UFC 98 Payouts – Winners Don’t Always Make the Most Money

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UFC 98 Payouts – Winners Don’t Always Make the Most Money

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Even though former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans lost his belt to Lyoto Machida at UFC 98, he still left with more money in his pocket. $200K to be exact compared to Machida’s $140K (that’s including the $70K win bonus.) Not a bad way to lose, if you ask me. Had Evans won, he would’ve made an additional $175K.

Another top earner of the evening was Matt Hughes, matching Evans’ $200K, that’s including his $100K win bonus. While his defeated opponent, Serra left with $75K compensation.

The other combatants’ earnings can be seen here:

-Drew McFedries: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus)

-Xavier Foupa-Pokam: $6,000

-Chael Sonnen: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)

-Dan Miller: $15,000

-Frankie Edgar: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)

-Sean Sherk: $40,000

-Brock Larson: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus)

-Mike Pyle: $15,000

-Tim Hague: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)

-Pat Barry: $7,000

-Kyle Bradley: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)

-Phillipe Nover: $10,000

-Krzysztof Soszynski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

-Andre Gusmao: $5,000

-Yoshiyuki Yoshida: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

-Brandon Wolff: $3,000

-George Roop: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)

-David Kaplan: $8,000

The payouts for the evening totaled $957,000. This number does not reflect any sponsorships or locker room bonuses the fighters receive.

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