UFC on FOX 12 Fighter Salaries: Four Can Bank $100,000 In San Jose
The UFC usually releases fighter salaries after events have taken place. However, the numbers for each competitor at tonight’s (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, have already been made public and it’s looking like there is potential for some big paydays at the pivotal event.
In a time here fighter pay is an oft-discussed and hotly debated topic, four fighters will be able to bank a six-figure salary from San Jose. This group of athletes is lead by no. 1-ranked welterweight Robbie Lawler, who could ban $210,000 if he defeating Matt Brown in the evening’s main event.
Despite pulling out of three of his last four fights, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira can somehow make $188,00 if he defeats the rising Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the card’s co-main event. “Lil’ Nog” makes a base salary of $114,000. For his part, Johnson can push his salary over six figures to $106,000 if he defeats “Minotouro” as most are predicting him to do.
The last man to push $100,000 is longtime veteran Clay Guida, who make exactly that if he can stop the seven-fight streak of surging featherweight Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez on the main card.
Here are the full disclosed UFC on FOX 12 fighters salaries (courtesy of MMA Junkie):
Matt Brown: $46,000 to show, $46,000 to win
Robbie Lawler: $105,000 to show, $105,000 to win
Anthony Johnson: $53,000 to show, $53,000 to win
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $114,000 to show, $74,000 to win
Dennis Bermudez: $24,000 to show, $24,000 to win
Clay Guida: $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win
Bobby Green: $21,000 to show, $21,000 to win
Josh Thomson: $85,000 to show, $13,000 to win
Daron Cruickshank: $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
Jorge Masvidal: $42,000 to show, $42,000 to win
Patrick Cummins: $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Kyle Kingsbury: $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win
Tim Means: $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Hernani Perpetuo: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Mike De La Torre: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Brian Ortega: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Akbarh Arreola: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Tiago Trator: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Gilbert Burns: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Andreas Stahl: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Juliana Carneiro Lima: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Noad Lahat: $8,000 to show, $8,000 to win
Steven Siler: $15,000 to show, $15,000 to win
Disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
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