The NSAC has released the fighter salaries for UFC 143. 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.
Nick Diaz didn’t win the fight, but he did make the most money at UFC 143. Diaz earned $200,000 in a losing effort to Carlos Condit. Condit also did well for himself taking in $110,000. Josh Koscheck and Fabricio Werrdum also broke the six-figure mark while Roy Nelson would have only gone home with a disclosed $20,000 had he not won the $65,000 Fight of the Night award. His toughness may not have won him the fight but at least it earned him some extra cash.
Courtesy of MMA Junkie:
- Carlos Condit: $110,000 ($55k +$55k win bonus)
Nick Diaz: $200,000
- Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Roy Nelson: $20,000
- Josh Koscheck: $146,000 ($73k +$73k)
Mike Pierce: $20,000
- Renan Barao: $22,000 ($11k +$11k)
Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
- Ed Herman: $62,000 ($31k +$31k)
Clifford Starks: $8,000
- Dustin Poirier: $24,000 ($12k +$12k)
Max Holloway: $6,000
- Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 ($8k +$8k)
Alex Caceres: $8,000
- Matt Brown: $30,000 ($15k +$15k)
Chris Cope: $8,000
- Matt Riddle: $30,000 ($15k +$15k)
Henry Martinez: $6,000
- Rafael Natal: $20,000 ($10k +$10k)
Michael Kuiper: $6,000
- Stephen Thompson: $12,000 ($6k +$6k)
Dan Stittgen: $6,000
$65,000 bonus to each fighter.
- Knockout of the Night – Stephen Thompson
- Submission of the Night – Dustin Poirier
- Fight of the Night – Fabricio Werdum & Roy Nelson
A disclosed total of $1,140,500, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.