UFC 148 Results: Full Fighter Salaries, Forrest Griffin Scores Big
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.
Joe Chacon is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.
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