Found July 09, 2012 on MMA Manifesto:
Forrest Griffin has a lot to smile about - he was the top earner at UFC 148 (although we know Anderson Silva really made over $8 million at the event).  Here is UFC 148's reported fighter purses, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Forrest Griffin: $350,000 ($125,000 to show, $150,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)Tito Ortiz: $325,000 ($250,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)Anderson Silva: $275,000 ($200,000 to show, $75,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)Cung Le: $150,000Demian Maia: $96,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 win bonus)Melvin Guillard: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 win bonus)Chael Sonnen: $50,000Shane Roller: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000Chad Mendes: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)Gleison Tibau: $31,000Riki Fukuda: $28,000Patrick Cote: $21,000Mike Easton: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)Khabib Nurmagomed...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Forrest takes Tito's moment of glory

Forrest Griffin is a funny guy. UFC 148, though, wasn't the place for humor. Win or lose against Griffin, Tito Ortiz deserved the spotlight to end his mixed martial arts career. The 15,016 fans in attendance also wanted to pay homage even after Ortiz dropped a unanimous three-round decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand. Griffin instead used the platform for a comedy routine...

UFC 148 Result: Anderson Silva Rallies Again to Finish Chael Sonnen

After two years of unprecedented hoopla, the rematch between middleweight king Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is officially a thing of the past. After manhandling Silva for nearly five complete rounds in their initial shootout, Sonnen was abruptly submitted with only 110 ticks remaining on the clock. Although tonight’s fight wasn’t nearly as dramatic, the result was the...

Video: Anderson Silva bodychecks Chael Sonnen at yesterday's UFC 148 weigh-in

Champion vs. Icon. Anderson Silva channels his inner Scott Stevens in the weigh-in highlight video above. Silva throws his shoulder at Sonnen, adding to the hype machine that will all come to fruition tonight. UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II coverage

Anderson Silva finishes Chael Sonnen to remain the greatest of all time

photo credit - espn.go "If you'd like to have a barbeque at my house I'd love to have you over for a barbeque." - Anderson Silva to Chael Sonnen post fight. Chael Sonnen had never been finished in his previous 49 professional career fights. That was until the biggest fight of his career. Sonnen started the 1st round of tonight's title fight the same way...

LeBron James Celebrates with Anderson Silva After UFC 148 (Picture)

Move over Justin Bieber, because UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva has a new BFF. Miami Heat superstar LeBron James took his talents to UFC 148 on Saturday night to WITNESS Silva do his thang inside the Octagon. After watching “The Spider” post a 2ndRound TKO victory over Chael Sonnen, James left his cageside seat to chop it up with his fellow Nike head backstage. “Congrats...

Chael Sonnen’s Coach Filing Appeal for Anderson Silva’s Knee, Wants Rematch

While Chael Sonnen (Pictured) didn’t seem bothered with the alleged illegal knee middleweight champion Anderson Silva unleashed on him at UFC 148, Sonnen’s head trainer is submitting an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the vicious strike that lead directly to his client’s defeat. ”Chael’s not the kind of guy who likes to complain after a fight...

UFC 148: Silva vs Sonnen 2 full results

  Full event results from UFC 148 in Las Vegas, NV: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO, R2 Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) Cung Le def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO, R1 Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie [...]

'UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II' Final Thoughts

• While many will argue that Anderson Silva was not himself due to a rib injury the first time these two fought I believe that the true reason Sonnen dominated the fight should be disclosed. Put facial hair on Anderson Silva and he vaguely resembles Wayne Brady. Who wouldn't want to beat him up for 23 straight minutes? • All (awful) jokes aside, everyone has it wrong...

Anderson Silva, Jon Jones not interested in fighting each other

Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones has become MMA’s version of Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, and much like Pacquiao-Mayweather, this fantasy fight is unlikely to happen. After Silva took it to Chael Sonnen last weekend, the media began asking Spider if he had interest in facing current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Silva’s English isn’t that good, but he understood...

Steven Seagal on Anderson Silva’s Win: ‘WE Worked Hard for This’

Although UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva and former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida have accredited Steven Seagal (Pictured) for some of their recent successes, the mixed martial arts community continues to use Seagal as the punch line in nearly every joke. After posterizing Belfort at UFC 126 with the front-kick heard ‘round the world, Silva revealed he and Seagal...

Dana White: Anderson Silva and Jon Jones Might Reconsider Superfight

Just two days after suggesting the blockbuster bout between middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) and light heavyweight champ Jon Jones probably wouldn’t come to fruition, a giggly UFC president Dana White changed his tune Monday on The Jim Rome Show. White didn’t stop there regarding fantasy fights. He said the Octagon’s reining welterweight champion is also a potential...
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.