UFC 148 may go down as one of the biggest cards of 2012 and the salaries for the mega-event certainly reflect that as well.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salary information for the fighter at UFC 148 on Monday with co-main event fighter Forrest Griffin raking in the biggest payday.

Griffin topped the list with a $275,000 paycheck while his opponent Tito Ortiz, who retired following UFC 148, came in with a $250,000 payday.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva came in just behind that with a $200,000 payday.

Just a reminder that these figures do not reflect unreported post fight bonuses or pay-per-view bonuses that some fighters earn

UFC 148 SALARIES:

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

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