UFC 244 Salaries: Jorge Masvidal And Nate Diaz Lead Purse Report
Jorge Masvidal walked away with the BMF title at New York's Madison Square Garden and a reported half-million disclosed purse.
Masvidal stopped Nate Diaz by doctor's stoppage during their welterweight bout at UFC 244 to claim the 'Baddest Motherf**ker of the Octagon' title.
And both main-eventers led the reported disclosed payroll for UFC 244, pocketing $500,000 a piece.
Aside from Masvidal vs. Diaz, seven other UFC 244 fighters earned six-figure purses: Darren Till ($240,000), Kelvin Gastelum ($165,000), Stephen Thompson ($290,000), Derrick Lewis ($280,000), Kevin Lee ($218,000), Corey Anderson ($184,000) and Andrei Arlovski ($300,000).
In addition to their reported purses, Thompson, Vicente Luque, Lee and Anderson also banked $50,000 for fight of the night related bonuses for their Octagon performances.
Gregor Gillespie was undefeated in 13 fights coming into #UFC244.
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The full UFC 244 reported pay-outs are listed below (via MMA Breakdown), but these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship incomes, discretionary bonuses and pay-per-view points are not publicly disclosed.
Jorge Masvidal: $500,000 def. Nate Diaz: $500,000
Darren Till: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def. Kelvin Gastelum: $165,000
Stephen Thompson: $290,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus and $50,000 'Fight of the Night' bonus) def. Vicente Luque: $97,000 (includes $50,000 'Fight of the Night' bonus)
Derrick Lewis: $280,000 (includes $140,000 win bonus) def. Blagoy Ivanov: $60,000
Kevin Lee: $218,000 (includes $84,000 win bonus and $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus) def: Gregor Gillespie: $22,000
Corey Anderson: $184,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus and $50,000 'Performance of the Night' bonus) def. Johnny Walker: $47,000
Shane Burgos: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Makhwan Amirkhani: $20,000
Edmen Shahbazyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Brad Tavares: $56,000
Jairzinho Rozenstruik: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Andrei Arlovski: $300,000
Katlyn Chookagian: $44,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus and $4,000 from Maia for missing weight) def. Jennifer Maia: $16,000
Lyman Good: $28,000 (includes $14,000) def. Chance Rencountre: $16,000
Hakeem Dawodu: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Julio Arce: $16,000
New York State Athletic Commission doesn't release fighter pay info, so none of the disclosed purses for the event is official.