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Complete UFC 178 Salaries, Medical Suspensions For Fighters

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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was one of four fighters to earn over $100,000 from fights at UFC 178 this past weekend.

“Mighty Mouse,” who defeated Chris Cariaso in the main event, earned $183,000. That included a $54,000 win bonus.

Conor McGregor picked up a check for $150,000 for his win over Dustin Poirier, while Donald Cerrone ($126,000) and Eddie Alvarez ($100,000) also broke the six-figure mark.

As usual, these numbers do not include any type of locker room, sponsorship or bonus money.

Also, the fighter medical suspensions were released, with Tim Kennedy receiving one of the longer suspensions.

Kennedy, who lost to Yoel Romero, was medically suspended 180 days and will need to have his left orbital inferior looked at for a blowout fracture.

Cat Zingano, Stephen Thompson and Jon Tuck were also given 180-day suspensions.

Complete UFC 178 fighter salaries:

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)

Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)

Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)

Dustin Poirier: $34,000

Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)

Tim Kennedy: $70,000

Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)

Amanda Nunes: $15,000

Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)

Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)

James Krause: $15,000

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)

Patrick Cote: $33,000

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)

John Howard: $21,000

Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Jon Tuck: $10,000

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)

Cody Gibson: $10,000

Complete UFC 178 fighter medical suspensions:

Eddie Alvarez suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Dustin Poirier suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Yoel Romero suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days

Tim Kennedy suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days; additionally, must clear left orbital inferior blowout fracture with opthalmologist or plastic surgeon or no contest for 180 days

Cat Zingano must have upper back cleared by a doctor or no contest for 180 days

Amanda Nunes suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for left eyebrow laceration

Takeya Mizugaki suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days

James Krause suspended 45 days with no contact for 21 days

Stephen Thompson must have right eye cleared by an opthalmologist and right hand X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest for 180 days

Jon Tuck must have right shoulder and right foot cleared by a doctor or no contest for 180 days

Cody Gibson suspended 30 days with no contact for 15 days

9 COMMENTS
  • Screenplaya says:

    Tim Kennedy’s agent needs to contact Cerrone and Zingano and start negotiating on their behalf. In what world does Kennedy get more guaranteed money than Cowboy? And Zingano? Was she doing Dana a favor, or something?

  • hindsightufuk says:

    fuck me even Jon Tuck and Cody Gibson have higher base salaries

    look at Jorge Masvidal on $45K, that’s obscene. He’s only on $18k less than Donald Cerrone!

    I never look at these salaries, it just doesn’t tell the whole story does it

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I can Understand Cat a little bit as this was only her second UFC fight in 2 years, Kennedy was coming in from Strikeforce and we all know how they paid a ton of money to everybody basically.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Alvarez got a good contract for his first ever UFC fight

  • AlphaOmega says:

    OFF TOPIC: But remember how a lot of people were saying Cung Le was on roids before the Bisping fight because of one pic, and him saying that they were all wrong. It was revealed tonight that he pissed hot for HGH after the fight

  • hindsightufuk says:

    9 months suspension, wonder if that’s the last time we see him in competition. at 42 years old, that was some beating to take.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I am sure sad to read of that news. I like Cung Le a lot but this is dissapointing.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    New development on the Cung Le front:

    http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/cung-le-fires-back-i-did-not-take-any-performance-enhancing-drugs-100214?cmpid=tsmtw:fscom:ufconfox

    Cung says he didn’t take anything, that he passed three different tests, two urine and one blood that cleared him of all drugs, so he’s confused to why he would have a high HGH level. His drs are worried it might mean somethings wrong with him, or that the testing was faulty

  • Dufresne says:

    Cung says he didn’t take anything, that he passed three different tests, two urine and one blood that cleared him of all drugs, so he’s confused to why he would have a high HGH level. His drs are worried it might mean somethings wrong with him, or that the testing was faulty

    If he’s telling the truth on this, and I’m not sure either way, then he could very well have a pituitary issue. Which isn’t really that uncommon in people with repeated head trauma like a lifetime of combat sports. I think I’m about 70:30 guilty:not guilty, and that’s mostly because of a picture he released before the Bisping fight where he looked Vitor-esque.

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