UFC 279 is already history. The PPV event corresponding to the month of September had it all. Starting with the fight backstage before the press conference and of course after the weight loss by Khamzat Chimaev, which forced the card to change. But once the event is over, it’s now time for the UFC to pay up. , who will have to deliver huge sums to the main characters of the main card, especially Nate Díaz, who was the highest paid fighter at UFC 279, by far, as the American received a six-zero check. Nate Díaz received 1 million dollars for appearing to fight. , although we have to add to that the Performance of the Night bonus for 50 thousand dollars. But that’s not all, because Diaz will also earn a percentage of PPV sales in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, a figure that is widely known two weeks after the event, and these are the real big profits for the star fighters. on the other hand, Tony Ferguson, Nate Díaz’s rival received a check of 595 thousand dollars for showing up to fight and although it is not known what else the UFC’s express agreement with “El Cucuy” included to accepting the fight, he will surely also win a percentage of PPV sales.
Khamzat Chimaev, the big loser
Khamzat Chimaev screwed up by not making weight for his fight against Nate Diaz, there’s no doubt about it. “El Lobo” received all the anger from the public when he showed up to fight at UFC 279, although the most painful blows were received through his pocket. Chimaev earned 260 thousand dollars for the fight at UFC 279, and although it is not bad, his non-compliance with the weigh-in, he had to abandon the star fight for which he stopped receiving the percentage of PPV sales. To give you an idea, a fighter for the lows receives 2 million dollars regarding that item. On the other hand, Kevin Holland, Daniel Rodríguez and Li Jingliang received the usual payment from the UFC, but multiplied by two. In other words, they were paid the same as they earn when they show up and win a fight, all because they agreed to change opponents almost 24 hours in advance. In the case of Holland, he received 126 thousand dollars, while Daniel Rodríguez and Li Jingliang They received a total of 106 thousand US dollars as salary.