UFC 137: Fighter Salaries

Nick Diaz claimed after UFC 137 that he can’t afford to move out of the rough area of Stockton he currently resides in, but a $200,000 basic salary + a $75,000 ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus suggests otherwise.

Diaz, who also earned $175,000 for his last appearance in Strikeforce, was in fact the top earner on the night, followed by his opponent BJ Penn who picked up $150,000.

Also earning a six figure sum was heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo, while Mirko Cro Cop boosted his bank balance to the tune of $75,000 for his last ever fight.

Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus)
B.J. Penn: $150,000

Cheick Kongo: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Matt Mitrione: $10,000

Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: $75,000

Scott Jorgensen: $33,000 (includes $16,500 win bonus)
Jeff Curran: $8,000

Hatsu Hioki: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
George Roop: $8,000

Donald Cerrone: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Dennis Siver: $27,000

Bart Palaszewski: $28,500 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tyson Griffin: $25,500

Brandon Vera: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Eliot Marshall: $15,000

Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Danny Downes: $5,000

Francis Carmont: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Chris Camozzi: $8,000

Clifford Starks: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Dustin Jacoby: $6,000


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