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UFC 244 Salaries: Jorge Masvidal And Nate Diaz Lead Purse Report

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.

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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.

Image: PA
Image: PA

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.

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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.

Topics: Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, UFC 244, Fight News, UFC

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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