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UFC 169 Salaries: Alistair Overeem Craps His Way to $400K, Aldo, Mir, Faber and Trujillo Also Clear Six Figures

(“What are you doing out there, Alistair? Quit playing around and put a *real* hurting on this guy!” Photo via Getty.)

The official salaries for UFC 169 were released earlier today, and despite being panned by 100% of Dana Whites across the globe, Alistair Overeem and Jose Aldo managed to walk away with the two highest salaries of the evening, banking $407,143 and $240,000, respectively. In a slight departure from what we have come to expect, three other fighters also cleared six figures at UFC 169, although in the case of Abe/ Trujillo, it was thanks greatly in part to the pair of “end of the night” bonuses he picked up for his second round KO of Jamie Varner to open up the main card.

The full list of salaries for UFC 169 is below, so follow us after the jump and take a gander, then entertain us as we yell at a wall.

Alistair Overeem: $407,143 ($285,714 to show, $121,429 win bonus)
Jose Aldo: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 win bonus)
Frank Mir: $200,000
Abel Trujillo: $145,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $75,000 FOTN bonus, $50,000 KOTN bonus)
Urijah Faber: $100,000
Jamie Varner: $92,000 ($17,000 to show, $75,000 FOTN bonus)
Nick Catone: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus)
Chris Cariaso: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Renan Barao: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Al Iaquinta: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Alan Patrick: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Clint Hester: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Rashid Magomedov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Neil Magny: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

John Makdessi: $12,000
Ricardo Lamas: $10,000
John Lineker: $8,000
Danny Martinez: $8,000
Tom Watson: $8,000
Kevin Lee: $8,000
Andy Enz: $8,000
Tony Martin: $8,000
Gasan Umalatov: $8,000

Per usual, we should inform you that these figures are absent of any undisclosed locker room bonuses, training fees, etc.

Underpaid: Once you realize that former WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner only makes 17k to show after 11 years in the game, you start to understand why he’s so willing to put it all on the line, even if it means walking face first into his opponent’s fists, to secure an “end of the night” bonus. We’re not saying he’s underpaid per se, considering he’s dropped 3 out of his past 4 fights, we’re just saying that it sucks to see how undervalued he is.



-J. Jones


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