The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the fighter salary information for UFC 125: Resolution featuring UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar drawing with Gray Maynard in the main event. UFC 125 took place on Saturday, Jan. 1, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena 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.
UFC 125 MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Frankie Edgar: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus) drew Gray Maynard: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
*Both fighters were reportedly paid their win money even though fight was ruled a draw.
-Brian Stann: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben: $46,000
-Thiago Silva: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $60,000
-Dong Hyun Kim: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $33,000
-Clay Guida: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Takanori Gomi: $50,000
UFC 125 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Jeremy Stephens: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $31,000
-Dustin Poirier: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
-Brad Tavares: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni: $25,000
-Diego Nunes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Brown: $23,000
-Daniel Roberts: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Greg Soto: $8,000
-Jacob Volkmann: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Antonio McKee: $15,000
UFC 125 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $872,000