UFC 178 Salary Report: Johnson, McGregor Top Payroll

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This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178.

The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round.

Below is the salary report for the event, which was obtained by MMAJunkie from the NSAC.

* indicates ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus, worth $50,000
** indicates ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, worth $50,000 for both fighters involved.

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

*Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000

**Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. **Tim Kennedy: $70,000

Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000

*Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000

Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000

With the added in bonus figures, Conor McGregor topped the payroll at $200,000, Yoel Romero made $108,000, Tim Kennedy made $120,000, and Dominick Cruz made $150,000.

This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178. The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round. Below is the salary report for the event, which… Read more »

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