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UFC on FX 3 Fighter Salaries: Mike Pyle Takes Home the Bacon

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Mike Pyle at UFC 128The UFC on FX 3 fighter salaries were released to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson won a unanimous decision victory over Ian McCall in their main event rematch. Johnson now moves on to face Joseph Benavidez for the first ever UFC flyweight championship at an undetermined future event.

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 on FX 3 Fighter Salaries

Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Ian McCall: $9,000

Erick Silva: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Charlie Brenneman: $18,000

Mike Pyle: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $14,000

Eddie Wineland: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500

Mike Pierce: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000

Seth Baczynski: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Lance Benoist: $8,000

Matt Grice: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Leonard Garcia: $20,000

Dustin Pague: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Papazian: $6,000

Tim Means: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Salas: $8,000

Buddy Roberts: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Caio Magalhaes: $8,000

Henry Martinez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Bernardo Magalhaes: $6,000

Sean Pierson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Hecht: $8,000

UFC on FX 3 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $423,500


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  • KBEsq

    You will hardly ever see me on the side that criticizes fighter pay, because I believe at the higher levels, it’s completely justified, boxing notwithstanding.

    However, I hope McCall and Johnson got some good discretionary bonuses. 9k for McCall is just insane. The guy has such a great attitude too.

  • Michael

    LOL the amount UFC made off that and this is the fighters pay it makes me sick. maybe pac man can subsidize their wages a bit.

  • pooby

    Go back to that interview with DW and Lorenzo where they said they are bigger than the NFl worldwide and are now competing with soccer.

    The UFC has far fewer fighters than the NFL has players. An NFL bench warmer will pocket 9k in the time it takes to pick his nose.

    • afk

      The sport is the fastest growing sport on the planet… that doesn’t mean the UFC is the most profitable promoter/franchise in the world.

      I do agree that 9k for McCall is crazy but you clearly don’t understand the larger picture here.

  • wiiliamstanley

    They have at least two big profitable fights a month. A grip of product that sells, reality t.v. shows, video games…ect are you F%$cking kidding me. These fools are raking it in. Im not calling you and idiot or anything , but the picture isnt very large!