Demetrious Johnson isn’t making too much more in flat pay under his new contract with the UFC.
The UFC flyweight champion will make a guaranteed $370,000 for his historic title defense against Ray Borg on Saturday night at UFC 216 in Las Vegas, per the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). Johnson told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani earlier this week that he is receiving a share of the pay-per-view revenue for the first time this card.
Johnson made $350,000 guaranteed at the TUF 24 Finale against Tim Elliott last December. That was his last disclosed purse. “Mighty Mouse” restructured his contract with the UFC after Borg withdrew from UFC 215 last month due to illness two days prior to the event.
Borg will make a guaranteed $100,000 with no win bonus.
In the main event, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee meet for the UFC interim lightweight title. Ferguson will make $250,000 guaranteed and another $250,000 if he wins. Lee’s show money is $250,000 and his win bonus is $50,000. Helwani reported that neither will get a share of the pay-per-view.
On the undercard, Fabricio Werdum will take home $275,000 to show and another $175,000 if he wins. Werdum was supposed to fight Derrick Lewis on the card, but Lewis pulled out Saturday due to a back injury. Werdum will now face Walt Harris, who is set to make $28,000 to show and another $28,000 if he wins.
Lewis would have made $125,000 to show and another $125,000 if he won, but it's unclear if he'll get paid at all now.