UFC 84 Payouts

May 27, 2008

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 84 (including disclosed bonuses) was $1,323,000. Assuming $8,990,000 in pay-per-view revenue (400,000 pay-per-view buys at $44.95 with 50/50 revenue split with pay-per-view companies) and including the $3.7 million live gate, the event would generate $12,690,000 in total revenue for Zuffa.

That would put the disclosed payroll at roughly 10.4% of revenue generated. However, it is important to note the company regularly pays substantial undisclosed bonuses.

Unless otherwise noted all winner’s payouts reflect a 100% win bonus:

  • B.J. Penn ($250,000) d. Sean Sherk ($35,000)
  • Wanderlei Silva ($225,000*) d. Keith Jardine ($10,000)
  • Goran Reljic ($81,000#) d. Wilson Gouveia ($93,000#)
  • Lyoto Machida ($100,000) d. Tito Ortiz ($210,000)
  • Thiago Silva ($50,000) d. Antonio Mendes ($4,000)
  • Rousimar Palhares ($85,000^) d. Ivan Salaverry ($20,000)
  • Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou ($80,000) d. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,00O)
  • Rich Clementi ($40,000) d. Terry Etim ($10,000)
  • Yoshiyuki Yoshida ($12,000) d. Jon Koppenhaver ($8,000)
  • Dong Hyun Kim ($40,000) d. Jason Tan ($3000)
  • Shane Carwin ($12,000) d. Christian Wellisch ($10,000)
* – $150,000 base pay plus $75,000 bonus for KO of the Night
# – includes $75,000 bonus for Fight of the Night
^ – includes $75,000 bonus for Submission of the Night

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