The official salaries for UFC 169 have been released, and they are causing consternation.
Fans are in outcry over title challenger Ricardo Lamas being on a $10,000/$10,000 deal, and champion Renan Barao apparently being on $22,000/$22,000.
However, UFC payments to fighters are a murky area, with the existence of off-the-books â€˜locker room bonusesâ€™ a well-known way of keeping fighter pay higher than officially reported, so that the tax man canâ€™t get at it.
The simple fact is, we donâ€™t know how much these figures represent take-home pay.
That said, Alistair Overeemâ€™s remuneration is particularly handsome. We canâ€™t imagine he was paid any bonuses afterwards, judging by Dana White slamming his performance as â€˜crappyâ€™.
Alistair Overeem: $407,143 ($285,714 to show, $121,429 win bonus)
Jose Aldo: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 win bonus)
Frank Mir: $200,000
Urijah Faber: $100,000
Nick Catone: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus)
Chris Cariaso: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Renan Barao: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)
Abel Trujillo: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 contracted victory bonus)
Jamie Varner: $17,000
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Al Iaquinta: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Alan Patrick: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Clint Hester: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Rashid Magomedov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Neil Magny: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
John Makdessi: $12,000
Ricardo Lamas: $10,000
John Lineker: $8,000
Danny Martinez: $8,000
Tom Watson: $8,000
Kevin Lee: $8,000
Andy Enz: $8,000
Tony Martin: $8,000
Gasan Umalatov: $8,000
Trujillo scored a $75,000 Fight Of The Night bonus and a $50,000 Knockout Of The Night
Jamie Varner scored a $75,000 Fight Of The Night bonus.
There was no Submission of the Night bonus - UFC 169 set a new record in terms of UFC fights going to decision.