Diaz got back in the win column with a victory over Melvin
Guillard at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City, Okla., on
Sept. 16. The colorful lightweight took home $78,000 for his
main-event bout, including a $30,000 submission of the night bonus
for the guillotine choke that finished the affair. Guillard earned
$14,000 in defeat.
Diaz may have been the headliner, but Nate Quarry was
the number one breadwinner. “The Rock” added $90,000 to his wallet
after his tussle with Tim Credeur
turned into an instant classic. The back-and-forth scrap netted the
pair an extra $30,000 each and fight of the night honors. Credeur
pocketed a total of $40,000 dollars.
Maynard continued his unbeaten run with a decision win over
Huerta. Maynard -- who earned $24,000 for his eight win --
nearly finished Huerta with a nasty Kimura in the third round of
their lightweight match. Huerta, fighting his last match of his UFC
contract, took home $21,000.
Condit knocked off a surprising Jake
Ellenberger to notch a $48,000 paycheck. The former WEC
welterweight champion worked his way out of some tough spots to
score a come-from-behind victory over a solid veteran. Ellenberger
earned $10,000 in defeat.
UFN 19 Salaries:
Diaz -- $78,000 (including $24,000 win bonus, $30,000
submission of the night bonus) def. Melvin
Guillard -- $14,000