UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez Official Salaries, Injuries, and Medial Suspensions

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar was the biggest winner, despite being the biggest loser at Saturday nights UFC 121 event in Anaheim, California, picking up $400,000 for his small efforts inside the octagon as well picking up a 180 day medical suspension due to a problem with his eye.

Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez took home $200,000, former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields picked up $150,000 and Diego Sanchez picked up $100,000.

A number of fighters also picked up medical suspensions, those of major, the formerly mentioned 180 day suspensions for Lesnar (eye), Patrick Cote (retina), Court McGee (possible broken hand), Diego Sanchez (possible wrist fracture) and Jake Shields (bleeding in the eye, blurred vision).

Here’s the full list of Official Salaries, Injuries, and Medial Suspensions:

Brock Lesnar ($400,000) vs. Cain Velasquez ($100,000 + $100,00 win bonus)
Jake Shields ($75,000 + $75,000) vs. Martin Kampmann $27,000
Diego Sanchez ($50,000 + $50,000 win bonus) vs. Paulo Thiago ($18,000)
Matt Hamill ($29,000 + $29,000 win bonus) vs. Tito Ortiz ($25,000)
Gabriel Gonzaga ($67,000) vs. Brendan Schaub ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus)
Court McGee ($15,000 + $15,000 win bonus) vs. Ryan Jensen ($10,000)
Patrick Cote ($21,000) vs. Tom Lawlor ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus)
Mike Guymon ($8,000) vs. Daniel Roberts ($8,000 + $8,000 win bonus)
Sam Stout ($16,000 + $16,000 win bonus) vs. Paul Taylor ($16,000)
Chris Camozzi ($8,000 + $8,000 win bonus) vs. Dongi Yang ($8,000)
John Madsen ($8,000 + $8,000 win bonus) vs. Gilbert Yvel ($30,000)

Patrick Cote 180 days – retina

Chris Camozzi, 60 days – left brow laceration

Dongi Yang, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Court McGee 180 days – possible broken hand; 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Ryan Jensen, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Gilbert Yvel, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Brendan Schaub, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Gabriel Gonzaga, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Tito Ortiz, 45 days (30 days of no contact)

Diego Sanchez, 180 days – possible wrist fracture

Paulo Thiago, 60 days – laceration

Shields 180 days – bleeding in eye, blurred vision

Lesnar 180 days – eye; 60 days – cheek laceration

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