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UFC 137 Fighter Salaries: Nick Diaz, BJ Penn Top Payroll

Nick Diaz UFC 137 weigh-inUFC 137 headliners Nick Diaz ($200,000) and BJ PennĀ  ($150,000) topped the $1 million-plus fighter payroll for Saturday’s UFC 137 event in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced today.

Other top earners included Cheick Kongo ($140,000), Brandon Vera ($120,000), and Mirko Cro Cop ($75,000).

The official salaries for UFC 137, which don’t include bonuses, sponsorships, or expenses, were (via MMAjunkie):

  • Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
  • Cheick Kongo: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Matt Mitrione: $10,000
  • Roy Nelson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: $75,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $33,000 ($16,500 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
  • Hatsu Hioki: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. George Roop: $8,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver: $27,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Tyson Griffin: $34,000
  • Brandon Vera: $120,000 ($60,000 win bonus) def. Eliot Marshall: $15,000
  • Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $5,000
  • Francis Carmont: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Chris Camozzi: $8,000
  • Clifford Starks: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Jacoby: $6,000

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Pictured: Nick Diaz (via UFC.com)

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