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UFC 143 Fighter Salaries: Nick Diaz Rakes in $200,000

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nick Diaz earned a reported salary of $200,000 for his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 143 this past Saturday in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada athletic commission.

Condit, who defeated Diaz for the UFC interim welterweight title, on paper made $55,000 as his show purse and a $55,000 bonus for the win.

Please note that salaries reported by the UFC to the commission do not necessarily reflect a fighter's actual earnings, once other possible bonuses (such as a cut of the pay-per-view for big stars) and sponsorship money is factored in.

Salaries for the rest of the fighters are below. Additionally, Werdum, Nelson, Thompson and Poirier each earned a $65,000 bonus at the post-fight press conference.

Pay-Per-View Bouts
Carlos Condit ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000) def. Nick Diaz ($200,000)
Fabricio Werdum ($100,000 + no win bonus) def. Roy Nelson ($20,000)
Josh Koscheck ($73,000 + $73,000 = $146,000) def. Mike Pierce ($20,000)
Renan Barao ($11,000 + $11,000 = $22,000) def. Scott Jorgensen ($20,500)
Ed Herman ($31,000 + $31,000 = $62,000) def. Clifford Starks ($8,000)



Preliminary Bouts
Dustin Poirier ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Max Hollaway ($6,000)
Edwin Figueroa ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Alex Caceres ($8,000)
Matt Brown ($15,000+$15,000 = $30,000) def. Chris Cope ($8,000)
Matt Riddle ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Henry Martinez ($6,000)
Rafael Natal ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Michael Kuiper ($6,000)
Stephen Thompson ($6,000+$6,000 = $12,000) def. Dan Stittgen ($6,000)