Griffin or Ortiz will make top salary at UFC 148
July 6, 2012
MMA Junkie reports a partial list of salaries for Saturday’s much anticipated UFC 148. Tito Ortiz will make $250,000 while Forrest Griffin could make up to $275,000 if he beats Ortiz.
Anderson Silva will make $200,000 with no win bonus and Chael Sonnen will make $50,000 with the opportunity to make another $50,000 if he wins.
Ortiz will make a flat $250,000 and Griffin will make $150,000 to show and $175,000 for winning.
The other salary information released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission was Cung Le earning a flat $150,000 and Patrick Cote making $21,000 to show and $21,000 to win.
The payouts exclude the PPV upside for those fighters that will receive a portion of the revenue. Interesting that Sonnen will only make a base of $50,000 while Le will make three times as much. The payout is a significant drop from Le’s $350,000 base at UFC 139.