Last night couldn't have gone much better for Georges St-Pierre - he vanquished his rival, he soaked up the love of his hometown crowd, and he walked away with the biggest paycheck.
Before we go any further, we should note that most international UFC events don't have their fighter pay info released, so none of the following salary data for the event is official. However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter's pay based on official purse info released from past fights. So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 24 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember - this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event). These numbers obviously also don't include any PPV revenue, undisclosed bonuses and/or sponsorship money any of these fighters may have made.
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000
Nick Diaz: $200,000
Jake Ellenberger: $154,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Johny Hendricks: $150,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Carlos Condit: $105,000 ($55,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Rick Story: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus)
Nate Marquardt: $45,000
Patrick Cote: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus)
Darren Elkins: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)
George Roop: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus)
John Makdessi: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
T.J. Dillashaw: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Mike Ricci: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Chris Camozzi: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Dan Miller: $15,000
Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Daron Cruickshank: $10,000
Colin Fletcher: $8,000
Nick Ring: $8,000
Issei Tamura: $8,000
Reuben Duran: $8,000
Antonio Carvalho: $6,000
Quinn Mulhern: $6,000
@stevedabate C'est de la BS. La régie donne pas les salaires, c'est basée sur des salaires que ces combattants ont déjà fait !
@savoie0515 ...that's called scraping by
@savoie0515 those on the lower side have to pay for travel, mortgage\/rent, food, training, family life etc. Sponsors help, some, but...
Solid paydays. Looks pretty fair. I wonder how many PPV Buys there were? Ya know GSP gets a ton of bonus money from them. And maybe Diaz too?
@HoopsManifesto how much do the refs get paid ?
@MMA_NOUVELLES Je comprends pas? Tu dit que gsp a pas recu 400 000$ ce soir la?
@lifeaquadic agreed, that would be pretty tough.
@CollegeWolf I'm guessing it sells 700,000-800,000. I'm guessing Diaz gets a PPV cut.
@cgyflames86 Refs for the UFC shows get a little over $1,000
@stevedabate Je te dis que les salaires sont pas publics au Qc ;) ! Ton site web, ses salaires c'est du bidon.
@savoie0515 It's further proof that a lot of these guys do it for the love of the sport, not for the money
@Jeff Fox Sounds about right.
@MMA_NOUVELLES oui ca cest certain!
@stevedabate Rien de défensif mon chum, d'après moi GSP va ben faire 5-6 millions avec sa cut PPV!
@MMA_NOUVELLES ok first cest pas mon site! Tu as pas a etre sur la defensive j'ai trouver ca et cest sur d'autre site du ufc. Bref jmen fou.