Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Potentially Earned $183,600 Last Saturday Night

76 seconds in the Octagon last Saturday night for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone earned him $183,600. And Jake Shields wasn’t to far behind him earning himself $150,000, which puts him among the top 10 earning fighters this year.

The Colorado Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salaries for the event are official. However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.

Donald Cerrone: $183,600 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $3,600 from Guillard for missing weight, $60,000 FOTN bonus, $60,000 KOTN bonus)
Jake Shields: $150,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 win bonus)
Melvin Guillard: $88,800 ($36,000 to show, fined $7,200 missing weight, $60,000 FOTN bonus)
Dennis Bermudez: $76,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $60,000 SOTN bonus)
Benson Henderson: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)
Frankie Edgar: $51,000
Yushin Okami: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)
Ed Herman: $31,000
Nik Lentz: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)
Max Holloway: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Michael Kuiper: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Jared Hamman: $12,000
Erik Perez: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Chico Camos: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)
Justin Lawrence: $8,000
Dustin Pague: $8,000
Buddy Roberts: $6,000
Eiji Mitsuoka: $6,000
Tommy Hayden: $6,000
Ken Stone: $5,000

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