With a successful title dense of his UFC welterweight title, Georges St. Pierre took home an event-high $400,000 from this past Saturday's UFC 94 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in ffice:smarttags" />
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His opponent, B.J. Penn, earned $125,000, and other top earners included Lyoto Machida ($120,000), Karo Parisyan ($80,000) and preliminary-card fighter Jon Fitch ($68,000).
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,091,000.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and today received the list of disclosed salary figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The full list of paydays included:
Georges St. Pierre: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $125,000
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def. Thiago Silva: $29,000
Jon Jones: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
def. Stephan Bonnar: $22,000
Karo Parisyan: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus)
def. Dong Hyun Kim: $26,000
Clay Guida: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $20,000
Jon Fitch: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus)
def. Akihiro Gono: $28,000
Thiago Tavares: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $14,000
John Howard: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Wilson: $15,500
Jake O'Brien: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus)
def. Christian Wellisch: $12,000
Dan Cramer: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Arroyo: $8,000
All of the night's losing fighters could have doubled their salaries with a victory.
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 bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
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