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Full Payout Info for UFC 82

(The Crippler was rewarded handsomely for his blood-loss.)

The UFC paid out a chunky $932,000 in official salaries and bonuses on Saturday night, with Anderson Silva unsurprisingly coming out the big winner. The amounts are below; these figures don’t include any undisclosed “locker room bonuses” that are often given out to headliners and other fighters who put on noteworthy performances.

Anderson Silva — $260,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win, plus $120,000 in bonuses)
Dan Henderson — $160,000 ($100,000 to show, $60,000 for Fight of the Night bonus)
Andrei Arlovski — $170,000 ($105,000 to show, $65,000 to win)
Heath Herring — $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Chris Leben — $110,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win, $60,000 for Knockout of the Night bonus)
Jon Fitch — $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Diego Sanchez — $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Cheick Kongo — $30,000
Yushin Okami — $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Evan Tanner — $25,000
Josh Koscheck — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Alessio Sakara — $17,000
Luigi Fioravanti — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Luke Cummo — $16,000
Jorge Gurgel — $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Dustin Hazelett — $12,000
Chris Wilson — $12,000
Jake O’Brien — $11,000
David Bielkheden — $8,000
John Halverson — $3,000

Underpaid: Josh Koscheck, who is still finishing out the indentured servitude of his Ultimate Fighter contract.
Overpaid: Luke Cummo, who didn’t do much that resembled work during his 15 minute grabass with Luigi Fioravanti.

(Props: MMA Mania)

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condor- May 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm
ufc is rich

every fighter win or lose shouldnt get under 10k
Snyder33- April 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm
the heath hearing fight was probally the best of the night and Silva fight was against a pride fighter who isnt all that good against a techinal stricker.
Sandman- March 23, 2008 at 5:10 am
No one got overpaid everyone got under paid the UFC is very close 2 a billion dolla company if not there already and they still only pay there big name fighters in the low 6 figures. They should at least be making 500,000 for being a big name. UFC business are selfish. I hope there's more competion out there 4 them so they don't treat their fighters with disrespect.
ICUH8N- March 3, 2008 at 4:11 am
UFC makes millions and millions of dollars. Its so sad to see fighters only making a few thousand dollars, they're the reason we watch and the reason the UFC makes sooooo much money. Thats why Couture left.
Than- March 3, 2008 at 3:01 am
How the fuck does Heath Herring get paid the same as Anderson Silva.
Rich- March 3, 2008 at 1:48 am
why the hell does AA complain about pay..
he got payed 2nd, only to the best p4p fighter in the world..
alan- March 3, 2008 at 1:36 am
am i the only one that didnt think the ufc82 was as entertaining as the rest of the ufc events have been?
Peterw- March 2, 2008 at 9:42 pm
Andrei Arlovski got a big pay out, maybe thats why there are contractual issues.