The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the salaries for all the athletes that participated in this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 24″ event inside the Key Arena in Seattle.
Although Phil Davis posted a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the card’s featured attraction, Little Nog still left Seattle with the night’s largest paycheck.
Nogueira earned $90,000 for his 15 minutes of work, while Davis left with $34K after bumping his record to a perfect 9-0.
The roster’s total disclosed payroll was $537,000.
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 insurance, licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, secret somethin’ somethin’ handshakes, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
Here are the official paydays (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):
Phil Davis: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $90,000
Anthony Johnson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $25,000
Amir Sadollah: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $14,000
Chan Sung Jung: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $18,000
Mike Russow: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Jon Madsen: $10,000
Mackens Semerzier: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
John Hathaway: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray: $10,000
Michael McDonald: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa: $6000
Christian Morecraft: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Sean McCorkle: $10,000
Johny Hendricks: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. T.J. Waldburger: $8,000
Aaron Simpson: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda: $10,000
Nik Lentz: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe: $12,000