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UFC 106 Complete Salary Figures

(If you ask us, that’s worth 50 grand right there. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Sun via Fightlinker.)

We’ve already passed along the headliners’ payouts from UFC 106, but now the complete salary list has been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so we figured hey, why not share them with you people? The UFC paid out $1,301,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses, with 57% of that total going to Forrest Griffin, Tito Ortiz, and Josh Koscheck. Check out the pay scale below, and keep in mind that the figures don’t include income from sponsorships, undisclosed "locker-room bonuses," and cuts of the pay-per-view, or deductions for taxes, insurance, licensing fees, and tanning salon memberships.

– Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)

– Tito Ortiz: $250,000

– Josh Koscheck: $246,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus, $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $70,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

– Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $170,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus, $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Anthony Johnson: $87,000 (includes $70,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Kendall Grove: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)

Amir Sadollah: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

Marcus Davis: $27,000

Phil Baroni: $25,000

Brock Larson: $25,000

– Ben Saunders: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

George Sotiropoulos: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Caol Uno: $20,000

– Luiz Cane: $19,000

Paulo Thiago: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Jake Rosholt: $15,000

Brian Foster: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

Fabricio Camoes: $10,000

Jason Dent: $8,000

Jacob Volkmann: $6,000

Underpaid: Ben Saunders. Once again, his knees from the Thai-clinch were straight-up Silva-esque. Fighters aren’t paid in relation to their potential, unfortunately, but Killa B deserves a little more cash for consistently putting on great shows.

Overpaid: Josh Koscheck. Look, we’re just as impressed with Kos as the next guy, but his fight against Anthony Johnson was way too ugly to deserve the Fight of the Night bonus. And worst of all, this just gives Koscheck more ammunition to put us haters in our place


  1. robthom Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 12:10

    Best picture ever. I just found my new wallpaper.
  2. 831 Son Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 12:27

    Yea its bullshit Koshcheck even got a bonus besides the win bonus. Definately not fight of the night material and GUARANTEED NOT submission of the night. What the fuck is Dana thinking. This type of shady shit pisses me off. And yea now Koshcheck thinks he is such a badass. Cant wait for Hardy or GSP to wreck that faggot.
  3. Art Gibs Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 12:40

    Sotiropolous should've gotten the submission bonus. Can we give that guy some credit, please? He's awesome on the ground and his standup is getting better too. Watch out for this guy.
  4. Disco-Platypus Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 12:43

    Does it frustrate anybody else that Tito Ortiz makes more guaranteed show money than Georges St. Pierre? I have a feeling Georges, given his representation, commands a substantial proportion of the PPV revenue, but still: the fact that Tito Ortiz makes an amount even relatively similar is depressing.
  5. Merlin Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 12:45

    Ben Saunders got the REAL KO victory of the NIGHT. Seems like they have the same Judges for the Fights as they do for the Bonuses. What'a Bunch'a Boner's.
  6. ArmFarmer Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 01:00

    That ad is so fucking obnoxious. I shouldn't have to mute my computer every time I click an article on cagepotato. Especially when I'm trying to do so discretely at work and then all of a sudden "BEEFY PRODUCTIONS AND HYDRATE RECORDS..." comes blaring out of the speakers. What the fuck.
  7. Hamma Fist Elbow Bam-Bam Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 01:08

    Amir Sadollah deserved fight of the night for sure. There's nothing like watching the NYBA take a beating.
  8. yerdoneson Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 01:08

    armfarmer, i hear ya man. that fucking add is heinous.
  9. mthomas Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 01:09

    Some Thoughts: -Tito is WAY overpaid. I agree with Disco-Platypus that there is NO way in hell he should be getting paid more to show than GSP -How the fuck does Phil Baroni make 10K more to show (in his first UFC fight in 5 years) than Amir Sadollah? If you thought indentured servitude was dead, its not. It's just been reincarnated as a TUF winner contract. (Though those WEC boys would probably be glad to score a deal like that. Poor lil' fellas). BTW, Baroni only made 2k less than Marcus Davis. WTF? Wonder how "The Irish (not Really) Hand Grenade" feels about that... -WTF Dana? Are you trying to bang Koscheck's sister or something? There is no way that foul-fest was Fight of the Night. Griffin-Ortiz or Thiago-Volkmann was much more deserving. Surprised you didn't find a way to give this idiot KO of the Night too... -Submission of the Night should have gone to Sotiropolous for that nifty spiderweb/armcrush-to-armbar thing. Oh and, besides the TUF finale, this guy hasn't lost a fight yet in the UFC and has won 4 straight. Can he at least get a little pay bump, or maybe a higher-ranked opponent next time out?
  10. mthomas Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 01:33

    Yeah...WTF? It goes off if you even move your mouse over it without clicking. LAMETOWN!!!
  11. RustyShackleford Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 02:07

    UFC 106 had a lot of awesome fights.. none of them were boring in my opinion (vs the crowds opinion), except for that episode of the Three Stooges with Yamasaki, Koscheck, and Anthony Johnson... stupid. Fight of the night could have gone anywhere else but there.. like wtf?
  12. Shagen Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 02:10

    How does the six figure contract work with the TUF winners? Because it seems like Amir is getting 15k to show and 15k to win. If he lost every fight it would take 7 fights to get to six figures. Do you win the chance to have a six figure? As in you need to have the win bonus?
  13. J-Dog Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 02:32

    How the fuck do Tito and his ginormous skull get 2-1/2 times the amount that Forrest gets to show? That's some bullshit right there. Forrest has been a consistent main event guy for a while now and Tito, while somewhat of a "legend" (at least in his own mind) has been gone for some time... he doesn't deserve to get that much more than Forrest in his first time back after such a long layoff.
  14. Dr. Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 03:20

    Tito needs to lose the dated shorts and his dated style of fighting. Figured we were going to see Tito v2.0 but we got v0.8. EVOLVE already. Those flame shorts are fucking tired dude. Quick, let's go hot rodding... ese.
  15. newdeal Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 03:25

    Volkmann did a really good job that is a disgrace what he was paid. I honestly thought that was a great fight and on the ground he was doing really well, his takedowns were good, but hes gotta train his standup alot and he will do well, his cardio was pretty good also
  16. One Two Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 03:30

    i can't even begin to express how angry i am Koscheck got $250,000 and everyone else is making like 20 grand. he should of got fined $250,000 for bitchassness.
  17. DeadPull Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 04:46

    Can someone explain "locker room bonuses"....
  18. UFC fan Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 05:24

    hey armfarmer you must work in the same job as the other 2 douchebags NOT doing any productive work, AT work. To bad your boss didn't catch you. check out the website on your time damn it.
  19. HUH Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 05:51

    Sweet Mullet!!!!
  20. agentsmith Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 08:03

    Phil Baroni is pretty much the #1 example of how being a big "personality" is more important than actually winning. The guy's record is 13-12, and his most (and really ONLY) notable win was Ryo Chonan and even that was 4 years ago. Yet he's still getting paid more to show than like 3/4 of the guys on the card. For fuck sakes, even Strikeforce didn't want him anymore.
  21. Arastmaus Says:

    Mon, 11/23/09 - 11:02

    Hey... psssst... UFC fan... Shhhhhh. Nobody likes you.
  22. Häkkiperuna Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 12:43

    Say what you want about Tito, but he's REALLY the one who helped bring MMA to where it is today, not Forrest. Future hall of famer
  23. Jonny5 Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 02:28

    Underpaid=Paulo Thiago 11-1 WW 2-1 in the octagon. Sole career loss coming to Jon Fitch #2WW. Overpaid=Anthony Johnson 17$K to show.... more than Thiago made in his win???
  24. Clinch-Smash Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 05:51

    @ ufc troll so i spend the last half hour of my shift waiting for the CP to give me something new, and then i have to see you talking shit about not working @ work, yet all i see is your posts all throught dayshift work hours. I'm USAF I run a shop of 70 mechanics, do you really think i have a lack of work protecting your right to talk shit and troll all day?
  25. UFC fan Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 06:14

    hey clinch dumbass, I am EX USAF, I am a Persian Gulf War vet, take your attitude and stick it up your young ass. I think I will do whatever the fuck I want to do you jackass, get back to work, and get some fucking military bearing about yourself. Stop your dereliction of duty and get back to the mission at hand. Civil engineering or transportation need to rethink your rank cause you sitting in an office messing around online when you should be busy doing other things is a waste of my tax money. I suggest you keep your mouth shut and do your fucking job, if I find out what base you are on your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower, you savy?
  26. Clinch-Smash Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 06:44

    Troll....Troll...Troll No One and I Mean No One takes you seriously on here and neither do I. Blow all of that BS out your ass. If i'm your major consern about you tax payer money your barking up the wrong tree, if you new anything you would know that there is no money to waste. Savy?
  27. ArmFarmer Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 07:01

    UFC fan, eat a dick. You are just as obnoxious as the ads on here. You're also a complete idiot, your posts make my eyes bleed.
  28. UFC fan Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 07:53

    clinch you are faker I see that now. you just like to hear your head rattle, fuck off. Armfarmer I bet your ass bleeds as well you fag. got anything else children?
  29. Clinch-Smash Says:

    Tue, 11/24/09 - 08:02

    Troll, You just can't stop the bs can you. do you even know what you are even talking about. You are like that dip shit that we all have worked with that always one ups every story people tell.
  30. L.I2L.A Says:

    Wed, 11/07/12 - 10:52

    Lol And that's why they call u lazy fags the chair force haha hoorahh

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