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Cung Le was paid massive dollars to get a Wanderlei Silva nose relocation

Cung Le was paid massive dollars to get a Wanderlei Silva nose relocation

Cung Le’s nose might be located on the side of his face now, but that’s irrelevant. When you can earn over a quarter of a million dollars in less than 10 minutes, the location of your nose is not really something you worry about. According to the official payroll records from the California State Athletic Commission-Cung Le was the top paid fighter of UFC 139-earning a very stack of 350,000 dollar bills. Here’s the full breakdown of UFC 139 salaries:

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mauricio Rua: $165,000

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Cung Le: $350,000

Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Bowles: $19,000

Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Story: $19,000

Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000

Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus)
def. Jason Brilz: $13,000

Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000

Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Lawlor: $12,000

Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000

Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Pace: $4,000

Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Brown: $12,000

Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Shamar Bailey: $8,000

Clearly, Cung Le is like the Jay Z of MMA with his ‘ball so hard’ payroll status. He doesn’t worry about a little nose relocation and deformity. He can walk into Dr. 90210’s office today and buy himself and every single one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills brand new noses and still have more money leftover than my W-2 reflects every year. [source]

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