The NSAC has released the fighter salaries for UFC 125. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional undisclosed discretionary bonuses, pay-per-view revenue sharing bonuses or sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.
Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard, Clay Guida and Thiago Silva all cracked six-figures (after all their bonuses) for their performances at UFC 125. Dustin Poirer was the lowest-paid fighter on the card, only earning $8,000 (after his win bonus), however his super-impressive performance over featherweight number one contender Josh Grispi should earn him a raise whenever it’s time to renegotiate his contract.
Courtesy of MMA Junkie:
- Frankie Edgar: $102,000 ($51k + $51k win bonus)
Gray Maynard: $52,000 ($26k + $26k win bonus)
- Brian Stann: $42,000 ($21k + $21k)
Chris Leben: $46,000
- Thiago Silva: $110,000 ($55k + $55k)
Brandon Vera: $60,000
- Dong Hyun Kim: $70,000 ($35k + $35k)
Nate Diaz: $33,000
- Clay Guida: $62,000 ($31k + $31k)
Takanori Gomi: $50,000
- Jeremy Stephens: $36,000 ($18k + $18k)
Marcus Davis: $31,000
- Dustin Poirier: $8,000 ($4k + $4k)
Josh Grispi: $15,000
- Brad Tavares: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
Phil Baroni: $25,000
- Diego Nunes: $20,000 ($10k + $10k)
Mike Brown: $23,000
- Daniel Roberts: $24,000 ($12k + $12k)
Greg Soto: $8,000
- Jacob Volkmann: $24,000 ($12k + $12k)
Antonio McKee: $15,000
$60,000 bonus to each fighter.
- Knockout of the Night – Jeremy Stephens
- Submission of the Night – Clay Guida
- Fight of the Night – Frankie Edgar & Gray Maynard
A disclosed total of $1,112,000, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.