Quinton Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 92 event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 27.
Rashad Evans scored a third-round stoppage of fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner Forrest Griffin to claim the UFC light heavyweight title in the show’s main event while Frank Mir put on the best performance of his career in defeating Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to recapture a piece of the UFC heavyweight belt that he once owned.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who avenged two prior losses to Wanderlei Silva by knocking out the Brazilian in the first round of their rubber match, received the highest payout of all the fighters on the card at $325,000. Despite his loss to Mir, Nogueira was right behind Jackson with a base pay of $250,000.
Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.
The complete list released today by the NSAC:
Patrick Barry ($10,000) def. Dan Evensen ($4,000)
Brad Blackburn ($14,000) def. Ryo Chonan ($18,000)
Matt Hamill ($20,000) def. Reese Andy ($15,000)
Antoni Hardonk ($28,000) def. Mike Wessel ($4,000)
Yushin Okami ($32,000) def. Dean Lister ($19,000)
Cheick Kongo ($90,000) def. Mustapha al Turk ($7,000)
Quinton Jackson ($325,000) def. Wanderlei Silva ($200,000)
C.B. Dollaway ($20,000) def. Mike Massenzio ($5,000)
Frank Mir ($90,000) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($250,000)
Rashad Evans ($130,000) def. Forrest Griffin ($100,000)