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The UFC paid out a hearty $1,252,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses for MMA Weekly. Keep in mind that these numbers don’t include any undisclosed "locker room bonuses" often given out to fighters for exciting performances, or cuts of the pay-per-view revenue, which Georges St. Pierre reportedly has in his new contract.

– Georges St. Pierre: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
– Lyoto Machida $185,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
– B.J. Penn: $125,000
Clay Guida $105,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
– Nate Diaz $85,000 (includes $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
– Karo Parisyan $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
– Chris Wilson $80,000 (includes $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
John Howard $71,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Jon Fitch $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
– Thiago Silva: $29,000

– Akihiro Gono: $28,000
Thiago Tavares $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
– Dong Hyun Kim: $26,000
– Stephan Bonnar $22,000
– Dan Cramer $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Jon Jones $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
– Manny Gamburyan: $14,000
Matt Arroyo: $8,000

Underpaid: Jon "Bones" Jones. Just like in his UFC debut against Andre Gusmao last August, Jones gave the crowd three rounds of ridiculously unconventional striking and off-the-wall takedowns. In terms of sheer entertainment value, he was easily one of the best fighters of the night, and with better conditioning the 21-year-old up-and-comer may even develop into a serious contender one day. I can’t imagine the UFC not giving Bones a cash-filled envelope after the fight, because his efforts were worth a lot more than 14 grand. If it was up to me, I’d also give Akihiro Gono a little extra for bringin’ it with that gender-bending ring entrance. Too bad the dude has now dropped his second-straight decision in the UFC.

Overpaid: Clay Guida. Look, we’re all impressed with the Carpenter’s endless gas tank and tenacity. But giving him a $65,000 Fight of the Night bump only encourages his maddening lay-and-pray style, which has now derailed the far-more-exciting Mac Danzig and Nate Diaz from their paths to the top. Diaz ate his first loss in the UFC without absorbing any actual damage. I’d be throwing middle fingers too.

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Baby Jay Penn- February 20, 2009 at 6:51 am
Ok, ok, I gave up. Quit. Got my ass handed to me and I didn't answer the ref or doctor or my brother when they asked me if I wanted to continue. Yes I quit. I'm lazy, I don't train hard, I'm a mama's boy who grew up rich and I think I deserve everything I want without having to earn it. Like a welteweight title shot. And now a rematch. Since we're at it I think I deserve a middle weight title shot against Anderson Silva too. I know I'll win cause I'm a natural fighter. I'm a monster. I don't train like a fighter, I'm just naturally gifted so I can say anything and beat anyone. By the time I'm done with Anderson, he'll think I'm god. I know I can beat him cause I'm training with my brother JD. He's a somebody. Plus he'll make sure I'm on schedule, you know, for the "peaking phase". Trust me.
great - another poopy diaper- February 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm
here it is - some other dude posted that bj penn can fuckin' scratch his own ear with his big toe without using his hands, so that dispels the whole lubrigate issue. watch the fight again, and ask if there's any doubt that gsp demolished him. another guy in this comments section mentioned that bj couldn't maintain the high guard because he was getting hit in the face (a lot). agreed.

now, for all those dudes mentioning bj should return to 155, he's a small guy, etc., chew on this - bj fought for years at 170. even beat hughes when hughes was at his pinnacle. and he was a fucking pudge at 170 back then. i think it's an excuse for fans to be using the old saw that gsp was just too big for him since that's the weight class he existed at before gsp made his name in the ufc and that was the weight class he fought gsp in the first time they met.

i, for one, have little regard for guys who start losing their edge and then drop down a weight class in order to dominate smaller men. case in point - diego sanchez was a juggernaut who got fucked out of a title shot in the ww division, but he's too big to be fighting girlyboy joe stevenson in 155. consider, he won the tuf show at 185, and here he is 30 lbs lighter? i call that cheating.

Anonymous- February 2, 2009 at 10:48 am
I want to see if GSP will be a man and take on a "Real" pound for pound fighter and go the next level up and face Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Oh he might think the Spider is physically way too big for him....
Bootylam!- February 2, 2009 at 8:46 am
All the excuses on earth don't make up for the fact that Penn got whupped in every way, shape, and form. Also, LISTEN to him. HE QUIT! It wasn't his corner, or the doctor, it was HIM. How do some of these guys manage to deny reality?
309- February 2, 2009 at 7:22 am
NATE WON that fight! I dont' know how or why they gave it to Guida, but Nate was the better fighter. The first round was Clay, the second round was a pure stalemate until Diaz got TWO take downs. Clay didn't do F all in that 2nd round. The third round was ALL Diaz. What a rip off!
Rodney- February 2, 2009 at 5:13 am
Saying GSP didn't need the Vaseline on his back is the same as saying the New England Patriots didn't need to videotape playcalls to win games... maybe they did, maybe they didn't. Either way- it's cheating and tarnishes their wins.

Bottomline; BJ couldn't handle GSP's strength.

Second Bottomlime: Hope GSP cycled right so his pee test doesn't tarnish that win further.
Little Dan- February 2, 2009 at 4:40 am
As far as Thiago Alves goes he lost to Fitch and GSP beat Fitch and if A=Apples and B=Fruit and sometimes B's = A's then GSP will win.
fedor a million ankles- February 2, 2009 at 3:44 am
^^^ What he said. Alves is gonna fuck him up.
RickyRobbie- February 2, 2009 at 2:40 am
Ohh yeah, and Alves is going to murder GSP if he dares to stand with him.
RickyRobbie- February 2, 2009 at 2:31 am
GSP is a cunt who is afraid to stand and bang with little dudes.
Paggot- February 1, 2009 at 11:49 pm
"GSP's back was so greasy that it got all over BJ's feet, and that's why he couldn't stand up for the 5th round. Seriously.

And I bet they probably greased up GSP's fists so that the added weight did more damage, and the sharp edges of the Vaseline is what cut BJ's face."

"BJ says: "GSP is a quitter, I'm a born fighter, I've got way more heart, only little bitches tap out, I'm gonna fight to the death...

...on second thought, I think I've had enough... yeah, I'm gonna call it quits now, I just can't take any more."

GSP says: "Elle-eau-elle!""

don frye's moustache- February 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm
guida wins by way of underhooks....
come on diaz won that fight. because it is a FIGHT...someone should tell clay guida that.
Anonymous- February 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm
BJ look fat and puffy in his face, no body definition...meanwhile GSP looked fit to fight.
agentsmith- February 1, 2009 at 8:40 pm
BJ says: "GSP is a quitter, I'm a born fighter, I've got way more heart, only little bitches tap out, I'm gonna fight to the death...

...on second thought, I think I've had enough... yeah, I'm gonna call it quits now, I just can't take any more."

GSP says: "Elle-eau-elle!"
agentsmith- February 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm
GSP's back was so greasy that it got all over BJ's feet, and that's why he couldn't stand up for the 5th round. Seriously.

And I bet they probably greased up GSP's fists so that the added weight did more damage, and the sharp edges of the Vaseline is what cut BJ's face.
twospeed99- February 1, 2009 at 8:17 pm
Bj lost cause that faggot kissed him on his walk to the ring, threw him off his game.. then there was all the KY on GSP.. I'd be uneasy to be rolling with Pepe L'peaux all greased up like he's going to a sausage party....
LAS- February 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm
I'm glad someone else noticed Guida high-fiving Nick Diaz after the fight. Really, this card was so boring, it's a good thing there was a lot of other shit happening to pay attention to. Like the guy who got just his hand in during one of the walk-ins to flip off the camera.
WAR BONG- February 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm
round number go fuk yourself.
agentsmith- February 1, 2009 at 7:40 pm
They always grease up all fighters' brows between rounds, it's standard procedure.

And as for Vaseline on his back, get the fuck outta here... yeah, that's totally what gave GSP the edge that allowed him to take BJ down and smash his face for 3 straight rounds. And it's what allowed GSP to land those superman-jabs, and prevented BJ from using his own famous jab. That's sure is some magic fuckin Vaseline.
Anonymous- February 1, 2009 at 5:59 pm
I must have missed the round where GSP was cut...which round was it?
The Duke Of New York A #1- February 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm
They always put a ton of grease in the cuts on a fighters face, hell in GSP's last fight he punches a huge gob out of the cut on Finch's face.
Chris Benoit- February 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Bj Penn vs. Me and Brock Lesnar, HELL in a CELL
hello_cagepotato- February 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm
Hello ya but slackin on the updates!!! 9am waz last lets go
machete for hands- February 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Penns loss was brilliant hahahaha im glad gsp showed him up. i cant wait to hear what bj is gonna say next?? i bet the only thing he's gonna say is "if you wanna know how bj penn feels go to my website" haha what a joke. DIAZ WAS ROBBED
Anonymous- February 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Yea...yea..yea....a bunch of morons on here. First off...BJPenn needs some accolades. He gained at least 20 pounds to fight GSP, which means giving up some speed that he has at a lighter weight. As far as the vaseoline, look at the picture on this webpage very GSPs eyebrpws really that long or is that excessive grease hanging on there, even on his chin....whatever....I don't see GSP lining up to go to the next weight class because he has no one else to fight. Oh wait a minute, that would mean he would have to fight Anderson Silva. Yea....he wouldn't committ suicide like that...because we all know about the French people. They had Nazis walking their streets and had to have someone else save their arses...