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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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UFC 162 salaries: Chris Weidman gets $48K, ex-champ Anderson Silva paid $600K

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jul 08, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET

chris-weidman-22.jpgIt pays to be the champ. Or at least, it used to.

New UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman earned a disclosed payday of $48,000 for his weekend win over Anderson Silva. The ex-champ, meanwhile, earned $600,000.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,613,000.

UFC 162 took place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including Weidman's second-round TKO victory over Silva, aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Weidman, who opted not to renew his UFC contract until after the title fight, is likely to get a handsome raise from his current pay, which included $24,000 to show and $24,000 as a win bonus. Silva, meanwhile, would have earned an additional $200,000 as a win bonus.

The full list of disclosed UFC 162 paydays included:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000

Frankie Edgar: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
def. Charles Oliveira: $21,000

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $50,000

Mark Munoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $37,000

Cub Swanson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Dennis Siver: $33,000

Andrew Craig: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Leben: $51,000

Norman Parke: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Herman: $23,000

Edson Barboza: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Brian Melancon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Seth Baczynski: $16,000

Mike Pierce: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. David Mitchell: $10,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 162 bonuses to Weidman ("KO of the Night") and Swanson, Siver, Edgar and Oliveira ("Fight of the Night").

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

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Those numbers are sad for a global sport.

I've heard all the arguments as to why they're paid so little, but come on.
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All in all, Anderson must have made a cool million for his loss.

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I'm sure that's the last time Weidman is in the five digits
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Well the way I see it Anderson still wins with $600k + ppv dollars. He can dab his tears in hundred dollar bills. Still would have been nice to have his belt still though.

Huge bonus win for Frankie Edgar. That's a fricken house right there.

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Damn, Silva must be loving his new contract lol
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It's not like these numbers were selected after they fought. They were agreed upon long before, and in fact as mentioned Weidman made well over twice what his contract stipulated, and possibly quite more, since we only get trickle-down info regarding Dana's decisions.

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Originally Posted by No_Mercy View Post
Well the way I see it Anderson still wins with $600k + ppv dollars. He can dab his tears in hundred dollar bills. Still would have been nice to have his belt still though.

Huge bonus win for Frankie Edgar. That's a fricken house right there.
120k is a house??? What in the world.... San Jose is so ******* expensive it seems. The shittiest of shitty houses go for 300k+ around here. The average is around 600k.

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Anyone who thinks Weidman didn't make close to, or more than, $1M last night is insane. With a PPV that was trending in at 800K, his PPV bonus was probably a good chunk. Plus DW seems to like throwing money at people that have everyone talking about the UFC. I won't be surprised when we see the Weidman in his new (insert $100K+ car here) tweet any day now with a mention of "Thanks DW and Fertittas".
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