MoneyThe NSAC has released the fighter payouts for UFC 86 “Jackson vs Griffin”. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional “locker room” 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.

Forrest Griffin and Quinton Jackson were the night’s big money winners collecting $250,000 and $225,000, respectively. Both fighters also pocketed an extra $60,000 in bonus money for Fight of the Night honors. It’s also worthy to note that Gabriel Gonzaga earned $100,000 in a prelim fight that no one saw.


From MMA Junkie:

Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def.
Quinton Jackson: $225,000

Patrick Cote: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def.
Ricardo Almeida: $23,000

Joe Stevenson: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def.
Gleison Tibau: $11,000

Josh Koscheck: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def.
Chris Lytle: $14,000

Tyson Griffin: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def.
Marcus Aurelio: $40,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def.
Justin McCully: $5,000

Cole Miller: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def.
Jorge Gurgel: $ 10,000

Melvin Guillard: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def.
Dennis Siver: $7,000

Justin Buchholz: $8,000 ($4000 win bonus) def.
Corey Hill: $8,000


$60,000 bonus to each fighter.

  • KO of the night – Melvin Guillard
  • Submission of the night – Cole Miller
  • Fight of the night – Forrest Griffin & Quinton Jackson

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $1,183,000, including bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.