Masvidal-Diaz Top UFC 244 Reebok Pay
Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz’s tenure helped fill their pockets on Saturday night, as they both walked out of UFC 244 with an extra $20,000 apiece.
Masvidal and Diaz headlined the ESPN+ broadcasted card and due to the UFC’s partnership with Reebok, the two fighters earned the most they could from the UFC Promotional Compliance policy that has been in place since the two companies signed a deal in 2015.
Diaz and Masvidal join former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in the $20,000 club due to their fighting over 20 times for Zuffa owned promotions (UFC, WEC, Strikeforce), and was not designated a title fight, which would have granted them $40,000 apiece in their BMF title battle.
But, that’s not all! Take a look at UFC 244’s entire Reebok payouts (courtesy of MMA Junkie).
Jorge Masvidal: $20,000 def. Nate Diaz: $20,000
Darren Till: $5,000 def. Kelvin Gastelum: $15,000
Stephen Thompson: $10,000 def. Vicente Luque: $10,000
Derrick Lewis: $15,000 def. Blagoy Ivanov: $4,000
Kevin Lee: $15,000 def. Gregor Gillespie: $5,000
Corey Anderson: $10,000 def. Johnny Walker: $4,000
Shane Burgos: $5,000 def. Makwan Amirkhani: $5,000
Edmen Shahbazyan: $4,000 def. Brad Tavares: $15,000
Jair Rozenstruik: $3,500 def. Andrei Arlovski: $20,000
Katlyn Chookagian: $5,000 def. Jennifer Maia: $4,000
Lyman Good: $4,000 def. Chance Rencountre: $4,000
Hakeem Dawodu: $4,000 def. Julio Arce: $4,000