Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/27/13
The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” event. Sometimes, when you lose, you actually win. Despite dropping a controversial split decision to Lyoto Machida in the card’s co-main event, Dan Henderson walked away as the night’s highest earner. Hendo pocketed $250,000, while “The Dragon” left the OC with a flat $200,000 salary. As far as the star of the show, we now know how much Ronda Rousey (Pictured) made in her heavily-hyped big league debut. There was plenty of secrecy surrounding the figure entering the scrap, and there still is considering we’ll never know Rousey’s percentage of the pay-per-view pie or if she received any discretionary bonuses from her boss, but Rousey pocketed a reported $90,000, with $45k coming via win bonus, for beating Liz Carmouche. Carmouche was paid $12,000. Rousey earned a reported $40,000 in her final Strikeforce bout against Sarah Kaufman.
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