The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Tuesday’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier” event.
Despite performing in the night’s third-to-last fight, lightweight Donald Cerrone was the show’s highest earner. “Cowboy” pocketed a cool $60,000 for his landslide unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung only earned $34,000 for putting Dustin Poirier to sleep in the card’s featured attraction. However, Jung also scored another $80k in ‘Fight Night’ bonuses.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
Patriot Center in Fairfax hosted Tuesday’s event.
(Total disclosed payroll: $481,000)
Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Soto: $6,000
Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
Rafael Dos Anjos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
T.J. Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000
Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dongi Yang: $12,000
Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000
Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000
Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000
Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000
Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000