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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UFC 92 medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official medical suspensions from UFC 92, which is a necessity after MMA events usually for precautionary reasons.

Forrest Griffin has what seems to be a broken left hand, which he said in a post-fight interview he injured in round one. He has a minimum suspension until February 12, but can be cleared early with a negative x-ray.

Wanderlei Silva, who many were concerned about after receiving a devastating knockout from Quinton Jackson has been suspended until Feb. 27 with no contact until Feb. 12.

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UFC 92 post-fight interviews (Nogueira, Barry, Dollaway, Hamill, Hardonk, Kongo, Griffin, Evans, Jackson)

Here’s a collection of UFC 92 post-fight interviews from Pat Barry, CB Dollaway, Matt Hamill, Antoni Hardonk, Cheick Kongo, Quinton Jackson, Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Rashad Evans. They also field questions at the post fight press conference.

UFC 92 post-fight press conference, Rashad Evans

Rashad fields questions from the press about his UFC Light Heavyweight Title victory over Forrest Griffin. Rashad says he is ready to take on all comers but admits it took him awhile to find his rhythm in this fight. He also gives a lot of credit to Forrest’s toughness.

UFC 92 post-fight press conference, Rampage Jackson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talks about what winning this fight against Wanderlei Silva means to him. He responded to the critics who said he may not have been mentally ready for Wandy due to personal problems and his past losses to him. Rampage discusses the changes he made to get ready for this fight. He also … Read more

UFC 92 post-fight press conference, Mir & Nogueira

Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira talk about what went down inside the Octagon at UFC 92. Mir talks about what winning this fight means to him and how he was able to defeat the legend. Big Nog admits that Mir was the better fighter and that he could not find his rhythm. Nog also … Read more

Satoshi Ishii meets with Dana White in Vegas

We told you a couple of weeks ago that 2008 Olympic judo gold medallist, Satoshi Ishii had made it very clear he only wanted to fight for the UFC and Dana White having got word of this, invited Ishii to UFC 92 this weekend.

MMAFighting.com is reporting that Ishii arrived in Las Vegas and met with UFC president Dana White at the MGM Grand on Friday. Ishii expressed a desire to train in the U.S. and asked White for recommendations. White suggested AKA in San Jose or Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to the Japanese judoka.

Ishii mentioned that he had considered training with Fedor and Team Red Devil in Russia. White assured Ishii that the best training for MMA was not to be found in Russia, but in the United States. In fact, White invited Ishii to stay in Las Vegas and train at Xtreme Couture for one month. White told him he would learn about real MMA fighters through training with the best and then he would evaluate Ishii based upon feedback from the Xtreme Couture trainers.

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UFC 92 report card

Zuffa wrapped up their year at the MGM Grand this Saturday night with UFC 92. Quinton Jackson got a monkey off his back, Rashad Evans may very well find himself at the top of many 205 rankings and Frank Mir supplanted his status within the MMA history books.

Expectations were high for “The Ultimate 2008” card, featuring two title fights, one grudge match and an under card featuring some interesting bouts. UFC 92 may not go down as the best in UFC history, however, it certainly did not disappoint.

Overall Grade: B

The televised portion of the card boasted six stoppages via knockout or TKO (seven if you agree with Forrest Griffin’s flailing admission) and one tap out due to strikes. Had there been more active work on the ground this card could have earned a B+/A-. However, for a card to be considered “A” worthy, it needs to show off all facets of MMA.

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