UFC 167 Fighter Salaries: Georges St-Pierre and Rashad Evans Top $1.641 Million Payroll

November 18, 2013
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Georges St PierreNot surprisingly, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre topped the list of the UFC 167 fighter salaries released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.

His fight with Johny Hendricks came down to controversial split decision, but St-Pierre retained his championship after a hard-fought five rounds.

UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks took place Saturday, Nov. 16, 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 167 Fighter Salaries

Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (includes no win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks: $50,000

Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Chael Sonnen: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $50,000

Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Elliott: $12,000

Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Evan Dunham: $25,000

Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $40,000

Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Ebersole: $18,000

Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Edwin Figueroa: $12,000

Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Will Campuzano: $10,000

Gain Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000

UFC 167 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,641,000

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  • Lucas Freire

    No win bonus…

  • Patrice Lavoie

    wow,,,, UFC pay their fighters so low compare to boxing !!

    • JDMMA

      compare to boxing (floyd Mayweather), UFC only sell 1/3 of PPVs, and ticket prices are 1/2

  • Richardww427

    Wow! Only $50,000 for Hendricks being the main event?! I would be embarrassed to pay a main event fighter that little of money for what it cost for him to even train for this fight. Shame on you UFC!!

    • Jay Mcgarrity

      They get money on the DL on top of their contract pay for good performances and what not. On top of his FOTN bonus, Hendricks probably got his win bonus and a nice chunk on top of that. He didn’t get paid GSP money but he definitely walked away with a good bit more than 50k from the UFC.

    • anonmoose

      Don’t forget the sponsors…

    • King_DG

      that probably doesn’t include pay per view buys or whatever. I’m sure he made at least $1million for this fight

      • james j

        Very correct. Hendricks made more than a million easy.

    • BAdams

      When Liz Carmoche fought Rousey in the main event for the title she made $5,000. Hendrick’s payday looks pretty good compared to that. And for those of you saying Hendricks made a million, u r absolutely insane, there’s nothing to suggest that. More likely, Hendricks made closer to 200,000, and GSP made a million. Only a select few fighters get ppv buys, usually the ones who are specified as not receiving win bonuses. Hendricks is nowhere near a big enough draw to recieve ppv buys.

  • Rob

    Hendricks not only gets screwed with the decision, but in pay as well. He’s more than proved to be worth more than that. Especially after a 6-fight winning streak.

    • 7poundbag_Com

      I’m sure he got a nice bonus. he also got fotn bonus

  • Maddawgmar

    What you all have to understand is that in MMA, unlike boxing, contracts are negotiated on a block of fights not a single fight. Because there are so many fights on a card, they are guaranteed a certain amount. In Boxing the pay is negotiated on that fight, based on who you are and who you are facing. They can do that because there are fewer fights, and usually only one fight that sells.

  • Jay Mcgarrity

    Leading the charge of the popular opinion that Hendricks won that title fight is no other than Dana White himself. Lets hope when it’s time to renegotiate Johny Hendricks’s contract that DW takes care of him and gives him what he deserves rather than using the fact that he does not hold the belt to resign him for less. Then again, I have no idea when Johny’s contract is up so he may very well have the belt by the time he has to resign. I would like to see Bagautinov get bumped up in pay as well, guy is a beast.

  • El Gvapo

    I wonder if this is the highest salaried UFC event to date? Usually you get a few $8k vs $8k fights but almost everyone on this card is getting a fair sized purse compared to other cards.

  • HendricksTappedLikeaBitch

    Johnny got what he deserved and he should feel lucky he got that and FOTN bonus. The ***** had been running his mouth off saying he was going to KO GSP and he didn’t deliver on his so adamant promise. He even said a KO was coming during the weigh-ins the day before the fight. What was his lame excuse for not delivering? he was only giving about 70% of his power and that that was enough. I’m glad uncle Dana *****-slapped him when he told him that 70% of his power was obviously not enough because he left it in the hands of the judges…LOL…gotta love Dana sometimes, even though, he was being a **** with GSP’s situation. Plus Johnny got away with tapping in the first round when GSP had him in a guillotine choke and he doesn’t even say anything about that. What a lame coward! Lucky for him, the won’t be so lucky next time around if there’s ever a next time around…LOL

    • Kris-tyahn

      I thought Hendricks had possibly won the fight after the fight ended, b/c we usually see GPS dominate & b/c of how he looked (which was stupid on my part), there were only 2 rounds where Hendricks really hurt GPS rounds 2 & 4. I still havent seen the fight again, but I remember watching the 1st round & thought GSP won the 1st round, which is the round everyone’s “debating”. It’s also funny that Hendricks says he out wrestled GSP, though the stats show he took GSP down twice, while GSP took him down 3X. Hendricks was lucky to get GSP down in the 4th round so early, b/c GSP trip up, which basically cost GSP the round & won the round for Hendricks. People talk like Hendricks was robbed, like he won 5 rounds to 0. I’ve seen much worst decisions. Now, had Hendricks won, would that have been a “bad” call/decision? Not at all. But Hendricks didn’t KO GSP, like he was claiming, he stated time & time again that all he needed was to connect once. The fact Hendricks said he was only punching at 70% just proves how pathetic he is, Hendricks is saying that b/c GSP took everyone of his shots & then some. So Hendricks has to save face & pretend like he wasn’t using all his power, like Who THE F%&K says that? A guy who’s butt hurt b/c he couldnt KO GSP with dozens of left hands, when all he needed was one according to him. BAHAHAHA!

      Hendricks didn’t get “hurt” in the rounds GSP won, which I think is why people think Hendricks was robbed, b/c the rounds GSP won, he won on “skill” not power. For a guy who didn’t suffer much damage, he sure did gas pretty bad after the 3rd, as expected. GSP who was hurt several times in the 2nd & 4th rounds, still had better cardio than Hendricks. Though, I think those savage elbows GSP ate in the 1st round slowed him down & caused GSP memory loss. Hendricks STILL COULDN’T finish or “dominate” GSP!!!
      I’d love to see a rematch where GSP doesn’t get elbowed/injured early in the fight, and then we’ll see how good Hendricks is. The fact he was more tired than GSP, after he dished out a lot more “punishmnet” in the 2 rounds he won, compared to the two rounds GSP won, isn’t a positive thing for Hendricks. Want to see a rematch & I’d love to see Condit vs. Hendricks again but for 5 rounds. Not sold on Lawler doing much vs. Hendricks or Condit.

  • Rezsurfer

    Lots of newbies here and are idiots mouthing off about s*** they dont know or understand.. money wise im talking if you dont understand the contracts or how UFC pays and does and your here mouthing off shut the hell up…. your looking like fools and idiots

  • datruth

    the judges deserve a big part of gsp purse!!!