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UFC 182 Salaries: Jon Jones Earns Waaaaaay More Than Everyone Else


(Yep, that’s gonna suck. Photo via Esther Lin/MMAFighting)

The UFC paid out $1.5 million in disclosed salaries and bonuses to the 22 fighters who competed at UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier, with light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones taking home over a third of the pie. Of course, these numbers never really tell the full story, as they don’t include pay-per-view incentives and undisclosed “locker room bonuses” that can make UFC fights much more lucrative for the headliners. Anyway, the official payout list is below via MMAJunkie. Let us know if you have any questions.

Jon Jones: $550,000 (no win bonus; includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $140,000 (includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Myles Jury: $16,000

Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $49,000

Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $10,000

Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Burkman: $45,000

Paul Felder: $70,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000

Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Brimage: $12,000

Shawn Jordan: $94,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
def. Jared Cannonier: $8,000

Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Rodrigo Damm: $12,000

Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mats Nilsson: $8,000

Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus, and $1,600 from Dufresne’s purse)
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,400 (Dufresne was penalized 20% of her purse for missing weight)

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