The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official paydays for all the contestants that participated in “UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill” this past Saturday. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Frank Mir were the card’s highest paid athletes, by far.
Each featured fighter left the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a cool $250,000. Rampage received a flat salary, while half of Mir’s income came via win bonus.
Rampage posted a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hamill in the night’s featured attraction, while Mir overpowered Roy Nelson for a decision victory of his own in the co-main event.
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 salaries for UFC 130 (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Matt Hamill: $32,000
Frank Mir: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Travis Browne: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Stefan Struve: $21,000
Rick Story: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago Alves: $ 33,000
Brian Stann: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Santiago: $36,000
Demetrious Johnson: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $30,000
Tim Boetsch: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Kendall Grove: $28,000
Gleison Tibau: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $10,000
Michael McDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $4,000
Renan Barao: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000