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Griffin, Ortiz, Koscheck and Nogueira among highest paid fighters from UFC 106

titoortiz1Forrest Griffin may have edged out Tito Ortiz on the judges scorecards during the main event of this past weekend’s UFC 106, the bout can be officially declared a draw in the financial department as both men walked away with a cool 250K for their bruises.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the salary figures in a report from

Other top paid fighters include Josh Koscheck, who collected $106,000 for strangling Anthony Johnson, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who picked up 100 large for the two minutes it took to leave fellow Brazilian Luiz Cane in a heap via TKO.

A full list of the reported salaries from UFC 106 are listed below:

Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000

Josh Koscheck: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Johnson: $17,000

Paulo Thiago: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $100,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane: $19,000

Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni: $25,000

Ben Saunders: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $27,000

Kendall Grove: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. Jake Rosholt: $15,000

Brian Foster: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson: $26,000

Caol Uno: $20,000 vs. Fabricio Camoes: $10,000

George Sotiropoulos: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jason Dent: $8,000

  • edub says:

    Phil Baroni: $25,000… wow. If i was a fighters manager and saw this I would be livid. He got paid more than both Anthony Johnson and Jacob Volkman combined.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    thats what i was thinking dub.
    how does that happen??

  • Cory Brady says:

    Johnson and Baroni are under the same management.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    It’s all about the timing of when you sign your contract. Baroni just signed his so naturally he’s making more than a guy, like Johnson, who signed his contract a few fights ago. If “Rumble” signed a new deal today I’m pretty sure he’d be making more than the NYBA per bout.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    didnt know they were under the same management. Still I can be a human punching bag for that kind of money lol

  • Kamakosmo says:

    C’mon now, $17K for Johnson and he’s in the Co-Main Event??

  • Vogairian says:

    Kamakosmo: C’mon now, $17K for Johnson and he’s in the Co-Main Event??

    Not that suprising he’s probably on his original contract or if he signed a new contract after around 5 fights he was 4-1 with a loss that really shouldn’t have been one.

  • Angry Mike says:

    If I understand this correctly, Griffin had to win in order to earn 250k, but Ortiz got that much despite losing. I wonder how much Ortiz would’ve earned if he’d won. And I wonder if Griffin is happy about it, especially since he’s as popular as Ortiz, and maybe more so.

  • FightFan313 says:

    Johnson 17k ? Can’t be right. Strikeforce pays as much as the list above. WEC guys don’t get paid shit. No wonder Dan Henderson and Strikeforce is in the air.


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