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

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

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