Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 7/9/12




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: $150,000

Demian 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: $50,000

Shane Roller: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)

Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000

Chad 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: $31,000

Riki Fukuda: $28,000

Patrick Cote: $21,000

Mike Easton: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Ivan Menjivar: $13,000

Cody McKenzie: $10,000

John Alessio: $10,000

Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Yoislandy Izqueirdo: $6,000



 
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