UFC 241 took place in California, a state that releases official fighter purses for boxing and MMA events... so who’s ready to look at some financial figures?
Topping this $3.3 million payroll is heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who received a flat $750,000 with no win bonus. Daniel Cormier, who lost his title to Miocic by 4th round TKO, got $500,000. Obviously they made more than that, but still... you know they made at least that much.
As for the co-main event, Nate Diaz got $250,000 with no win bonus for his unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis, who got $155,000. The other fighters with six-figure paydays were Paulo Costa, Yoel Romero, Derek Brunson, and Cory Sandhagen.
The full list of salaries for UFC 241 is as follows: (via MMAjunkie)
Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $500,000
Nate Diaz $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $155,000
Paulo Costa $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $150,000
Sodiq Yusuff $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Benitez: $40,000
Derek Brunson $190,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
def. Ian Heinisch: $25,000
Khama Worthy $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Devonte Smith: $23,000
Cory Sandhagen $154,000 (includes $77,000 win bonus)
def. Raphael Assuncao: $79,000
Drakkar Klose $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Christos Giagos: $28,000
Casey Kenney $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Bermudez: $20,000
Hannah Cifers $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jodie Esquibel: $10,000
Kyung Ho Kang $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Davis: $21,000
Sabina Mazo $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shana Dobson: $12,000
As usual, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as things such as non-Reebok sponsorship, pay-per-view points, and discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed. Post-fight bonuses are also not included.