The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released a few of the fighter salaries last night after the UFC 79-Nemesis event. According to them, George St. Pierre was paid $60,000 USD for fight and acquired another $60,000 USD for the defeat over Matt Hughes. As for Hughes, he was paid $100,000 USD regardless of whether or not he won, but his salary would have doubled if he defeated GSP.
Chuck Liddell took home the highest amount, which was $500,000 USD and he’ll look to put in more cash in his pockets from sponsors, pay per view cuts and possible bonus money. Although Wanderlei Silva lost to Chuck by a unanimous decision, he’ll still be taking home $150,000 USD for his performance in the octagon.
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou lost to Lyoto Machida through an arm triangle submission, but he was still paid $40,000 USD for his work. As for Machida, he was paid $30,000 USD for fighting and his submission helped him double that amount to give him a total of $60,000 USD to keep.
These were the only payouts we were able to obtain for now, but we’ll have the rest of the fighter salaries later this week.
For the official results of the UFC 79-Nemesis fight card, click here