Monday, February 6, 2012

Even in Losing, Nick Diaz Sits Atop the UFC 143 Fighter Salaries


source: mmaweekly.com

The UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit fighter salaries were released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday.

The main event at Saturday’s event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas featured Carlos Condit winning a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz, capturing the interim UFC welterweight championship in the process.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.


UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Fighter Salaries

Carlos Condit: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $200,000 (flat rate, no win bonus contracted)

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (flat rate, no win bonus contracted)
def. Roy Nelson: $20,000

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

Renan BarĂ£o: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500

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

Dustin Poirier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Max Hollaway: $6,000

Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Caceres: $8,000

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

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

Rafael “Sapo” Natal: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Kuiper: $6,000

Stephen Thompson: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Stittgen: $6,000

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $880,500