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UFC 162 salaries: Chris Weidman gets $48K, ex-champ Anderson Silva paid $600K
It pays to be the champ. Or at least, it used to. New UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman earned a disclosed payday of $48,000 for his weekend win over Anderson Silva. The ex-champ, meanwhile, earned $600,000. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. UFC 162 took place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including Weidman's second-round TKO victory over Silva, aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Weidman, who opted not to renew his UFC contract until after the title fight, is likely to get a handsome raise from his current pay, which included $24,000 to show and $24,000 as a win bonus. Silva, meanwhile, would have earned an additional $200,000 as a win bonus. The full list of disclosed UFC 162 paydays included:
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 12:13PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Even in defeat, ex-UFC champ Anderson Silva still holds all the card
The way it normally works in the fight business, the person who gets knocked out shows up at the press conference later, trying to convince the promoter, the media and the fans that he deserves a rematch. Not the other way around. But then, there was nothing normal about the main event of UFC 162 in Las Vegas, so why should the immediate aftermath be different?
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
With superfights now scrapped, UFC boss insists Weidman vs. Silva II up next
LAS VEGAS – Chris Weidman promised to ruin the UFC's plans for a superfight, and he made good on his end of the bargain. And while Anderson Silva doesn't seem interested in a rematch, UFC President Dana White believes it'll happen.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva Pulls Back on Declining Rematch, Wants Time to Ponder Future
Although Anderson Silva shunned initial ideas of an immediate rematch after losing his belt to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, he now wants to take a step back.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
GSP invites Hendricks to do VADA drug testing
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says he is willing to subscribe to Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) drug testing in order to clean up the sport of mixed martial arts and send a message to fellow athletes.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 2:36AM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 162 bonuses: Weidman, Swanson, Siver, Edgar, Oliveira earn honors
LAS VEGAS – Chris Weidman, Cub Swanson, Dennis Siver, Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira each earned bonuses, believed to be $50,000 each, for their performances at Saturday's UFC 162 event.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 1:27AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 162 Weigh In Results - Silva vs Weidman
UFC 162 ‘Silva vs. Weidman’ Weigh-In Results: Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chris Weidman (185) Frankie Edgar (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (144) Tim Kennedy (186) vs. Roger Gracie (186) Mark Munoz (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186) Cub Swanson (144) vs. Dennis Siver (145) Chris Leben (186) vs. Andrew Craig (186) Norman Parke (156) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (262) vs. Dave Herman (242) Edson Barboza (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155) Seth Baczynski (170) vs. Brian Melancon (170) Mike Pierce (171) vs. David Mitchell (171)
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 11:00PM by kopower - 11 comments
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Next UFC Fight for the Troops Event Targeted for November 6
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will likely promote its next UFC Fight for the Troops event in November..
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
White Ranks Hendo above Belfort for Anderson rematch
Those are tough fights to make. I’m not saying that Vitor couldn’t get the next shot, or couldn’t get a shot soon, but if you’re Anderson Silva… ‘I wanna fight (Georges St. Pierre) or Jon Jones or somebody different.’ You could make a better argument that Dan Henderson should get the next shot. He hasn’t looked impressive and he hasn’t won, but (Silva) didn’t beat him as bad as he did Vitor.”
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 6:29PM by frizzzlecake - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum wants to fight Daniel Cormier
Could a top 5 heavyweight matchup be in the cards for Fabricio Werdum and Daniel Cormier?
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 4:48PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White on Fighter Pay: “When you look at the lives we’ve changed, I’m (expletive) proud of it”
In the 13 years that Zuffa has owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it has taken the promotion from the brink of extinction to one of the hottest sports properties on the planet. Over the course of that time, they’ve also provided the opportunity for numerous fighters to not only make a living in their chosen sport, but to thrive. Several have gone on to become millionaires, and many have cemented legacies. But along with any success story come the critics who believe that things can always be better...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:55AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White Says Rumors of a UFC 162 Ticket Sales Flop are Way Off the Mark
There had been rumors this week of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman being a dud, at least on the ticket sales front. UFC president Dana White on Thursday, at the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference, squashed those rumors...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:53AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.? The boxer and Dana White are talking
Anderson Silva hasn't been shy about saying he's interested in a fight against boxer Roy Jones Jr. And the buzz around that potential may reach a fever pitch this weekend. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Jones will be the UFC's guest on Saturday at UFC 162 in Las Vegas – and that the two are "talking."
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
Freeman vs Shamrock off,
The Ian Freeman vs Ken Shamrock fight slated for the UCFC bout on the 27th July has been cancelled, Ken pulled out via twitter and had not informed the UCFC he was pulling out.
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 5:15AM by tattflash - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Luke Rockhold wants top contender bout alongside Velasquez at Houston's UFC 166
After dropping his UFC debut in May, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is ready to get back to work – and wants a fight against a top contender at UFC 166 in Houston this October.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez added to UFC 166 in Houston
In an intriguing lightweight matchup, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez meets "The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez at October's UFC 166 event in Houston.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot
Josh Thomson's message to UFC officials is clear: Give me a fight with Anthony Pettis, and then give me the UFC lightweight title shot I've been awaiting for the past decade.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva: Boxing Roy Jones Jr. means more than GSP or Jon Jones superfight
As far as Anderson Silva is concerned, his legacy is already complete. But if the UFC middleweight champion can stray from the normal title defenses for one blockbuster, he'd rather it comes against boxer Roy Jones Jr. than with UFC champs Georges St-Pierre or Jon Jones. Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who fights undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in Saturday's UFC 162 pay-per-view headliner, would claim his 17th straight UFC win and 11th consecutive title defense if victorious. Yet, heading into the fight, and despite a new 10-fight contract, the 38-year-old has spent a lot of time talking about his legacy. Why?
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Renan Barao-Eddie Wineland Rescheduled for UFC 165 Co-Headliner in Toronto
The UFC interim bantamweight title tilt originally slated for June will now take place Sept. 21, as Renan Barao will face Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event. UFC officials confirmed the booking Wednesday night following an initial report from TheStarPhoenix.com. UFC 165 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is headlined by a light heavyweight title collision pitting Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:50AM by Bubbles - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bocek-Prazeres, Clements-Thompson added to September's UFC 165 in Toronto
The UFC's September return to Toronto continues to fill out with a new pair of fights featuring two Canadians added to the bill. Mark Bocek will meet Michel Prazeres, and Chris Clements takes on Stephen Thopmson.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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