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UFC 73 Fighter Payouts
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has reportedly released the payouts for UFC 73. Four fighters only walked away with $3000, Alvin Robinson, Diego Saraiva, Jason Gilliam, and Mark Bocek. Sean Sherk’s purse was $28k and he is the UFC lightweight Champion. Rashad Evans made only 16k, WTF. The big winners were Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira both combined to make up half the total purse($761,000). The Ex Pride fighters are Negotiating some big contracts. Nogueira $200k and Herring at $70k. Remember these payouts don’t reflect any bonuses or sponsorships paid to the fighters.
The total disclosed UFC 73 payroll for the event was $761,000.
Anderson Silva ($90,000) def. Nate Marquardt ($24,000)
Kenny Florian ($16,000) def. Alvin Robinson ($3,000)
Tito Ortiz ($210,000) vs. Rashad Evans ($16,000)
Sean Sherk ($28,000) def. Hermes Franca ($14,000)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($200,000) def. Heath Herring ($70,000)
Stephan Bonnar ($32,000) def. Mike Nickels ($5,000)
Jorge Gurgel ($14,000) def. Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Chris Lytle ($20,000) def. Jason Gilliam ($3,000)
Frank Edgar ($10,000) def. Mark Bocek ($3,000)
via the Junkie