The salaries for fighters from UFC On Fox: Henderson Vs. Diaz have been reported, with former champions Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and BJ Penn leading the way. The salaries were reported by MMAWeekly.com through confirmation by the Washington Department of Licensing.
Rua, who lost in the co-main event to Alexander Gustafsson, still took home $175,000, while Penn was right behind at $150,000. Penn was defeated by Rory MacDonald.
Main event fighters Benson Henderson ($78,000) and Nate Diaz ($50,000) were part of the third-highest rated Fox UFC show. Henderson defended his UFC lightweight title with a decision victory.
Below are the complete salaries, which do not include any bonus money paid to the fighters:
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Benson Henderson: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
Nate Diaz: $50,000
Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: $175,000
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Rory MacDonald: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
BJ Penn: $150,000
Matt Brown: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Mike Swick: $48,000
Yves Edwards: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Raphael Assuncao: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Mike Easton: $14,000
Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Joe Proctor: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Henry Martinez: $8,000
Abel Trujillo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000
Dennis Siver: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus)
Nam Phan: $10,000
Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 (includes $20,500 win bonus)
John Albert: $10,000
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