UFC on Fox 7 paydays: Henderson, Mir top roster

April 21, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the UFC on Fox 7 salaries with Benson Henderson and Frank Mir earning the most. Surprisingly, Nate Diaz earned only $15,000 for his KO loss to Josh Thomson.

Via MMA Junkie:

Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

def. Gilbert Melendez: $175,000

Daniel Cormier: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)

def. Frank Mir: $200,000

Josh Thomson: $95,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Nate Diaz: $15,000

Matt Brown: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)

def. Jordan Mein: $16,000

Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)

def. Darren Elkins: $24,000

Francis Carmont: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)

def. Lorenz Larkin: $23,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)

def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)

def. Hugo Viana: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)

def. Tim Means: $10,000

Anthony Njorkuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)

def. Roger Bowling: $12,000

Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Clifford Starks: $8,000

Payout Perspective:

Notably Gilbert Melendez earned $175,000 for his UFC debut. Henderson’s $100K/$100K payday is part of his new contract with the UFC. Its a step up from his $39K/$39K deal he had last December. Somewhat of a surprise was Nate Diaz’s $15K for his fight Saturday. In Diaz’s last fight against Henderson in December, he earned $50K. Diaz, a former TUF winner that earned a “six figure contract” with the UFC, changed managers prior to this fight. Saturday’s payday could be a result or repercussion of the manager change.

2 Responses to “UFC on Fox 7 paydays: Henderson, Mir top roster”

  1. Jeremy Lynch on April 22nd, 2013 3:17 PM

    Has that 15K been confirmed? Nate’s last two bouts were 50+50. Can’t see anyway his pay drops 35k for losing a title bout.

  2. Henry on April 23rd, 2013 8:50 PM

    HMike Kogan, his manager has said he made more than 15K, and “he’s happy”.

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