UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Official Salaries, Injuries, and Medical Suspensions

Former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar could be sidelined for as long as six months following his unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 156 this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other fighters picking up a similar term on the shelf are Evan Dunham and Francisco Rivera, who both picked up impressive wins Saturday.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans took the bank following UFC 155, closely followed by his equally unsuccessful Blackzilian team mate, Alistair Overeem.

Evans earned $300,000 while “The Reem” took home an unusual amount of $285,714.29. Other big earners included featherweight champion Jose Aldo with $240,000 and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira with $167,000.

The salaries, injuries and medical suspensions:

Jose Aldo – $240,000 ($120,000 purse/$120,000 win bonus)
Frankie Edgar – $120,000

Rashad Evans – $300,000
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – $167,000 ($100,000/$67,000)

Antonio Silva – $70,000 ($70,000 purse/$0 win bonus)
Alistair Overeem – $285,714.29

Demian Maia – $120,000 ($60,000/$60,000)
Jon Fitch – $66,000

Joseph Benavidez – $60,000 ($30,000/$30,000)
Ian McCall – $9,000

Evan Dunham $46,000 ($23,000/$23,000)
Gleison Tibau – $33,000

Tyron Woodley – $87,000 ($43,500/$43,500)
Jay Hieron – $12,000

Bobby Green – $20,000 ($10,000/$10,000)
Jacob Volkmann – $22,000

Isaac Vallie-Flagg – $20,000 ($10,000/$10,000)
Yves Edwards – $21,000

Dustin Kimura – $16,000 ($8,000/$8,000)
Chico Camus – $8,000

Francisco Rivera – $16,000 ($8,000/$8,000)
Edwin Figueroa – $10,000

Frankie Edgar: Must have facial CT scan to rule out a left orbital fracture. If the CT scan is positive, then he must gain clearance by a maxilla-facial doctor or he is suspended until Aug. 2, 2013. He faces a minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Needs clearance by an ophthalmologist before his next fight due to a right eye injury.

Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to a chin laceration.

Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact prior to March 5.

Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17 due to a forehead laceration.

Evan Dunham: Must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon or he is suspended until Aug. 2. He faces a minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17.

Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4 with no contact prior to March 20.

Jacob Volkmann:Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion.

Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact prior to Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration.

Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 17.

Francisco Rivera: Must have right hand/wrist x-rayed. If x-ray is positive, then he needs clearance by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until Aug. 2. He faces a minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact prior to March 5.

Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact prior to Feb. 27 due to left eye laceration.

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