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 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
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.