UFC on FOX 5 salaries: Despite losses, Shogun Rua, B.J. Penn top payroll with six-figure purses

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MMAcca
12/13/12 6:21:46AM
Former UFC champions Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and B.J. Penn topped the disclosed payroll for last Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, pocketing six-figure purses despite losing unanimous decisions, according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Washington State Department of Licensing.

Rua led the way with reported earnings of $175,000 for his co-main event loss to Swedish prospect Alexander Gustafsson ($60,000). Likewise, Penn pocketed a hard-earned $150,000 after suffering a brutal beating at the hands of welterweight up-and-comer Rory MacDonald ($42,000).






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MMAcca
12/13/12 6:22:33AM
FOX main card:


Benson Henderson ($39,000 + $39,000 = $78,000) def. Nate Diaz ($50,000)
Alexander Gustafsson ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Mauricio Rua ($175,000)

Rory MacDonald ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. B.J. Penn ($150,000)

Matt Brown ($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def. Mike Swick ($48,000)


FX preliminary card:

Yves Edwards ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Jeremy Stephens ($24,000)

Raphael Assuncao ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. Mike Easton ($14,000)

Ramsey Nijem ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Joe Proctor ($8,000)

Daron Cruickshank ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Henry Martinez ($8,000)

Abel Trujillo ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Marcus LeVesseur ($8,000)

Dennis Siver ($31,000 + $31,000 = $62,000) def. Nam Phan ($10,000)


Facebook preliminary card:

Scott Jorgensen ($20,500 + $20,500 = $41,000) def. John Albert ($10,000)
thevoodooninja
12/13/12 7:36:19AM
I see why BJ doesn't want to retire. I would take an ass whooping for half that. Come to think of it, I've taken an ass whoopin for free before
JLS1980
12/13/12 2:38:49PM
MacDonald and Gustaffson both won dominate Decision and yet they only earned 1/3 the amount that their opponents earned.
hotrodttt
12/13/12 4:10:39PM

Posted by voodoo-jitsu

I see why BJ doesn't want to retire. I would take an ass whooping for half that. Come to think of it, I've taken an ass whoopin for free before



It's crazy though because his net worth is around 40 million, he's rich already.
Copenhagen
12/13/12 6:10:14PM
Funny how everyone who won on the main card beat fighters with higher base purses.
postman
12/13/12 7:40:25PM
Oh im sure Rory will do just fine after that win. Dont kid yourself bj penn brought alot of ppl to the tv.
PaulieG
12/15/12 8:47:33PM
Seems like the guys who got paid the most lost the most :)