Georges St. Pierre may have had a tough night at UFC 167, but the welterweight champion, not surprisingly, led all competitors in terms of earnings for the November 16th card.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll for Saturday’s event, and according to their figures, St. Pierre collected $400,000 for his split decision win over Johny Hendricks. Mr. “Bigg Rigg”, meanwhile, earned $50K for his impressive performance. Of course, these numbers do not include any additional money the two earned in terms of sponsorships or pay-per-view dividends.
The card’s second highest earner was reportedly Rashad Evans, as the former light-heavyweight champ made $250,000 for his first round stoppage victory over Chael Sonnen. Evans’ earning included a win bonus of $125,000. Sonnen collected $100,000 for his efforts.
Another of the night’s top earners was Robbie Lawler, as the punishing slugger made $166,000 (including an $83K win bonus) for his split decision victory over fellow welterweight contender Rory MacDonald. The latter made 50 grand for his performance.
So, here is the complete payroll that was disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC (as reported by MMA Junkie.com). As noted above, the numbers do not reflect any additional pay a fighter may have earned, like performance bonuses etc. UFC 167 was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (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
Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Donovan: $8,000