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Hughes, Machida, Evans Top UFC 98 Fighter Payouts


(When you’ve got a championship belt on your shoulder and 200k in your pocket, all the ladies want a piece of you — even the old and busted ones. That’s your mom @ 0:37-1:01. Props to TATAMETV.)

The fighters who did battle at UFC 98 took home $1,196,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses, according to figures released today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Though Rashad Evans came into Saturday’s event with the highest to-show salary in the building ($200,000), Lyoto Machida tied his purse when bonuses were added in, and Matt Hughes actually surpassed both of them thanks to his bumps. The numbers — which don’t include any undisclosed backstage palm-greasing — are below…

Matt Hughes — $260,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus and $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Lyoto Machida — $200,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus and $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Rashad Evans — $200,000
Matt Serra — $135,000 (includes $60,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Brock Larson — $102,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus and $60,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Chael Sonnen — $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Frank Edgar — $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Sean Sherk — $40,000
Drew McFedries — $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Krzysztof Soszynski — $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Yoshiyuki Yoshida — $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
George Roop — $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Dan Miller — $15,000
Mike Pyle — $15,000
Tim Hague — $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Phillipe Nover — $10,000
Kyle Bradley — $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
Dave Kaplan — $8,000
Pat Barry — $7,000
Xavier Foupa-Pokam — $6,000
Andre Gusmao — $5,000
Brandon Wolff — $3,000

Underpaid: Frankie Edgar has been in nothing but wars during his six-fight stint in the Octagon. Though the UFC has occasionally paid him back in Fight of the Night bonuses, we have to consider Edgar a minor star at this point, and worthy of a little more than $20,000 to show. Of course, Lyoto Machida should be getting Rashad Evans money now, but as I understand it, title contenders sign new contracts before championship fights that promise them more money for their next fights if they win the belt. (Those contracts also have that gnarly "champion’s clause" that ties them even tighter to the organization.) I’m also not worried about K-Sos; his $8,000 base pay is garbage, but TUF products often sign three-fight contracts and can negotiate more cash if they do well in those three fights, which he certainly has.

Overpaid: Matt Serra. You know I love the freakin’ goombah, but an extra $60,000 for getting laid on for three rounds? His unsatisfying match against Matt Hughes didn’t deserve Fight of the Night, so this is more a knock on the UFC’s choices than the Terror, but it would be nice if they broke with tradition for once and gave out an extra KO bonus to Drew McFedries instead — or donated it to the Chris Wilson Shit Luck Fund.

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UFC fan- May 28, 2009 at 10:33 am
Hey Hal, have you noticed that no matter how you try to twist it nobody fucking likes you. You are a douchebag, and hopefully before long you won't be here, then you can email the Ben's in all caps and annoy JUST them cause we ALL are sick of you. Go play in the street.
Fedor- May 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm
@HAL Well you did fuck up a few words but it's not even worth mentioning. I'm sure Affliction doesn't have to worry about running out of money anytime soon since their T-shirts are ridiculously overpriced! As long as I keep winning, Hal, I don't see any reason why I still wouldn't be # 1 in the world today! :P Lesnar has no MMA skills whatsoever. He simply just overpowers people then donkey punches them to death like an angry 10 year old. I'd like to see him try that on me. Didn't you know, Hal, that technique ALWAYS prevails over power everytime? O yea and thanks for the hugs you big queer!
HAL_13- May 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm
@ FEDOR. THAT IS THE REASON THAT YOU WILL BE UNEMPLOYED SOON. AFFLICTION IS PAYING FEDOR MUCH MORE THEN THEY CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO PAY HIM IN HOPES OF GETTING BIGGER BUCKS LATER ON. TO BAD OL'FEDOR IS ONLY #1 OUTSIDE OF THE UFC. AS LONG AS HE IS WITH THOSE OTHER SMALL TIME ORGANIZATIONS GETTING PAID MORE THEN THE COMPANY MAKES THEN THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A SPOT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE WITH HIS NAME ON IT. FEDOR IS A COWARD WHEN IT COMES TO THE UFC, AND IT REALLY DOES'NT MATTER BECAUSE HE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB SOON, AND THEN THE ONLY PLACE THAT HE WILL HAVE LEFT TO GO WILL BE THE UFC. WHERE HE WILL MEET HIS MAKER. HEY BEFORE YOU GO TO BED WILL YOU CHECK MY SPELLING FOR ME, AND LET ME KNOW HOW I DID THIS TIME. I'M SURE I MAY HAVE FUCKED UP AFEW WORDS SOMEWHERE IN HERE. THANKS MAN, AND GOOD NIGHT. OH P.S. I LOVE YOU BRO. BIG HUGS..........
Fedor- May 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm
@HAL
Hey Im not running from anyone. I can beat anybody in the UFC easily. Remember Im #1 in the world and no one could touch me! I just choose to fight once a year for Affliction for millions rather than in the UFC for peanuts
HAL_13- May 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm
@ FEDOR, I'M GONNA BE WATCHING YOU BOY. DON'T SLIP UP. YA HEAR ME BOY. NOW STOP RUNNING LIKE A COWARD FROM THE UFC BAD BOYS, AND BE A MAN FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE.
Fedor- May 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm
HAL maybe you're the dumbass who needs spellckecker. It's spelled SHOULDER not SHOULD. And DIFFERENT not DIFFRENT! Dumbass, you need to check your own posts before you go talking smack about other peoples
Fedor- May 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm
@HAL Will u please lick my taint again? Its been waaaaaaaaaaaay too long!!
HAL_13- May 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm
(FUCKING INBEAD RETARD) (I ACCEOT YOUR VOTE) LOL. THATS FREAGIN FUNNY. WHERE IS THAT SPELLCHECKER FUCKER AT WHEN YOU NEED HIM OR HER. TRINITY AND TUF GUY ARE ONLY GIVING THEIR OPINIONS JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. NOT HERE FOR TROUBLE BRO SO JUST CHILL.
HAL_13- May 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm
@ TITSFTW. I say we start a petition to have HAL BANNED....

HAL YOU ARE A FUCKING INBEAD RETARD...FUCK OFF

Petition in Support of having HAL banned:
1) TITSFTW
2) LOOKS LIKE YOUR GONNA HAVE TO TRY SOMETHING ELSE OL'BUDDY.
3) I'M NOT TRASH TALKING, I'M GIVING MY OPINION ON THE TOPICS HERE ON CP.
4) THATS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO.
5) NOTHING VULGAR COMING FROM ME. ONLY WHAT I THINK.
6) SAME WITH EVERYONE ELSE. ITS ALL ABOUT A PERSONS OPINION, AND KNOWLEDGE.
7) I'M A BIGGER FAN OF CAGE POTATO THEN ANY OF YOU FOLKS. I DON'T REALLY LIKE ALL OF EVERYONES COMMENTS BUT I DON'T GO CRYING LIKE A BABY ABOUT THEM TO TRY AND GET YOU PEOPLE BANNED NOW DO I. 8) QUIT CRYING ABOUT MY OPINIONS BEFORE YOU GET BANNED.
UFC fan- May 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm


"I say we start a petition to have HAL BANNED....

HAL YOU ARE A FUCKING INBEAD RETARD...FUCK OFF

Petition in Support of having HAL banned:
1) TITSFTW
2)
3)
4)
5)
"

I already said this.
I acceot your vote to have HAL banned, and I am in full agreement, as are others.
HAL you can whine all you want but you brought this on yourself, you are an annoying twit, and you need to go.
Take motherfuckers like trinity and TUF gay with you ok?




831 Son- May 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm
Shut the fuck up Hal. Your a joke. Worthless piece of shit.
Lonny- May 27, 2009 at 11:15 am
"Ladies... You've seen the power of my Dragon Piss... Now can you imagine what my other fluids can do?!"
NECROPHYTE- May 27, 2009 at 10:28 am
(HAl) It's like trying to hook up with the most beautiful/popular girl in school and she fucking thinks you're a joke and ugly n fat n gross. Why would you want to keep fucking with her if she hates you so much? Same goes for CP, why do you keep coming back if you're not wanted? This is the last time I waste my breath on you homes.
Titos Head- May 27, 2009 at 10:13 am
Just agree with HAL.....It really doesnt matter what he says or thinks. Its just comments. Besides, anyone thats the champ can do whatever they want. They earned it. Your damn right if i went through the kind of training Lyoto did and the sacrifice id wear that belt in my sleep. You cant Blame HAL, hes probably never had to work that hard for anything in his life. He just doesnt understand. Sorry HAL. No Hard Feelings brotha
Fedor- May 27, 2009 at 10:02 am
Im down with having that fucktard hal banned! Hey fagcockHAL no one here gives two shits about ur worthless opinion. Please go somewhere and die
TITSFTW- May 27, 2009 at 9:49 am
I say we start a petition to have HAL BANNED....

HAL YOU ARE A FUCKING INBEAD RETARD...FUCK OFF

Petition in Support of having HAL banned:
1) TITSFTW
2)
3)
4)
5)
doctorman- May 27, 2009 at 7:45 am
hey hal!
it cost too much for machida to ship his trophy case from brazil, so i guess he figured he should just carry it for now.
you loser!
HAL_13- May 27, 2009 at 2:12 am
@ UFC FAN. I WILL ONLY COME BACK BIGGER, AND STRONGER THEN EVER. I thought by registering Ben & Ben said that this SHIT wouldn't keep going on, So far I haven't seen much improvement.........start banning retards who offer nothing. I am calling for Cool, and Hals banishment. EVERYTHING I AM SAYING IS MY OPINION ABOUT THESE TOPICS ON HERE. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK PAL. ALL THE SHIT YOU SAY ON HERE ABOUT THESE TOPICS WE ALL ALREADY KNOW SO WHY ARE THEY NOT BANNING YOUR ASS FROM THIS SITE. Hughes is a has been , getting champ pay and hes so far from ever being the champ again.
The pay scale is unbalanced, alot of those fighters were underpaid, and alot were overpaid, it is pathetic.
NO SHIT SHERLOCK, WE ALREADY KNOW THIS. WHY ARE YOU SPAMMING THIS SITE. YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FOR BEING SO FAR BEHIND ON INFORMATION, AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE FOR MMA. ITS CALLED AN OPINION DUMB ASS, AND I'M STANDING BEHIND IT 100%. GET OVER IT OR LOG OUT.
UFC fan- May 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm
We now return you to our normal programming:
Hughes is a has been , getting champ pay and hes so far from ever being the champ again.
The pay scale is unbalanced, alot of those fighters were underpaid, and alot were overpaid, it is pathetic.

And now for a break in the programming:

Capslock Hal is a tool, I thought by registering Ben & Ben said that this SHIT wouldn't keep going on, So far I haven't seen much improvement.........start banning retards who offer nothing. I am calling for Cool, and Hals banishment, anyone down with that?
Cosmin- May 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Of course.

If I was Machida the last place I would want to be is in a club surrounded by dozens of my adoring fans.

'cuz we all know someone would come over and slap me in my head for posing with the belt in a classic over-the-shoulder manner, (which has been popularized by literally hundreds of other champions in the past) and then would get away WITHOUT getting beaten within an inch of his life by my posse and fans.

It makes perfect sense ppl.
831 Son- May 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm
HAL is a fucking RETARD! Oh my god. I honestly think you are retarded. Kill yourself. Your worthless. Scumbag piece of shit. No knowledge of MMA whatsoever. And everyone knows it, everyone. Idiot.
Fedor- May 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm
HAL you are a stupid ball licker waste of space. Machida would knock you DEAD if you tried to take his belt. Do us all a favor and go jump off a bridge
NECROPHYTE- May 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm
Jesus Christmas, don't fucking encourage him dude!
Lysol- May 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm
You know what...I actually agree with HAL. Perhaps you all should look up Javon Walker and what happened to him. Machida is not very smart for walking around with his belt at clubs.
NECROPHYTE- May 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm
LOL@ HAL_Lame Hal, please stop
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