The fighter salaries have been released for last weekend’s TUF 18 Finale and show a relatively lean payroll.

Topping the list was Gray Maynard who trousered $45,000 despite losing in the main event to Nate Diaz who somewhat surprisingly only earned $30,000.

There’s some debate as to whether Diaz’s payout may be incorrect however as he was paid a flat $50,000 for his previous fight and it’s unlikely that the long time UFC fighter, who’s headlined several shows for the promotion over the years, will have taken a paycut at this stage in his career.

Elsewhere the TUF newcomers were all paid a uniform $8,000 to show and $8,000 for a win.

See the full list of fighter payouts below.

Nate Diaz: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Gray Maynard: $45,000

Julianna Pena: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Rakoczy: $8,000

Chris Holdsworth: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Davey Grant: $8,000

Jessamyn Duke: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Peggy Morgan: $8,000

Raquel Pennington: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Roxanne Modafferi: $8,000

Akira Corassani: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $17,000

Tom Niinimaki: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Rani Yahya: $20,000

Jared Rosholt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Walter Harris: $8,000

Sean Spencer: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Drew Dober: $8,000

Josh Sampo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Benoit: $8,000

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