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UFC 169 Salaries: Overeem tops earners list

UFC 169 Salaries: Overeem tops earners list
February 5th 2014

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 ‘locker room bonuses’ a well-known way of keeping fighter pay higher than officially reported, so that the tax man can’t get at it.

The simple fact is, we don’t know how much these figures represent take-home pay.

That said, Alistair Overeem’s remuneration is particularly handsome. We can’t imagine he was paid any bonuses afterwards, judging by Dana White slamming his performance as ‘crappy’.

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.

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