It pays to be the champ. Or at least, it used to.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,613,000.
UFC 162 took place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including Weidman’s second-round TKO victory over Silva, aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Weidman, who opted not to renew his UFC contract until after the title fight, is likely to get a handsome raise from his current pay, which included $24,000 to show and $24,000 as a win bonus. Silva, meanwhile, would have earned an additional $200,000 as a win bonus.
The full list of disclosed UFC 162 paydays included:
Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 162 bonuses to Weidman (“KO of the Night”) and Swanson, Siver, Edgar and Oliveira (“Fight of the Night”).
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
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