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Who Made What at UFC 143


(“If you’re gonna tease me, at least let me shove this down your shorts, homie.”)

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the salaries for Saturday night’s UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The entire payroll for the show, which was attended by 10,040 fans and earned a reported live gate of $2.3 million, was $880,500.

Nick Diaz took home the biggest paycheck out of the night’s combatants with $200,000, not including discretionary back room bonuses which are rumored to have brought Diaz’s payday to the $1 million range. The next highest payout went to Josh Koscheck, who doubled up on his $73,000 base salary with his razor-close win over Mike Pierce, bringing him to $146,000. In third was Carlos Condit, who took home $110,000 for his win over Diaz including a $55,000 win bonus.

Fabricio Werdum‘s UFC salary remained the same as his Strikeforce one as he netted his customary $100,000 flat rate for his win over Roy Nelson, who is still at the lower end of the pay scale of the UFC’s upper-echelon of fighters thanks to his TUF contract. To put it in perspective, Scott Jorgensen took home $500 more than “Big Country” for his loss to Renan Barao, while Mike Pierce matched salaries with the former heavyweight IFL champ.

Check out the complete list after the jump.

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

Carlos Condit: ($110,000 including a $55,000 win bonus) def. Nick Diaz ($200,000)

Fabricio Werdum ($100,000) def. Roy Nelson ($20,000)

Josh Koscheck ($146,000, including a $73,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pierce ($20,000)

Renan Barao ($22,000, including an $11,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen ($20,500)

Ed Herman ($62,000, including a $31,000 win bonus) def. Clifford Starks ($8,000)

Dustin Poirier ($24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus) def. Max Holloway ($6,000)

Edwin Figueroa ($16,000, including an $8,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres ($8,000)

Matt Brown: $30,000, including a $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Cope ($8,000)

Matt Riddle ($30,000, including a $15,000 win bonus) def. Henry Martinez ($6,000)

Rafael Natal ($20,000, including a $10,000 win bonus) def.Michael Kuiper ($6,000)

Stephen Thompson ($12,000, including a $6,000 win bonus) def. Dan Stittgen ($5,000)

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Mir please break Brocks neck- February 9, 2012 at 12:16 am
Wow. Big Country went 15 minutes with the guy that BEAT Fedor and he only gets $20K? Big Country even went 15 minutes with Junior dos Santos (the fricken Heavyweight Champ!!!) and he got $20K for THAT one. So..... Nelson made $40K on those 2 fights... and Diaz got $200K for dancing with Condit for 25 minutes. NELSON SHOULD GET PAID MORE!
hhhkk- February 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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Clyde- February 7, 2012 at 6:00 am
No FOTN/KO/Sub bonuses? Or have they just not been declared?
SnackDaddy- February 7, 2012 at 2:19 am
Mike Pierce got robbed!
Meaot- February 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm
Dana better have given Condit a big fat bonus check in the locker room for all the bullshit he put up with to get to this fight. If Dana brought himself to hand Nick Diaz a cool million, Condit deserves a decent bonus too.
Kimbo Lesnar- February 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm
I am guessing that Big Country's 65k bonus soothes the pain of only getting 20k...
hatulz- February 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm
XENOPHON - 20k twice a year won't pay your food here in Brazil :P
Fried Taco- February 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm
That ain't enough to keep him in cheezburgers-hold-the-mayo-cuz-i'm-on-a-diet for even a month.
bootystar- February 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm
@eno, El Dubarge agrees with you
XENOPHON- February 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Sopapo - "getting skinner" Country needs to leave MMA. He can earn more selling used wheels for CarMax. $20k twice a year isn't enough unless you reside in a 3rd world country like like Brazil, Philippines, or Nairobi Kenya.
Mike Russell- February 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm
I wondered the same about Stittgen. Maybe his contract was signed before they announced the minimum.
bootystar- February 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm
captacha ---Eastern-D-B-sfyi----------------Diaz loots thp zofter, & quiets, ha's all around lol
Sopapo- February 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Nelson is getting fucked. if i was him i would just go to bellator. Get the wins get the belt then wait for an offer from the UFC.
The12ozCurls- February 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Diaz can now buy the entire city of Stockton and still have well over half a million left over.
Anhonestmoose- February 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm
WTF is up with Stittgen? I thought the UFC's starting wage was 6 and 6.
intercept440- February 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm
caption " can somebody show me how to buy a house? i didnt go to school for that."
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