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UFC On Fox 9 Fighter Salaries: Urijah Faber Leads A Million Dollar Pack
UFC On Fox 9 went down lastnight in Sacramento, CA and provided a pretty exciting night of bouts. Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson defended his Flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez in dominant fashion; scoring a first round knockout and arguably jumping up the pound for pound list.
Urijah Faber dominated Michael McDonald in their Bantamweight meeting and Chad Mendes/Joe Lauzon scored unanimous decision victories in their respective tussles. The official payroll figures have been released and are as follows:
Total disclosed payroll: $1,007,000.
Demetrious Johnson: $175,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
vs. Joseph Benavidez: $42,000
Urijah Faber: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
vs. Michael McDonald: $17,000
Chad Mendes: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
vs. Nick Lentz: $29,000
Joe Lauzon: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Mac Danzig: $32,000
Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Court McGee: $20,000
Edson Barboza: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
vs. Danny Castillo: $31,000
Bobby Green: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
vs. Pat Healy: $25,000
Zach Makovsky: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Scott Jorgensen: $26,000
Sam Stout: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Cody McKenzie: $12,000
Abel Trujillo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Roger Bowling: $12,000
Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
vs. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
These figures do not always include back room bonuses, sponsorship deals and also the additional fight night bonuses, which were outlined in the aftermath of the event. Anyone think ‘Mighty Mouse’ should be topping this payroll?