UFC 167: Georges St. Pierre and Rashad Evans Top Payroll
By FCF Staff
As one would expect to be the case, welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and former light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans were the top earners at Saturday’s UFC 167 card, according to figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
St. Pierre was paid $400,000 for his tightly contested and controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, who made $50,000 for the main event bout.
Evans, meanwhile, earned $250,000 for his first round stoppage victory over Chael Sonnen, which includes a $125,000 win bonus. Sonnen was paid $100,000 for the loss, which followed a submission win over “Shogun” Rua in August.
The card’s third highest earner was welterweight vet Robbie Lawler, who made $166,000 (including a $83,000 win bonus) for his split decision victory over Rory MacDonald. “Ares” was paid $50,000.
Here is the complete payroll for UFC 167, which only includes the figures that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC. Any extra income a fighter earned via sponsorship money, performance bonuses or pay-per-view dividends are not included here.
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $50,000
Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Chael Sonnen: $100,000
Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $50,000
Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Elliott: $12,000
Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Evan Dunham: $25,000
Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $40,000
Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Ebersole: $18,000
Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $12,000
Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Will Campuzano: $10,000
Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000