The official numbers have been released for UFC 92: Ultimate 2008 and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson walked away with the biggest paycheck of $325,000 for his efforts against Wanderlei Silva.
While the pay scale does include win bonuses, it does not include the infamous UFC locker room bonuses or Fight of the Night and Knockout bonuses.
Rampage’s purse of $325,000 only includes his base pay and win bonus. In addition, he also walked away with a ‘KO of the Night’ $60,000 for knocking out Silva in the first round.
Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin also pocketed an extra sixty grand after they earned Fight of the Night honors for their bout.
The total payroll for the night’s event: $1,381,000.00 (one million, three-hundred and eighty-one thousand dollars)
Quinton Jackson: $325,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $250,000
Wanderlei Silva: $200,000
Rashad Evans: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
Forrest Griffin: $100,000
Frank Mir: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Cheick Kongo: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Yushin Okami: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
C.B. Dollaway: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Matt Hamill: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Dean Lister: $19,000
Ryo Chonan: $18,000
Reese Andy: $15,000
Brad Blackburn: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Patrick Barry: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Mostapha Al Turk: $7,000
Mike Massenzio: $5,000
Mike Wessel: $4,000
Dan Evensen: $4,000
Editor’s Note: It’s also important to keep in mind that the fighters pay quite a hefty tax on top of their salary and any bonus they might earn.