for Zombie with a win? Main event shouldnt get shortchanged like this when you got has been chickens like Mayweather making 30 mill a fight

  3. jvd says:

    Korean Zombie deserves more!!!!

  4. Epic says:

    Didn’t Jung get another $80k in bonuses on top of that?

  5. Sick Brah says:

    Fuck zombie should get paid more…. For his standard pay + Win…

    Maybe this had something to do with why he got both bonuses…

    He did make a killing and deserves it though…

  6. mma knowitall says:

    Weak payday. I make more than their base payouts!

    • Brend0magic says:

      Maybe in a year you do, these guys earned it in 15 minutes…Although I still think they should get paid more.

      • Noel says:

        Holy shit you are dumb as fook! Earnt in 15mins!? Did none of them train, not only for these fights but their entire career? Am sure coaches, gym’s n equipment aren’t free let alone their mortgage food travel and hotel costs!
        Fair enough GSP, Jones n others probably get alot of ‘perks’ and freebies through sponsors etc but these guys wont!

        • Gould says:

          you call him dumb…then you spell Earned wrong when its clearly spelled properly in the comment above all you had to do was look..

  7. Brend0magic says:

    Yea Korean Zombie deserves the most $$, he was the main event and he delivered like none other.

  8. waitwtfffwtfwtf says:

    Holding two UFC records (fastest knockout and first twister submission), combined with his Fight of the Night potential, and the amount of fights the Korean Zombie has to his credit makes this guy deserving of a raise before this fight which was to be his first Main Event fight. 17+17 is just not what he deserves, especially now that it has been announced that he has earned a title shot. Because Zuffa has failed to pay him correctly for his last fight, his overdue pay raise should be even more significant now. Though I doubt they’d give him anything more then an 8 thousand dollar raise, and that’s if he becomes champion

    • KIDD433 says:

      Point well put.Even though hes under paid and well deserving of a title shot,Holding two UFC records (fastest knockout and first twister submission)And Fight of the night award.The UFC should take that into consideration,and pay the man what hes worth.(NOT LIKELY)They’d rather give boring ass fighterd like GSP top dollars and falsely hype him up!Whens the last time a GSP has fight been the least bit entertaining ???Not in years!!!So to the UFC,the people say”pay the zombie what hes worth!!!”

  9. on tuf says:

    It say’s the fighters get a 6 figure contract with the ufc but do they actually?

    • Lino says:

      It probably means that if they win all of their fights the contract could be worth up to 6figures. After every fight they win their base salary goes up.

  10. Nick says:

    They make more money from sponsors. The UFC doesn’t make as much as boxing. Simple logic.

  11. Dick Diaz says:

    how did donald cerrone make nearly half a million dollars…? is this article misspelling stuff?

  12. tommy says:

    No you donk….that was the total pay purse . Read the start again!!!

  13. Turkeykneck fun chav says:

    zobies win bonus is lower than Amir Sadollah’s even though amirs was boring as fuck and was split decision
    Zombies fight was easily fight of the night as both fighters were dangerous right to the end.
    cowboy is a big name hence the big money but his fight was a one sided punch bag affair. nothing edgy about it.

    clearly the crowd came for zombie vs Poirier as they were going fucking nuts for both of them. was as loud as a PPV crowd

    I can understand how the payouts could be inconsistent but they have confused themselves that the crowd/viewers came for cowboy.
    while im a cowboy fan i watched this for zombie cos they guy always walks forward punching faces

  14. Theo says:

    Why is it made public like this what they earn? Why is it anyone’s business?

    • dave says:

      If that is not just a philosophical question you are asking, it’s because some states counties and cities regulate how much at minimum you must pay certain regulated industries or activities, and therefore the salaries are public information. I work for the Govt and my salary is also public info anyone can call and ask. It’s a sometimes misguided policy that supporters feel ensures that people make a fair paycheck.

  15. dave says:

    Look most of these guys would be fry cooks at Denny’s if they couldn’t get paid to fight, so comparatively they should thank God above for the amount they do make. It’s a debatable point that fighters should get more of the take than the promoters, but that has been going on in boxing for decades as well, the fighters were broke and the promoters were rich.

  16. kittykat meow says:

    I wouldn’t step in the ring for the money these fighters ate paid. They train for months, have to eat right,do interviews, fight promotions,weight ins, etc. I doubt that they make six figures in endorsements. I enjoy watching MMA & UFC makes tons of money off these fighters & they should be getting paid a lot more than the paltry amounts shown. UFC should be ashamed for being such greedy bastards & taking advantage of these fighters.

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