UFC 209 main card paydays
March 5, 2017
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto obtained the salaries for Saturday night’s UFC 209. The salaries, disclosed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, reflects some notable six figure paydays.
Due to complications from weight-cutting, Khabib Nurmogemonov lost out on a $500,000 payday. Tony Ferguson was to have made $250,000 to show and another $250,000 to win in the bout that once again never happened.
Other paydays from the main card:
Tyron Woodley $400,000 to show and $100,000 to win
Vs. Stephen Thompson $380,000 to show ($180,000 if he won)
Alistair Overeem $750,000 (no win bonus)
Vs. Mark Hunt $750,000 (no win bonus if he won)
David Teymur $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win
Vs. Lando Vannata $27,000 to show (and $27,000 if he won)
Daniel Kelly $27,000 to show, $20,000 to win
Vs. Rashad Evans $135,000 to show ($150,000 if he won)
Cynthia Carvillo $10,000 to show, $10,000 for win
Vs. Amanda Cooper $17,000 to show ($17,000 if she won)
MMA Junkie confirmed that Ferguson was paid his fight purse of $250,000. Still, it is disappointing that he did not have a chance at the $250,000 to win. He did turned down a fill-in fight due to reports that he would have been paid less than his original contracted fight with Khabib. Hunt and Overeem making $750K each is a little surprising. Hunt made $700,000 at UFC 200. Overeem made $800K in his title chance against Stipe Miocic last September. It is a little interesting that Thompson had an opportunity to make more than Woodley on Saturday.