Griffin, Ortiz lead UFC 148 salaries
Breaking well into six-figures, Griffin earned a cool $275,000, including a win bonus of $150,000, while Ortiz, who lost via unanimous decision in what was his final UFC contest, earned $250,000.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the fighter salaries today.
The only other giant checks went to Anderson Silva, whose $200,000 earnings came in as the third largest of the event’s fighter salaries, and Cung Le, who earned $150,000. Silva defeated Chael Sonnen in the main event of the highly-anticipated card, earning a second round technical knockout victory to defend his middleweight title.
For his efforts, Sonnen walked away with $50,000.
Check out the complete list of UFC 148 salaries below:
Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Chael Sonnen: $50,000
Forrest Griffin: $275,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
Tito Ortiz: $250,000
Cung Le: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Patrick Cote: $21,000
Demian Maia: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000
Chad Mendes: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Cody McKenzie: $10,000
Mike Easton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Ivan Menjivar: $13,000
Melvin Guillard: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Gleison Tibau: $31,000
Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Riki Fukuda: $28,000
Shane Roller: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
John Alessio: $10,000
Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000
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