Jon Jones is the latest fighter to emerge as a genuine UFC superstar and the salary he received for his headlining victory at UFC 145 last weekend certainly reflects that.
Jones basic salary was $400,000 for the fight, putting him right in line with the UFC’s other highest earning stars. Meanwhile his opponent Rashad Evans was the evening’s second biggest earner, taking home $300,000.
Though he hadn’t made a huge impression in the UFC up until a nice KO win over Brendan Schaub on Saturday night, Ben Rothwell also pocketed a tidy sum of $104,000, making him the only fighter outside of the main event stars to claim a six-figure salary.
The lowest salaries on the night were awarded to Che Mills and Stephen Thompson who both earned just $8,000 following their defeats.
Check out the full list of salaries resulting from the event below and bear in mind that this is just their basic take-home pay and doesn’t include extras like bonuses and sponsorship / PPV revenue deals that they may or may not have.
Jon Jones: $400,000 (no win bonus)
Rashad Evans: $300,000
Rory MacDonald: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Che Mills: $8,000
Ben Rothwell: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
Brendan Schaub: $14,000
Michael McDonald: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Miguel Torres: $32,000
Eddie Yagin: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Mark Hominick: $17,000
Mark Bocek: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
John Alessio: $10,000
Travis Browne: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Chad Griggs: $27,000
Matt Brown: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Stephen Thompson: $8,000
Anthony Njokuani: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
John Makdessi: $12,000
Mac Danzig: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Efrain Escudero: $10,000
Chris Clements: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Keith Wisniewski: $10,000
Marcus Brimage: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Maximo Blanco: $13,000