“UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill” Fighter Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
May 31st, 2011

UFC Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

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

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