CM Punk earns huge payday for debut but not the highest salary at UFC 203
CM Punk lost in his UFC debut in lopsided fashion, but he's not walking away without a lot of money in his pocket.
The former WWE superstar earned a disclosed $500,000 for his fight with Mickey Gall on Saturday night where he fell by rear naked choke at just 2:14 into the opening round.
The Ohio Athletic Commission revealed the full salaries for UFC 203 on Monday.
Punk's disclosed pay will also likely be increased with a back end salary based on the total pay-per-view sales that will be earned from UFC 203.
Gall, who was making his second appearance in the UFC with his win over Punk, earned $30,000 for his victory including $15,000 to show and another $15,000 for the win.
UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem actually topped the payroll with an $800,000 salary for his loss in the main event against champion Stipe Miocic. With a win, Overeem would have earned another $200,000 to give him a million dollar salary for the fight.
As for Miocic, the heavyweight champ made $600,000 for his win.
Here are the full salaries for UFC 203 in Cleveland.
Stipe Miocic — $600,000 (no win bonus) plus $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night'
Alistair Overeem — $800,000 plus $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night'
Fabricio Werdum — $375,000 ($250,000 to show, $125,000 to win)
Travis Browne — $120,000
CM Punk — $500,000 (no win bonus)
Mickey Gall — $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Urijah Faber — $160,000
Jimmie Rivera — $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jessica Andrade — $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win) plus $50,000 for 'Fight of the Night'
Joanne Calderwood — $25,000
Bethe Correia — $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Jessica Eye — $25,000
Brad Tavares — $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
Caio Magalhaes — $20,000
Nik Lentz — $76,000 ($38,000 to show, $38,000 to win)
Michael McBride — $12,000
Yancy Medeiros — $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win) plus $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night'
Sean Spencer — $17,000
Drew Dober — $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Jason Gonzalez — $10,000