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Shogun, Penn top UFC on Fox 5 salaries


The Washington State Department of Licensing released the salaries from last weekend's UFC on Fox 5 event in Seattle, and surprisingly enough, the champion that successfully defended his belt in the main event wasn't the leading earner. In fact, he finished third. Ben Henderson earned a total of $78,000 for his unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz, who earned an even 50k. Two longtime superstars and former champions, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and B.J. Penn, led the way in salaries despite both of them losing their respective bouts. Here's a look at what everyone made:

Ben Henderson: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
Nate Diaz: $50,000

Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
Mauricio Rua: $175,000

Rory MacDonald: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus)
B.J. Penn: $150,000

Matt Brown: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus)
Mike Swick: $48,000

Yves Edwards: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
Jeremy Stephens: $24,000

Raphael Assuncao: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)
Mike Easton: $14,000

Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Joe Proctor: $8,000

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
Henry Martinez: $8,000

Abel Trujillo: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000

Dennis Siver: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus)
Nam Phan: $10,000

Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 ($20,500 win bonus)
John Albert: $10,000