UFC 94 Fighter Salaries: St-Pierre Earns $400,000

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre took home nearly half of the disclosed $1.057 million payroll at UFC 94, earning $400,000 for his fourth-round TKO of BJ Penn, according to figures today released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Other top earners included Penn, who received $125,000 for the loss, light heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida ($120,000), and Karo Parisyan ($80,000).

UFC 94 attracted a sell-out crowd of 14,885 for an estimated live gate of $4.3 million.

The official salaries exclude some bonuses (including “fight night” bonuses), taxes, fees, sponsor payments, and other miscellaneous payments and fees.

The official salaries for UFC 94 were:

  • Georges St. Pierre ($400,000 – includes $200,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn ($125,000)
  • Lyoto Machida ($120,000 – includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Silva ($29,000)
  • Jon Jones ($14,000 – includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Stephan Bonnar ($22,000)
  • Karo Parisyan ($80,000 – includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Dong Hyun Kim ($26,000)
  • Clay Guida ($40,000 – includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz ($20,000)
  • Jon Fitch ($68,000 – includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Akihiro Gono ($28,000)
  • Thiago Tavares ($26,000 – includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Manny Gamburyan ($14,000)
  • John Howard ($6,000 – includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Chris Wilson ($15,000)
  • Dan Cramer ($16,000 – includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Matt Arroyo ($8,000)

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