12.31.2007 - 2:13:00 PM -
UFC 79 Salaries and Bonuses
MMA Junkie got the salaries for UFC 79 as well as the bonuses. Here's the salaries for the night*:
- Georges St. Pierre ($160,000) def. Matt Hughes ($100,000)
- Chuck Liddell ($500,000) def. Wanderlei Silva ($150,000)
- Eddie Sanchez ($46,000) def. Soa Palelei ($5,000)
- Lyoto Machida ($60,000) def. Rameau Sokoudjou ($40,0O0)
- Rich Clementi ($28,000) def. Melvin Guillard ($10,000)
- James Irvin ($16,000) def. Luis Cane ($5,000)
- Manny Gamburyan ($20,000) def. Nate Mohr ($6,000)
- Dean Lister ($22,000) def. Jordan Radev ($5,000)
- Roan Carneiro ($10,000) def. Tony DeSouza ($7,000)
- Mark Bocek ($6,000) def. Doug Evans ($3,000)
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 79 was a $1,199,000.
$50,000 bonuses were handed out as follows:
- Fight of the Night: Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva
- Knockout of the Night: Eddie Sanchez (wtf?)
- Submission of the Night: Georges. St Pierre for defeating Matt Hughes by armbar.
*Note: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures do not include money paid by sponsors. They also do not include any bonuses paid to some of the main-card fighters who sometimes earn a small cut of pay-per-view revenue. They also do not include other special/non-disclosed bonuses the UFC sometimes pays.
Labels: Chuck Liddell, Fighter Salaries, George St. Pierre, Lyoto Machida, Matt Hughes, MMA, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, UFC, UFC 79, Wanderlei Silva
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