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Quarry, Diaz Top UFC Fight Night 19 Fighter Payouts


(Nate Quarry: Worth every penny. Photo courtesy of Fight! magazine via Fightlinker.)

Though we’re still waiting on payout figures for UFC 103, the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission has just released salary info for last Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Guillard event, which brought in a live gate of $577,966.72 from 6,687 paying spectators (9,490 total). The numbers are below; keep in mind that that the figures don’t include revenue from sponsorships and undisclosed "locker room bonuses," or deductions for insurance, taxes, and licensing fees.

Nate Diaz $78,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus and $30,000 Submission of the Night bonus) def. Melvin Guillard $14,000

Gray Maynard $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Roger Huerta $21,000

Carlos Condit $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger $10,000

Nate Quarry $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus and $30,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Tim Credeur $40,000 (includes $30,000 Fight of the Night bonus)


Brian Stann $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Steve Cantwell $10,000

Mike Pyle $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Wilson $17,000

CB Dollaway $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jay Silva $6,000

Phillipe Nover $20,000 vs. Sam Stout $24,000 [fight didn't take place; both fighters were still paid their to-show salaries]

Jeremy Stephens $54,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus and $30,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) def. Justin Buchholz $8,000

Mike Pierce $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson $26,000

Ryan Jensen $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Steve Steinbeiss $6,000

Total disclosed salaries and bonuses: $596,000

Underpaid: Jake Ellenberger. Coming in on a week’s notice and giving Carlos Condit three rounds of hell (and arguably winning the fight) seems like it should be worth more than ten grand. At the very least, Ellenberger deserves another chance to prove himself in the Octagon. Also, it’s no surprise that Roger Huerta is leaving for "greener" pastures when he’s still getting just $21,000 to co-headline fight cards. Surviving that kimura was worth $35,000 by itself.

Overpaid: Mirko Cro Cop. Okay, so he didn’t fight on this card, but we might as well get it out of the way now.

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ColinL- September 22, 2009 at 10:04 pm
I'd really like to know how the hell Zuffa can pay out 3-10x the salary for UFN as they do for a WEC *championship* event.

Neither of them benefit from PPV revenue.

What. The. Hell.
AkilleeZ- September 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm
looks like Diaz got himself some weed money for the next couple months.
Socal Tot- September 21, 2009 at 2:58 pm
That picture of Nate says a lot about Tim Creduer. That guy gave Nate hell.
rokabee- September 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Looks like Nate Quarry got the worst of Maynard's prostitute. I always tried to tell him going ass to mouth is strictly forbidden unless you saran wrap your face...now look at you Rock Quarry.

EDIT: I'm guessing the worth every penny picture caption thing is directly related to what I said? Yea..thats what I figured too.
lilgary- September 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm
I wonder what percentage of Diaz's purse has already been blown on retarded thug accessories?
"Yo holmes, check out my new gold satellite dish".
Barc- September 21, 2009 at 2:31 pm
It's good to see that Nover and Stout still got paid. I don't know why they made such a big deal about the seizure. You know how many fighters on that card had seizures that night? I still think that it's been no secret that he has them. He passed his pre fight brainer, I still say they should've let him fight.
RPS13- September 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm
ryan jensen makes $4k to show? he might as well work at walmart
Smitty- September 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm
Did they show the Brian Stann, Steve Cantwell fight anywhere. I didn't see it on the PPV or the undercard fights on Spike. I wanted to see that one.
Chri534.- September 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm
Wait...Melvin Guillard, Mike Pyle, Chris Wilson, and CB Dollaway were all given a higher base pay than Gray Maynard? Not to mention Diaz, Huerta, and Condit were also given more, but Phillipe Nover and Sam Stout got higher base pays for not even fighting. I guess that goes to show how boring the UFC thinks Maynard is to the fans...or maybe it was just to provide extra motivation for him perform.
crittino- September 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm
Evidently Nate Quarry did not fight a "perfect fight"
Crap Factory- September 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Nover into early retirement. He can go fishing with Cro Cop or act in a B movie with Huerta.
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