Griffin tops UFC 106 salaries
Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz each earned $250,000 for their main event fight at Saturday's UFC 106 in Las Vegas.
Griffin's total prize included a $150,000 bonus for winning the fight, while Ortiz's salary remained at $250,000.
Griffin avenged a April 2006 loss to Ortiz by returning the favor with a split decision win after three rounds. When the two first met at UFC 59, Ortiz earned $200,000 for the win while Griffin earned only $16,000.
Below are the disclosed paydays the UFC reported to the athletic commission and do not necessarily represent a fighter's final earnings.
Forrest Griffin, $250,000 ($150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz, $250,000
Additionally, performance bonuses, a $70,000 bonus to each fighter for each award, were handed out at the post-fight press conference for Fight of the Night: Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson, Knockout of the Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Submission of the Night: Josh Koscheck.