UFC 244 Fighter Salaries: Masvidal, Diaz Top Reported Payroll

The Ultimate Fighting Championship wrapped up a trip to the Big Apple on Saturday, November 2 with UFC 244 live from Madison Square Garden. In the main event, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz battled it out for the Baddest Motherf*cker (BMF) title. After three brutal rounds, Masvidal was able to take home the belt when the cageside physician stepped in and called in to end the fight.

For their efforts, both Masvidal and Diaz took home a reported $500,000 — though the actual figure will likely be higher with pay-per-view points.

Other fighters who reportedly earned six-figures on the night include main card fighters Stephen Thompson, Darren Till, Kelvin Gastelum, Kevin Lee, Derrick Lewis, and Corey Anderson.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors. UFC 241 purses also exclude any locker room bonuses and required Reebok outfitting pay, but do figure in the $50,000 for Fight of the Night and Performance of the night bonuses.

How much did your favorite fighter take home?

A full look at the reported UFC 244 payouts can be seen below, via SportsBible.com:

UFC 244 Fighter Salaries


Jorge Masvidal: $500,000 def. Nate Diaz: $500,000

Darren Till: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def. Kelvin Gastelum: $165,000

Stephen Thompson: $290,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus and $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus) def. Vicente Luque: $97,000 (includes $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus)

Derrick Lewis: $280,000 (includes $140,000 win bonus) def. Blagoy Ivanov: $60,000

Kevin Lee: $218,000 (includes $84,000 win bonus and $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus) def: Gregor Gillespie: $22,000

Corey Anderson: $184,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus and $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus) def. Johnny Walker: $47,000

Shane Burgos: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Makhwan Amirkhani: $20,000

Edmen Shahbazyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Brad Tavares: $56,000

Jairzinho Rozenstruik: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Andrei Arlovski: $300,000

Katlyn Chookagian: $44,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus and $4,000 from Maia for missing weight) def. Jennifer Maia: $16,000

Lyman Good: $28,000 (includes $14,000) def. Chance Rencountre: $16,000

Hakeem Dawodu: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Julio Arce: $16,000

The New York State Athletic Commission has not confirmed the payouts. 

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