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Bonuses sweeten the WEC’s paygrade

WEC pay is out and while Dana White has promised that the little guys would be getting more money because this was a PPV, it must be coming in the form of those behind the scenes payments because they haven’t showed up in the official numbers disclosed to the California State Athletic Commission. Here’s the figures, from highest paid to lowest (with a breakdown of show/win / bonus money in brackets where applicable:

  • Manny Gamburyan: $101,000 (18k/18k + 65k KOTN)
  • Leonard Garcia: $93,000 (14k/14k + 65k FOTN bonus)
  • Ben Henderson: $91,000 (13k/13k + 65k SOTN)
  • Chan Sung Jung: $70,000 (5k + 65k FOTN)
  • Jose Aldo: $40,000 (20k/20k)
  • Urijah Faber: $28,000
  • Shane Roller: $28,000 (14k/14k)
  • Mike Brown: $21,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $21,000 (10.5k/10.5k)
  • Takeya Mizugaki: $16,000 (8k/8k)
  • Donald Cerrone: $14,000
  • Alex Karalexis: $10,000
  • Rani Yahya: $9,000
  • Chad Mendes: $8,500 (4.5k/4k)
  • Brad Pickett: $8,000 (4k/4k)
  • Anthony Pettis: $8,000 (4k/4k)
  • Anthony Njokuani: $7,000
  • Antonio Banuelos: $7,000
  • Tyler Toner: $5,000 (3k/2k)
  • Anthony Morrison: $4,000
  • Brandon Visher: $4,000
  • Demetrious Johnson: $3,000

It makes baby Jesus cry that Demetrious Johnson, flyweight prospect extraordinaire, only got 3000 bucks. But on the plus side, WEC employees replaced by UFC staff on the card also got paid according to Dana White. And the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung must be glad he got a bonus … without it he would have been looking at 5000 bucks (and who knows how much of that gets taxed) and a 6 month suspension due to a broken wrist.