UFC 98 Fighter Salaries

by James on May 27, 2009 2,301 views

MMA UFC Martial ArtsThe Nevada State Athletic Commission has released salary information for UFC 98. The live gate took in approximately 3.4 million and $957,000 was the total payout.

Individual payouts;

Lyoto Machida- $200,000  + knock out of the night $60,000

Rashad Evans -$200,000

Matt Hughes-$260,000 + fight of the night $60,000

Matt Serra -$135,000+ fight of the night $60,000

Drew McFredries -$34,000


Chael Sonnen-$50,000

Dan Miller-$15,000

Phillipe Nover -$10,000

Krzystof Soszynski-$16,000

Andrew Gusmao-$5,000

Yoshiyuki Yoshida-$16,000

Brandon Wolf -$3,000

George Roop-$16,000

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sangalicious May 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Wow, the money they make from these fights are horrible. Hopefully oneday MMA will be the respected and be the real american past time.


MMA Punk May 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Sangalicious. MMA is still young and growing. You have to keep in mind that this is what they have do disclose to the public. What a fighter really makes is unknown. They do not have to disclose what the have in there contracts.


Brian May 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I’d take a serious beating, give a good show and even scream like a girl for that payday !


MMA Punk May 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Ya. I’m with you Brain that’s alot of money.


The Constant Complainer June 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm

MMA Punk, I like your site. I heard about it from Extreme John. It was interesting seeing the fighers’ salaries. I had no idea that the Athletic Commission released those. I’m looking forward to UFC 100.


MMA Punk June 10, 2009 at 12:51 am

The Constant Complainer. Thanks for the comment. The Fighter have to release There Fight salaries but this does not include all the money they make for the fight. What they make form sponcers or points on the PPV buys they do not have to report. We may never know what a fighter really make for one single fight. Extreme John is a great guy and a great friend. I’ll tell him you stoped by.


taxi September 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

dude that isnt money in the bank at all….u got to pay for ur dietary needs…..u still have to pay for training…and if ur u UFC fighter that isnt that much money at all


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