didnt see a thread about this yet.
UFC Fight Night 12 Salaries
Dann Stupp, MMAjunkie.com
January 24, 2008
UFC Fight Night 12 took place Wednesday at The Palms Las Vegas, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has obtained the list of official fighters' salaries directly from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The event, which featured a headline bout of Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman, aired on Spike TV. Swick, who earned $20,000, posted a majority-decision victory over Burkman, who got $10,000.
"The Ultimate Fighter 5" winner Nate Diaz was the night's highest-paid fighter with $30,000 in his winning effort, and co-main-event fighter Patrick Cote earned the second-largest salary with $28,000 for his victory.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $232,000.
Mike Swick ($20,000) def. Josh Burkman ($10,000)
Patrick Cote ($28,000) def. Drew McFedries ($10,000)
Thiago Tavares ($18,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000)
Nate Diaz ($30,000) def. Alvin Robinson ($7,000)
Kurt Pelligrino ($20,000) def. Alberto Crane ($4,000)
Gray Maynard ($16,000) def. Dennis Siver ($7,O00)
Jeremy Stephens ($10,000) def. Cole Miller ($8,000)
Corey Hill ($16,000) def. Joe Veres ($3,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Justin Buchholz ($4,000)
All the winning fighters received pay that awarded 50 percent "to show" and 50 percent as a "win bonus." For example, Swick earned $10,000 to show and an additional $10,000 for his victory for $20,000 total. Each of the night's losing fighters could have doubled his salary with a victory.
Now, the usual disclaimer: the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighterâs income. They also do not include any other "locker-room" or special bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
In other words, these are simply base salaries reported to the CSAC and do not represent the total amounts earned by each fighter.