Georges St. Pierre was paid handsomely for his five-round battle. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre earned $400,000 for his win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 -- although “GSP” would have earned the same amount in defeat.
According to figures released Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission, St. Pierre was guaranteed a $400,000 purse, with no win bonus incentive. Hendricks, who came up on the short end of a split decision Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, took home a disclosed $50,000.
Co-main event winner Rashad Evans pocketed $250,000, including a $125,000 win bonus for his first round stoppage of Chael Sonnen. Like St. Pierre, Sonnen earned a flat purse, with a $100,000 guaranteed payday.
Other high earners on the card included welterweights Robbie Lawler ($166,000) and Tyron Woodley ($104,000), and lightweight Donald Cerrone, who led all undercard fighters with a $96,000 paycheck.
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes or insurance, and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for his or her performance.
UFC 167 Salaries
Georges St. Pierre: $400,000
Johny Hendricks: $50,000
Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
Chael Sonnen: $100,000
Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
Rory MacDonald: $50,000
Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tim Elliott: $12,000
Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
Evan Dunham: $25,000
Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000)
Ed Herman: $40,000
Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Brian Ebersole: $18,000
Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Edwin Figueroa: $12,000
Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Will Campuzano: $10,000
Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Cody Donovan: $8,000