UFC 125 salaries: Thiago Silva and Frankie Edgar top $872K fighter payroll

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1/3/11 12:49:51PM
Main-card fighter Thiago Silva ($110,000) and UFC lightweight champion/headliner Frankie Edgar ($102,000) were the top earners at this past weekend's UFC 125 event.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today requested and received the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The total disclosed payroll for the New Year's Day event was $872,000.


Champion Frankie Edgar: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)*
vs. Gray Maynard: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus)*

Brian Stann: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Leben: $46,000

Thiago Silva: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Vera: $60,000

Dong Hyun Kim: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $33,000

Clay Guida: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus)
def. Takanori Gomi: $50,000

Jeremy Stephens: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Davis: $31,000

Dustin Poirier: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Grispi: $15,000

Brad Tavares: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Phil Baroni: $25,000

Diego Nunes: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Brown: $23,000

Daniel Roberts: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Greg Soto: $8000

Jacob Volkmann: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio McKee: $15,000

* - Although not reflected in the NSAC paperwork, both headliners received their win bonuses despite the draw.

1/3/11 12:56:24PM
The Dong bringing in a nice chunk of green
1/3/11 1:01:46PM
imho, MMa fighters still do not make enough money.. and do not tell me a guy who throws a ball around has a harder job and deserves more money ;)
1/3/11 6:33:45PM
Jeter deserves everything he gets!!
1/3/11 7:00:25PM
Who is Thiago's agent? 110k is pretty darn good for him. Also kind of insane to think about Vera getting more to show than Gray gets for winning the belt. (base salary anyway, usually main eventer get a percentage. Not sure if that was the case here.)

On the other end, I hope Zuffa is adding a little something on to those leftover WEC contracts, because the idea of Poirier getting 8k for beating up the No. 1 contender in his division is sad.