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Robbie Lawler highest-paid fighter at UFC on FOX 8

Robbie Lawler highest-paid fighter at UFC on FOX 8

The list of salaries attached to UFC on FOX 8 has surfaced and, surprisingly, the top earner wasn’t in the evening’s co-headlining clash or main event. In fact, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson had four of his peers draw a paycheck bigger than his and another match it.

According to the Washington State Department of Licensing, welterweight Robbie Lawler was the only six-figure scrapper this past Saturday night, receiving $156,000 for his knockout of Bobby Voelker. The victory was Lawler’s second straight since returning to the UFC.

Meanwhile, Johnson made $58,000 for his successful title-defense against John Moraga. Other notable figures listed included $58,000 for Danny Castillo, $66,000 for Jorge Masvidal, $74,000 for Ed Herman, and $84,000 for Melvin Guillard.

Also worth mentioning, Johnson, Guillard, Herman, and Trevor Smith scored an extra $50,000 each for performance-related bonuses not listed in the regulatory board’s report.

Read below for a full list of UFC on FOX 8 salaries as given to media:

John Albert – $10,000
Yaotzin Meza – $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Aaron Riley – $14,000
Justin Salad – $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Julie Kedzie – $9,000
Germaine de Randamie – $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
Trevor Smith – $8,000
Ed Herman – $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
Yves Edwards – $21,000
Daron Cruickshank – $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tim Means – $12,000
Danny Castillo – $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Michael Chiesa – $15,000
Jorge Masvidal – $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Jessica Andrade – $8,000
Liz Carmouche – $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Bobby Voelker – $12,000
Robbie Lawler – $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus)
Jake Ellenberger – $52,000
Rory MacDonald – $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
John Moraga – $17,000
Demetrious Johnson – $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)

3 COMMENTS
  • MickeyC says:

    I know pay talk has come up B4, but that seems a lil low for DJ. Hope he got a locker room bonus we are not hearing about. A champ who has defended his belt at least once B4, &gets the finish.I mean if he had lost he would have gotten 29,000. Jones was making more than that per fightbefore he was even the champ.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    good for Robbie, at least he came to fight. Always supported the guy, glad he’s getting some. I’m sure Zuffa expected him to get steamrolled and make a quick exit.

    As for DJ, Dana and co keep telling us that the Flyweights are for real, need to be taken seriously, but refuse to put them on PPV and pay the champ pittance.

    Personally get no enjoyment from watching Mighty Mouse fight, but guy should be paid proper

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    mighty mouse should get more $ but he cant complain until hes headlining a ppv. If lawler gets the winner of gsp & hendricks thats a big payday fight but maraga vs mouse not so much.

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