The figures have been released by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for fighter earnings from this past weekend's UFC 182 event and, unsurprisingly, it's victorious light heavyweight champ Jon Jones who tops the list with a salary of $500K. His opponent Daniel Cormier, who he defeated via unanimous decision in the main event, took home $90K in the first loss of his pro MMA career.
Besides Jon there were two other athletes on the card who earned six figures for winning performances, as Hector Lombard bagged $106K for his decision win over Josh Burkman and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone got $140K for his win over Myles Jury.
On top of their official earnings listed below, Jones and Cormier earned an extra $50K each in the form of a 'Fight of the Night' bonus, while Paul Felder and Shawn Jordan each got $50K 'Performance of the Night' bonuses.
Full list of fighter salaries (figures do not include payments from sponsors, post-fight bonuses or discretionary bonuses):
- Jon Jones ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Daniel Cormier ($90,000)
- Donald Cerrone ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Myles Jury ($16,000)
- Brad Tavares¬†($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def.¬†Nate Marquardt¬†($49,000)
- Kyoji Horiguchi¬†($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def.¬†Louis Gaudinot¬†($10,000)
- Hector Lombard ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. Josh Burkman ($45,000)
- Paul Felder ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def.¬†Danny Castillo¬†($36,000)
- Cody Garbrandt¬†($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def.¬†Marcus Brimage¬†($12,000)
- Shawn Jordan ($22,000 + $22,000 = $44,000) def.¬†Jared Cannonier¬†($8,000)
- Evan Dunham¬†($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def.¬†Rodrigo Damm¬†($12,000)
- Omari Akhmedov¬†($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def.¬†Mats Nilsson¬†($8,000)
- Marion Reneau¬†($8,000 + $8,000 + $1,600 = $17,600) def.¬†Alexis Dufresne¬†($6,400)*
*Dufresne forfeited 20% of her purse to Reneau due to missing weight