Ok, it is time to get paid The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries for UFC 86 today. Notice that Grabriel Gonzaga (mentioned in the piece below) made $100,000. The man was on the under card. How does someone go from fighting in the main event for the HW title, to the under card a few fights later? Either way, Gonzaga was the third highest paid fighter on the card. Joe Stevenson and Josh Koschek also had a nice payday in UFC terms. These figures do not include the fight of the night bonuses which were $60,000. Fight of the Night went to Griffin and Jackson. Submission of the night went to Cole Miller and the knock out of the night went to melvin Guillard.
Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def.
Quinton Jackson: $225,000
Patrick Cote: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def.
Ricardo Almeida: $23,000
Joe Stevenson: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def.
Gleison Tibau: $11,000
Josh Koscheck: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def.
Chris Lytle: $14,000
Tyson Griffin: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def.
Marcus Aurelio: $40,000
Gabriel Gonzaga: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def.
Justin McCully: $5,000
Cole Miller: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def.
Jorge Gurgel: $ 10,000
Melvin Guillard: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def.
Dennis Siver: $7,000
Justin Buchholz: $8,000 ($4000 win bonus) def.
Corey Hill: $8,000