Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Nevada State Athletic Commission releases UFC fighters' pay for Las Vegas card (Canadian Press)

Wed Jan 3, 7:44 PM
By Neil Davidson

(CP) - Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell and Tito Ortiz received a combined US$460,000 in purse money for their UFC 66 mixed martial arts title bout in Las Vegas on the weekend, according to figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Liddell, the light-heavyweight champion, received $250,000 for his third-round TKO while Ortiz earned $210,000. Both fighters are expected to make considerably more from the show, through bonuses and a slice of the lucrative pay-per-view revenue.

The UFC does not detail fighter pay but president Dana White said before Saturday's show that Liddell and Ortiz were due record MMA paydays. The Las Vegas Review-Journal pegged Liddell's paycheque as more than $1 million. Click here for rest of article

Source: Canadian Press

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