MMAWeekly.com has obtained the fighter salary information from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for “The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale” featuring Court McGee and Kris McCray in the season’s final fight. The finale took place on Saturday, June 19, at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Court McGee: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray: $8,000
-Matt Hamill: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine: $55,000
-Chris Leben: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Simpson: $13,000
-Dennis Siver: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher: $26,000
-Rich Attonito: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Yager: $8,000
PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-John Gunderson: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Mark Holst: $6,000
-Brad Tavares: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Seth Baczynski: $8,000
-Kyle Noke: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Josh Bryant: $8,000
-Chris Camozzi: $16,000 (includes $8000 win bonus) def. James Hammortree: $8,000
-Travis Browne: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. James McSweeney: $8,000
ULTIMATE FIGHTER 11 FINALE DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $406,000