The UFC 106 fighter salaries have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the total disclosed fighter payroll was $1,021,000. Main event fighters Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin were the highest paid fighters on the card.
A former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Griffin earned $100,000 to step back in the Octagon with Tito Ortiz, and earned another $150,000 as a bonus for getting the split decision victory.
Also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (the longest reigning in UFC history), Ortiz took home a flat rate of $250,000. Win or lose, he would have made the same amount.
The lowest paid fighter on the card was late replacement Jacob Volkmann. He earned $6,000 in his unanimous decision loss to Paulo Thiago.
Here is the complete UFC 106 salaries:
•W-Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
•L-Tito Ortiz: $250,000
•W-Josh Koscheck: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus)
•L-Anthony Johnson: $17,000
•W-Paulo Thiago: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
•L-Jacob Volkmann: $6,000
•W-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $100,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
•L-Luiz Cane: $19,000
•W-Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
•L-Phil Baroni: $25,000
•W-Ben Saunders: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
•L-Marcus Davis: $27,000
•W-Kendall Grove: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus)
•L-Jake Rosholt: $15,000
•W-Brian Foster: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
•L-Brock Larson: $26,000
•D-Caol Uno: $20,000 (draw)
•D-Fabricio Camoes: $10,000 (draw)
•WGeorge Sotiropoulos: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
•L-Jason Dent: $8,000
Note: The above figures only represent base salaries. They do not include Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, or Kknockout of the Night bonuses. They also do not include any money earned from sponsorships, nor do they reflect money fighter’s must pay in taxes, fees, and expenses.