Now that the dust has settled from UFC 162, the official salaries of the competitors from Saturday night has been released. With all of the recent talk about fighter pay, I think it’s worth noting that the new champion Chris Weidman made 48K while Anderson Silva made well “Anderson Silva money” by pulling in a cool 600K for his stunning defeat.
Word on the street is that Weidman plans to re-negotiate his deal. While I’m sure the freshly crowned king of the middleweight division will ask for a raise, I can’t help but wonder if he has the negotiating pull to request such a raise.
On the other hand, he is the champ now but so was Lyoto Machida at one point and he got laughed off the phone during a call with Dana once. Apparently only Anderson gets that kind of money. Well him and Brock, anyways what’s a post about money without this gif. Enjoy.