Lyoto Machida might have gotten the title shot, but Shogun Rua walked away with more cash. Rua was the top earner at last Saturday's UFC on Fox: Shogun vs Vera. Here are the fighter salary info from the event according to the California State Athletic Commission (but big up to MMA Mania for publishing it since the CSAC didn't e-mail it to me for some reason).
Mauricio Rua: $240,000 ($170,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)
Lyoto Machida: $200,000
Joe Lauzon: $148,000 ($24,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Mike Swick: $136,000 ($43,000 to show, $43,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Brandon Vera: $70,000
Jamie Varner: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Ryan Bader: $47,000
Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)
Phil De Fries: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)
Phil Davis: $30,000
Rani Yahya: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
Cole Miller: $21,000
Nam Phan: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
John Moraga: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus)
DaMarques Johnson: $18,000
Wagner Prado: $16,000
Josh Grispi: $15,000
Oli Thompson: $11,000
Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000
Ulysses Gomez: $8,000
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