UFC 183 salaries: Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz earn biggest paydays

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Headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz were the top earners at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event.

Silva earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 in his unanimous-decision win over Diaz, who earned $500,000, MMAjunkie today confirmed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

UFC 183 took place Jan. 31 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The total disclosed payroll was $2,142,000.

The full UFC 183 payouts included:

Anderson Silva: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $500,000

Tyron Woodley: $139,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)*
def. Kelvin Gastelum: $21,000*

Al Iaquinta: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Lauzon: $36,000

Thales Leites: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $52,000

Thiago Alves: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $22,000

Miesha Tate: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $25,000

Derek Brunson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $47,000

John Lineker: $35,700 (includes $21,000 win bonus)+
def. Ian McCall: $22,300+

Rafael Natal: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Watson: $16,000

Ildemar Alcantara: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Richardson Moreira: $8,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Andy Enz: $8,000

* – After missing weight Gastelum fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to Woodley
+ – After missing weight, Lineker fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to McCall

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 183 bonuses to Boetsch (“Fight of the Night”), Alves (“Performance of the Night”) and Leites (“Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night,” for $100,000 total).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

Headliners Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz were the top earners at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event.

Silva earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 in his unanimous-decision win over Diaz, who earned $500,000, MMAjunkie today confirmed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

UFC 183 took place Jan. 31 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The total disclosed payroll was $2,142,000.

The full UFC 183 payouts included:

Anderson Silva: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Diaz: $500,000

Tyron Woodley: $139,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)*
def. Kelvin Gastelum: $21,000*

Al Iaquinta: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Lauzon: $36,000

Thales Leites: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $52,000

Thiago Alves: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $22,000

Miesha Tate: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $25,000

Derek Brunson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $47,000

John Lineker: $35,700 (includes $21,000 win bonus)+
def. Ian McCall: $22,300+

Rafael Natal: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Watson: $16,000

Ildemar Alcantara: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Richardson Moreira: $8,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Andy Enz: $8,000

* – After missing weight Gastelum fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to Woodley
+ – After missing weight, Lineker fined 30 percent of purse, which was awarded to McCall

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 183 bonuses to Boetsch (“Fight of the Night”), Alves (“Performance of the Night”) and Leites (“Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night,” for $100,000 total).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.