UFC on FOX 9 Salaries: Urijah Faber, Demetrious Johnson Earn Six Figures

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UFC on FOX 9 Salaries: Urijah Faber, Demetrious Johnson Earn Six Figures
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Perennial UFC bantamweight title contender Urijah Faber, as well as UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, were both compensated handsomely for their dominant victories at UFC on FOX 9 last night. 

MMA Junkie obtained the list of the official disclosed payroll for all 22 competitors from the California State Athletic Commission, revealing that Faber walked away with a cool quarter of a million dollars ($250,000). 

"The California Kid" received $100,000 to show, a $100,000 win bonus, as well as another cool $50,000 for his "Submission of the Night" award. 

As for "Mighty Mouse," who notched his third successful title defense at the event, he collected $125,000 "show purse," $50,000 for winning, and then another $50,000 for scoring "Knockout of the Night" honors.

Check out the how much money each fighter can add to his bank account after Saturday night:

Demetrious Johnson: $175,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
vs. Joseph Benavidez: $42,000

Urijah Faber: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
vs. Michael McDonald: $17,000

Chad Mendes: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
vs. Nick Lentz: $29,000

Joe Lauzon: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Mac Danzig: $32,000

Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Court McGee: $20,000

Edson Barboza: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
vs. Danny Castillo: $31,000

Bobby Green: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
vs. Pat Healy: $25,000

Zach Makovsky: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Scott Jorgensen: $26,000

Sam Stout: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Cody McKenzie: $12,000

Abel Trujillo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Roger Bowling: $12,000

Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
vs. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

Bear in mind, none of the salaries include the "Fight Night" bonuses, nor do they include the UFC's infamous "locker room bonuses." 

Furthermore, deductions for insurance, licenses and taxes are not incorporated into the numbers either. 

Therefore, the numbers on display should only be considered the base salaries for the fighters. 

It's tough to argue that either Faber or Johnson did not deserve to be at the top of the payroll. 

Faber, a 10-year fight veteran, had one of the best years of his career in 2013, winning off four of his fights, three being submission finishes. 

After tapping Michael McDonald with a guillotine choke on Saturday, Faber has now won 17 of his 30 career victories via submission. 

Meanwhile, Johnson is in the running for 2013's "Fighter of the Year," with clear-cut victories over John Dodson, John Moraga and Benavidez for a second time in his career, becoming the first fighter to ever knock out the Team Alpha Male standout. 

Johnson, in the midst of a five-fight win streak, boasts a 19-2-1 record overall and remains unbeaten at 125 pounds. 

 

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.

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