UFC 160: Salaries and suspensions

Last weekends UFC event comes to a final wrap up with the release of the event salaries and medical suspensions.

UFC 160 was a consequential event to close out the spring quarter of MMA. New lightweight and heavyweight challengers were decided, the heavyweight title was defended, and a host of top ten and borderline top ten fighters jockeyed for divisional clarity. I doubt it's an overstatement to say that the fallout from UFC 160 will shape a good portion of the rest of the year in the UFC's event planning.

With that said, it is time to put the end-cap on the our immediate coverage with the final event salaries and suspensions. Cain Velasquez led all fighters with $400,000 and the heavyweights in general led the card in pay, making up more than half the total $1,533,000 disclosed payroll between the four of them. There was no injury leader with seven different fighters facing potential suspensions until November.

Please note all salary numbers are only indicative of reported pay and do not include possible signing bonuses, unreported "locker room" bonuses, or sponsorship money.

Here are the numbers:

Cain Velasquez: Salary - $400,000 (no win bonus)
Suspension - no medical suspension.
Antonio Silva: Salary - $75,000
Suspension - suspended until June 25 (no contact until June 16).

Junior dos Santos: Salary - $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until June 25 due to eyebrow laceration (no contact until June 16).
Mark Hunt: Salary - $160,000
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 unless cleared by doctor due to broken right toe. Minimum suspension until July 25 (no contact until July 10).

Glover Teixeira: Salary - $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending x-rays on right hand and left elbow (medical clearance possible for injuries).
James Te-Huna: Salary - $30,000
Suspension - no medical suspension.

T.J. Grant: Salary - $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Suspension - no medical suspension.
Gray Maynard: Salary - $45,000
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending ophthalmological clearance for a dilated right pupil. Minimum suspension until July 25 (no contact until July 10).

Donald Cerrone: Salary - $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until July 10 due to right elbow and right eyebrow lacerations (no contact until June 25).
K.J. Noons: Salary - $41,000
Suspension - suspended until July 25 due to multiple facial lacerations (no contact until July 25).

Mike Pyle: Salary - $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until June 25 (no contact until June 16).
Rick Story: Salary - $27,000
Suspension - suspended until July 10 due to lacerations (no contact until June 25).

Dennis Bermudez: Salary - $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending x-rays to both feet and his right hand. Minimum suspension until June 25 (no contact prior to June 16).
Max Holloway: Salary - $14,000
Suspension - suspended until June 25 due to a laceration on his nose (no contact until June 16).

Robert Whittaker: Salary - $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Suspension - no medical suspension.
Colton Smith: Salary - $15,000
Suspension - suspended until July 10 due to left cheek laceration (no contact prior to June 25).

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Salary - $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending orthopedic evaluation on his left knee.
Abel Trujillo: Salary - $8,000
Suspension - no medical suspension.

Stephen Thompson: Salary - $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending x rays of left foot (medical clearance possible for injuries).
Nah-Shon Burrell: Salary - $9,000
Suspension - no medical suspension.

George Roop: Salary - $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Suspension - no medical suspension.
Brian Bowles: Salary - $19,000
Suspension - suspended until Nov. 22 pending x-rays on right hand (medical clearance possible for injuries). Minimum suspension until July 10 (no contact until June 25).

Jeremy Stephens: Salary - $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Suspension - no medical suspension.
Estevan Payan: Salary - $10,000
Suspension - Suspended until July 25 due to multiple facial lacerations (no contact until July 25).

T.J. Grant, Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt, and Glover Teixeira all took home an additional $50,000 in bonus money.

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