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MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission for UFC 88 featuring Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=7057&zoneid=13

Post #1   9/9/08 4:24:43AM   

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wow, nice for Jason Macdonald, an undercard fighter actually made almost as much as Rashad and Franklin

Post #2   9/9/08 8:51:23AM   

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for the lazy people

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS
– Rashad Evans ($120,000/win bonus was $60,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
*Evans also earned an extra $60,000 for “UFC 88 Knockout of the Night”

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
– Rich Franklin ($100,000/win bonus was $50,000) def. Matt Hamill ($10,000)
– Dan Henderson ($250,000/win bonus was $150,000) def. Rousimar Palhares ($7,000)
– Nate Marquardt ($56,000/win bonus was $28,000) def. Martin Kampmann ($15,000)
– Dong Hyun Kim ($46,000/win bonus was $23,000) def. Matt Brown ($8,000)

PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
– Kurt Pellegrino ($24,000/win bonus was $12,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($13,000)
*Each also earned an extra $60,000 for “UFC 88 Fight of the Night”
– Tim Boetsch ($16,000/win bonus was $8,000) def. Michael Patt ($5,000)
– Jason MacDonald ($44,000/win bonus was $22,000) def. Jason Lambert ($17,000)
*MacDonald also earned an extra $60,000 for “UFC 88 Submission of the Night”
– Ryo Chonan ($30,000/win bonus was $15,000) def. Roan Carneiro ($9,000)

UFC 86 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $1,270,000



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Post #3   9/9/08 11:48:40AM   

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Hamill at 10,000? thats pretty low

and Palhares at 7,000?!? thats ridiculous.

even if these two guys aren't as experienced as the higher paid fighters, their salary should take into account that they are fighting contenders. Palhares makes 7K and his opponent makes 250K!!! It doesn't seem fair to have such a difference there. I'm not saying that his paycheck should be in the same ballpark as henderson's, but c'mon.

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Posted by ziegler3334

Hamill at 10,000? thats pretty low

and Palhares at 7,000?!? thats ridiculous.

even if these two guys aren't as experienced as the higher paid fighters, their salary should take into account that they are fighting contenders. Palhares makes 7K and his opponent makes 250K!!! It doesn't seem fair to have such a difference there. I'm not saying that his paycheck should be in the same ballpark as henderson's, but c'mon.



this happens every time we post up the salaries. both of those fighters are on their first contract so their salary is going to be low until their contract expires and they have to re-negotiate.

Post #5   9/9/08 9:39:22PM