TUF 18 Finale: For Skipping HS Reunion, Nate Diaz Gets $30,000

TUF 18 Finale: For Skipping HS Reunion, Nate Diaz Gets $30,000

The decision to skip his high school reunion and defeat Gray Maynard scored Nate Diaz $30,000 this past weekend at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.

Diaz defeated Maynard in the main event, earning $15,000 in win bonus money. He previously stated plans to pull out of the fight after hearing it was the same weekend as his high school reunion.

Maynard pocketed $45,000, according to numbers released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The salaries below do not include any type of bonus or sponsorship money.

Nate Diaz: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)

Gray Maynard: $45,000

Julianna Pena: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Jessica Rakoczy: $8,000

Chris Holdsworth: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Davey Grant: $8,000

Jessamyn Duke: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Peggy Morgan: $8,000

Raquel Pennington: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Roxanne Modafferi: $8,000

Akira Corassani: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Maximo Blanco: $17,000

Tom Niinimaki: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Rani Yahya: $20,000

Jared Rosholt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Walter Harris: $8,000

Sean Spencer: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Drew Dober: $8,000

Josh Sampo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Ryan Benoit: $8,000

3 COMMENTS
  • SBERG says:

    Nate has been around how long and only gets a $15,000 base per fight? Maynard lost and got $45,000… Huh?
    Ok I guess Maynard has been in a few more bigger fights so I don’t mean to question his salary but after all this time in the UFC Nate is only getting $15,000 in base pay? Just thought he was making more in base pay by now…

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    The rumor is that Dana or the UFC financials, or someone in his camp, told Diaz and a few other fighters to sign a contract with a very small base pay, but with a lot of big unwritten bonuses, to help with taxes at the end of the year.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Diaz graduated from high school? Stockton must be in worse shape than I thought.

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