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UFC 139 Salaries and Medical Suspensions for “Shogun vs. Henderson”

Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson UFC 139 weigh inThe California State Athletic Commission has released UFC 139’s fighter salaries and medical suspensions, with Cung Le, Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua topping the $1.5 million payroll, while Henderson and Rua landed the longest suspensions following their five-round war.

The UFC 139 fighter salaries were:

  • Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $165,000
  • Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Cung Le: $350,000
  • Urijah Faber: $64,000 (incl.$32,000 win bonus) def. Brian Bowles: $19,000
  • Martin Kampmann: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $19,000
  • Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000
  • Ryan Bader: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus) def. Jason Brilz: $13,000
  • Michael McDonald: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto: $6,000
  • Chris Weidman: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000
  • Gleison Tibau: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Rafael dos Anjos: $16,000
  • Miguel Torres: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Nick Pace: $4,000
  • Seth Baczynski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown: $12,000
  • Danny Castillo: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

The UFC 139 medical suspensions included:

  • Dan Henderson: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor and MRI/CT scan for possible right thumb fracture. Suspended 60 days for “hard bout”
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor for possible facial and skull fracture. Suspended 60 days for eyebrow laceration. Suspended 45 days for “hard bout”
  • Wanderlei Silva: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by doctor for right eyebrow laceration
  • Cung Le: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by doctor for possible nasal fracture. Suspended 45 days for TKO loss
  • Brian Bowles: Suspended 45 days for submission loss
  • Martin Kampmann: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by doctor for forehead and right eyebrow lacerations
  • Rick Story: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by doctor for chin laceration
  • Jason Brilz: Suspended 45 days for TKO loss
  • Michael McDonald: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for possible finger fracture
  • Tom Lawlor: Suspended 45 days for submission loss
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for possible finger fracture
  • Shamar Bailey: Suspended 45 days for TKO loss

In addition to the salaries listed above, which are simply what the UFC is required to disclose to the athletic commission and not representative of a fighter’s total earnings, Henderson, Rua, Silva, Le, McDonald, and Faber each took home $70,000 bonuses.

UFC 139 drew 13,832 fans to the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Saturday for a live gate of $1.27 million, as Henderson edged Rua in a “Fight of the Year” contender, Silva stopped Le in the co-main event, and Faber submitted Bowles.

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