UFC 76 Salaries: Chuck Liddell Earns $500,000; Jardine Gets $14,000

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Sam_Rothstein
9/26/07 12:35:36AM
UFC 76 took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and featured Keith Jardine’s upset split-decision victory over Chuck Liddell. Jardine earned $14,000 for the victory, and Liddell earned $500,000 in defeat.

Other top paydays included Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who earned $150,000 — $106,000 more than Forrest Griffin, who submitted him in the third round. Additionally, Lyoto Machida earned $50,000 for a victory over Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000).


The full amounts included:

Keith Jardine ($14,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Forrest Griffin ($44,000) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000)
Jon Fitch ($44,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($22,000)
Lyoto Machida ($50,000) def. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000)
Tyson Griffin ($24,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($9,000)
Rich Clementi ($24,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($5,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) def. Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Christian Wellisch ($14,000) def. Scott Junk ($4,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000






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kevietre
9/26/07 12:43:58AM
Jardine got screwed. I dont like him but that sucks. He was in the main event on every single poster, did all the press and interviews, and Nakamura lost and made more money then the guy who beat the long time UFC light heavyweight champ.
cmill21
9/26/07 12:48:02AM
lol wow Jardine got hoooosed, he would have made what 7k if he lost? Thats BS, I don't care if you have a contract, but if your fighting in the main event you should get at least 30,000 + bonuses.
PeteD
9/26/07 12:49:46AM

Posted by kevietre

Jardine got screwed. I dont like him but that sucks. He was in the main event on every single poster, did all the press and interviews, and Nakamura lost and made more money then the guy who beat the long time UFC light heavyweight champ.



I agree, that totally blows. Even with Griffin- TUF 1 winner defeats Shogun and gets $100,000 less? AND it was Shogun's first fight in the UFC. Crazy...
Sam_Rothstein
9/26/07 1:05:17AM
yeah it is kinda messed up when you think about it

the owners of ufc are climbing forbes magazines richest people

yet a tax specialist at h&r block makes more a year then half the top 10 fighters
three_days_of_grey
9/26/07 2:35:23AM
You know who got screwed the worst? The UFC, who paid $650K total for two losing fighters. Liddell and Rua made $500K and $150K respectively, but they sure as **** didn't earn it.

-OUT-
nastshabast
9/26/07 3:24:17AM
guero13
9/26/07 4:28:51AM
the UFC has been doing this for a while now just look at Tank Abbot he did not have the best recordin the UFC( i think he only won 3 fight out of the 7fights in the UFC. dont qout me on this)but win or lose he walked out with the fattest pockets. what in comes down to is that names like Liddell, Ortiz, Couture, and Hughs, those are the names the public knows. and as ****** as that is when it comes down to it thats what dana white and the UFC care about filling seats and setting PPV records. Ponder this if Tito Ortiz and Denis Kang had a match how many so called MMA fans would come up to you at work and ask

are you going to watch the Kang fight this weekend


probly none they will ask about the ORTIZ fight insted and if kang won( which is what i think would happen) who will walk out with money comeing out his ass
guero13
9/26/07 5:01:16AM
my bad the wife was up in my ear when i was typing i ment kang VS franklin. i feel lik an ass
bezun
9/26/07 10:28:05AM
Why the hell did wiman make 2000 more than jardine? Dude the pay scale in the UFC is a load of bullshit. F-it, I am changing my mind on the idea of unionizing it so the pay is more equal.
Stickan
9/26/07 10:54:43AM
Christian Wellish and Keith Jardine are worth the same in UFC´s eyes?
Darnok
9/26/07 11:19:18AM
Holy crap. I made just as much betting on Jardine as he did winning the fight.
loonytnt
9/26/07 11:43:49AM

Posted by Darnok

Holy crap. I made just as much betting on Jardine as he did winning the fight.




lol no you didnt or you wouldm have more money then you do

what really gets under my skin for then the jardine only getting 14,000, is that forrest made less then shogun and this is shoguns first fight in the UFC, imo forrest should have been paid more then that and chuck making 500,000 on that holy crap i would get kicked for that much
Darnok
9/26/07 7:09:16PM

Posted by loonytnt


Posted by Darnok

Holy crap. I made just as much betting on Jardine as he did winning the fight.




lol no you didnt or you wouldm have more money then you do

what really gets under my skin for then the jardine only getting 14,000, is that forrest made less then shogun and this is shoguns first fight in the UFC, imo forrest should have been paid more then that and chuck making 500,000 on that holy crap i would get kicked for that much



That's called sarcasm.
GrandMaster313
9/26/07 11:33:51PM
Hey you can complain all you want on who got screwed in their payout. To be honest who would have thought Jardine had a chance in hell against Liddell??
I didn't i will tell you that and more than 90% of the world would agree on that. A guy like Liddell ya give him half a mill.... ok but Jardine should have thought about the PAYOUT of only $14,000 for fighting a former champ right after he lost it. JARDINE's fault , no one else's. If Dana told me I would only get $14,000
IF I BEAT a high calibur Fighter I would loose my damn mind. He is the one who accepted the fight and HE is the one who has to live with the outcome !!!!
bootyclause
9/27/07 8:10:20AM
boxing still has us beat badly in this department - that is like sneaker sweat shop treatment for Jardine..
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