UFC 148 Results: Full Fighter Salaries, Forrest Griffin Scores Big

Joe Chacon@JoeChaconContributor IIIJuly 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 21:  Forrest Griffin celebrates his victory over Tito Ortiz after their Light Heavyweight Fight at the UFC 106 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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As the dust continues to settle from UFC 148, we can now see the salaries each fighter was paid for their fight this past weekend.

When taking a look at these numbers, please keep in mind that they do not reflect post fight bonuses (e.g. fight of the night, knockout/submission of the night) or other bonuses that are frequently handed out by the UFC.

Here are the salaries for UFC 148, as released by The Nevada Athletic Commission:

Anderson Silva – $200,000 (no win bonus)
Chael Sonnen – $50,000

Forrest Griffin – $275,000 ($150,000 win bonus)
Tito Ortiz – $250,000

Cung Le – $150,000 (no win bonus)
Patrick Cote – $21,000

Demian Maia – $96,000 ($48,000 win bonus)
Dong Hyun Kim – $44,000

Chad Mendes – $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
Cody McKenzie – $10,000

Mike Easton – $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar – $13,000

Melvin Guillard – $72,000 ($36,000 win bonus)
Fabricio Camoes – $8,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov – $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Gleison Tibau – $31,000

Costa Philippou – $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
Riki Fukuda – $28,000

Shane Roller – $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)
John Alessio – $10,000

Rafaello Oliveira – $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Yoislandy Izquierdo – $6,000

The most glaring salary on this list is Chael Sonnen and the $50,000 he earned for his fight against Anderson Silva. In case you were concerned about Sonnen's low salary, rest assured he will be given a substantial chunk of change for the pay-per-view revenue this generated.

In addition to pay-per-view buys, the "live gate" numbers for UFC 148 approached $7 million, and were the highest in MMA history.

 

Joe Chacon is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.