The ‘GOAT’ Lobov makes unique offer to the UFC matchmakers involving charity

Artem Lobov is one of the most privileged fighters in the UFC. In fact some fans believe his friend Conor McGregor’s contract contains a clause where he must remain in the organization while the Irishman is on the roster. Artem is often entertaining no doubt but at what point do they say a 2-5 record in the UFC isn’t good enough to be considered elite. We hope he gets one more fight because he has offered to donate half of his purse to a children’s charity. His last payday totaled $22K and half of that would do some real good. Here’s what he tweeted…

Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes top UFC 117 fighter salaries at $200K each

If you are an up-and-coming MMA fighter, or maybe you’re thinking about choosing professional MMA as a possible career choice, then you will likely find the UFC 117 fighter salaries quite inspiring.

UFC 106 fighter salaries

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.

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“Minotauro” top earner as UFC 102 fighter payroll totals nearly $1.3 million

UFC 102 fighters earned a total disclosed payroll of $1,285,000 for their efforts this past weekend at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

The highest earner of the night was main event winner Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira who took home a total of $400,000. Nick Catone was the lowest earner on the card. He lost a split decision to Mark Munoz in the prelims and took home $5,000 for his troubles.

Just possibly the highest paid preliminary card fighter in history was Gabriel Gonzaga who took home a nice $120,000 for his utter decimation and castration of Chris Tuchscherer.

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June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighter salaries

The fighter salaries for the June 19 “Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” event at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., have been released by the Washington State Dept. of Licensing’s Professional Athletics Program.

According to the report from MMAJunkie, the total disclosed payroll for the Strikeforce event which aired on Showtime was $198,500.

The night’s top earner was main event winner Joey Villasenor who pocketed $48,000, while the low men on the totem pole were preliminary card fighters Taylor Roberts, George Stork, and Alex Zuniga, who all earned $1,000 each.

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“Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” fighter salaries and live gate

On April 11th, STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and was broadcast live on Showtime.

15,211 MMA fans showed up to watch the event live with a total gate from ticket sales at $750,000.

The total fighter payroll was $633,445. Although Frank Shamrock lost to Nick Diaz via TKO in the main event, “The Legend” was still able to walk away as the big winner for the night when it came to salary with a sweet $369,790 paycheck.

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Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning fighter payroll

The Affliction M-1 Global: Day of Reckoning disclosed fighter salaries totaled in excess of three million dollars. This is just the disclosed base pay; there are sponsorships and most likely other bonuses (especially for Fedor) that are not included in these numbers. Andrei Arlovski may not have won inside the ring against Fedor, but he was the big winner of the night when it came to money, taking home a whopping 1.5 million dollars.

– Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000 (win bonus would have been $250,000)

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UFC 92 pay scale: $1,381,000.00

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.

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