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)