UFC 178: Demetrious Johnson, Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone Lead Way in Payroll
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salaries for Saturday’s UFC 178 card in Las Vegas, and leading the way in pay was flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson.
According to the figures the NSAC has released, Johnson was paid $129,00, plus a $54, 000 win bonus, for a tally of $183,000. Johnson tapped out Chris Cariasio with a second round, kimura to defend his title. The challenger was paid $24,000.
The second highest earner was rising featherweight Conor McGregor, who collected $150,000 (including a $75,000 win bonus) for his stoppage victory over Dustin Poirier. The latter earned $34,000.
Lightweight contender Donald Cerrone made $126,000 for his decision win over former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, who earned $100K.
Here are the salary figures that were released to the NSAC by the UFC. They do not include any additional money a fighter may have earned through sponsorships, performance bonuses or pay-per-view dividends.
Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000
Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000
Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000
Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Kennedy: $70,000
Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000
Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000
Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000
Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000
Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000
Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000
Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000