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UFC 139 payouts: Cung Le earns event-high $350,000 in defeat

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Dan Henderson -- $250,000
Mauricio Rua -- $165,000
Henderson defeated Rua via unanimous decision

Wanderlei Silva -- $200,000
Cung Le -- $350,000
Silva defeated Le via technical knockout (strikes) in round two

Urijah Faber -- $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 to win)
Brian Bowles -- $19,000
Faber defeated Bowles via submission (guillotine choke) in round two

Stephan Bonnar -- $68,000 ($34,000 to show, $34,000 to win)
Kyle Kingsbury -- $10,000
Bonnar defeated Kingsbury via unanimous decision

Martin Kampmann -- $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Rick Story -- $19,000
Kampmann defeated Story via split decision

Ryan Bader -- $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jason Brilz -- $13,000
Bader defeated Brilz via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Michael McDonald -- $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Alex Soto -- $6,000
McDonald defeated Soto via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Chris Weidman -- $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Tom Lawlor -- $12,000
Weidman defeated Lawlor via submission (d'arce choke) in round one

Gleison Tibau -- $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Rafael dos Anjos -- $16,000
Tibau defeated dos Anjos via split decision

Miguel Torres -- $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Nick Pace -- $4,000
Torres defeated Pace via unanimous decision

Seth Baczynski -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Matt Brown -- $12,000
Baczynski defeated Brown via submission (guillotine choke) in round two

Danny Castillo -- $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Shamar Bailey -- $8,000
Castillo defeated Bailey via technical knockout (strikes) in round one


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$350,000 for Cung

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Posted by kopower

$350,000 for Cung



He might be one and done if that's the contract he's got. 350 000 just to show? Damn.

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$350,000 is $150,000 more then Anderson made in his title defense against Okami. That's not including any ppv cut for Silva. I'm surprised that Le made that much

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Posted by kopower

$350,000 for Cung



That was likely his contract from Strikeforce. I don't recall Zuffa signing him to a deal so chances are they had no say in his salary.

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Posted by kopower

$350,000 for Cung



That was likely his contract from Strikeforce. I don't recall Zuffa signing him to a deal so chances are they had no say in his salary.




Still though! Kung isn't exactly a big draw and that is a healthy slice of change. I wonder how many more fights he has on his contract?!

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Just as suprised as you guys.

Cung making 350

and Hendo who left b/c of money only made 250k, no win bonus.

I know I wouldn't pay that much for a 39 year old in Cung, so hopefully that was his last fight.

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holy crap...cung le is soooooo not worth that price tag

props to his agent

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Dana was expecting Le to draw in most of the Cali crowd, so that could be why.

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This offends me... but whatever. Cung Le's a good fighter and all but doesn't deserve $350,000... Thats not right. He makes movies already..
You get guys like Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles getting under 100K.

Brian Bowles... 19K. Thats just sad for a top 5 guy and a former champion.
Whatever I realize this is business and all but this is ridiculous.

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Well, maybe Cung can get a new nose with that $$$$.

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all the undercard and spike prelims fighters pay w/ their win bonuses did not make as much a Cung.

I just thought for sure Hendo would make more money than Cung.

Even in SF that's way too much for Cung.

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Dana said in an interview after the fight that he could give a lot more bonuses the to fighters on the 139 card so i'm happy about that.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

all the undercard and spike prelims fighters pay w/ their win bonuses did not make as much a Cung.

I just thought for sure Hendo would make more money than Cung.

Even in SF that's way too much for Cung.



That might just be part of the reason that SF has been purchased. Massive contracts for fighters who just aren't worth that much

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I hope the UFC cuts him and Cung fights once or twice outside the UFC.

That way they can resign him at a more reasonable price.

I like to see the guy fight but this is nuts.

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