Tito Ortiz not only saved his UFC career this past weekend, he also took home the night’s biggest payday, by far.
“The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” pocketed a whopping $450,000 for choking out TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader just 1:56 into the fight.
When you figure in another $75,000 for Ortiz’s “submission of the night” bonus, the longtime UFC vet made well over half a million dollars for his less than two minutes of work.
The following UFC 132 salary report was released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday:
- Dominick Cruz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $32,000
- Chris Leben: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus) def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000
- Dennis Siver: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Matt Wiman: $25,000
- Tito Ortiz: $450,000 (no win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $20,000
- Carlos Condit: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Dong Hyun Kim: $41,000
- Melvin Guillard: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Shane Roller: $21,000
- Rafael dos Anjos: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. George Sotiropoulos: $15,000
- Brian Bowles: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000
- Aaron Simpson: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Brad Tavares: $10,000
- Anthony Njokuani: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Andre Winner: $14,000
- Jeff Hougland: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Donny Walker: $6,000
NOTE: The above figures only represent base salaries reported to the commission and do not include money fighters may have earned from “fight night” or “locker room” bonuses, or from sponsorships. The reported salaries also do not reflect expenses fighters may have to pay out such as taxes, licensing fees, etc.