UFC 137 Salaries: Diaz Tops With 200k; Penn, Kongo, Vera All Above 100k

via prommanow.com

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the info on fighter salaries for UFC 137 this morning. Nick Diaz was the top earner at the event, making $200,000. Nick's opponent B.J. Penn came in next at $150,000, while Cheick Kongo and Brandon Vera both collected healthy six-figure paydays as well. Here's the rundown of the whole card:

Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus)
B.J. Penn: $150,000

Cheick Kongo: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Matt Mitrione: $10,000

Roy Nelson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
Mirko Filipovic: $75,000

Scott Jorgensen: $33,000 ($16,500 win bonus)
Jeff Curran: $8,000

Hatsu Hioki: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
George Roop: $8,000

Donald Cerrone: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus)
Dennis Siver: $27,000

Bart Palaszewski: $28,500 ($10,000 win bonus)*
Tyson Griffin: $25,500*

Brandon Vera: $120,000 ($60,000 win bonus)
Eliot Marshall: $15,000

Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Danny Downes: $4,000

Francis Carmont: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
Chris Camozzi: $8,000

Clifford Starks: $12,000  ($6,000 win bonus)
Dustin Jacoby: $6,000

*Griffin gave up 25% of his purse to Palaszewski for missing weight. There was no actual fine since the contract was re-drawn up before the fight.

This doesn't include the performance bonuses that were handed out after the card, in which Diaz and Penn won an additional 75k each for fight of the night, Donald Cerrone won 75k for submission of the night, and Bart Palaszewski won 75k for knockout of the night. Obviously these numbers don't include any other discretionary bonuses handed out by the promotion either.

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