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UFC 183 Salaries: Nick Diaz Pockets $500,000

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Nick Diaz during his UFC 183 bout with Anderson Silva

Don’t expect Nick Diaz to be complaining about his compensation anytime soon.

The former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion earned a disclosed $500,000 in his unanimous decision loss to former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. The amount is a $300,000 increase from his previous bout, a title fight loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158.

Silva was the night’s top earner, earning a total of $800,000. The former champion’s base salary was not an improvement over his disclosed payday at UFC 168.

The night’s bonus winners were all featured on the night’s main card. Thales Leites and Thiago Alves both took home $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their respective wins but Leites earned an additional $50,000 for his “Fight of the Night” bout with Tim Boetsch. Boetsch also earned an additional $50,000 from his “Fight of the Night” against Leites, which nearly doubled his original salary.

Take a look below for all UFC 183 disclosed salaries:

Main Card
Anderson Silva ($800,000 total. Includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Nick Diaz ($500,000)

Tyron Woodley ($139,000 total. Includes $65,000 win bonus and $9,000 addition due to Gastelum missing weight) def. Kelvin Gastelum ($21,000 total. Includes $9,000 deduction due to missing weight)

Al Iaquinta ($36,000 total. Includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon ($36,000)

Thales Leites ($148,000 total. Includes $24,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, and $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Tim Boetsch ($102,000 total. Includes $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Thiago Alves ($134,000 total. Includes $48,000 win bonus and $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus) def. Jordan Mein ($22,000)

Preliminary Card
Miesha Tate ($76,000 total. Includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Sara McMann ($25,000)

Derek Brunson ($50,000 total. Includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman ($47,000)

John Lineker ($35,700 total. Includes $21,000 win bonus and $6,300 deduction due to missing weight) def. Ian McCall ($22,300 total. Includes $6,300 addition from Lineker missing weight)

Rafael Natal ($58,000 total. Includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Tom Watson ($16,000)

Jimy Hettes ($16,000) vs. Diego Brandao ($24,000) – Bout was canceled day of event.

Ildemar Alcantara ($32,000 total. Includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Richardson Moreira ($8,000)

Thiago Santos ($26,000 total. Includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Andy Enz ($8,000)


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Daniel Reveles
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Daniel Reveles' interest in Mixed Martial Arts began at the age of fourteen while attending a Fantasy Football draft at a Friend's house. That day Daniel's buddies ordered UFC 88 on Pay-Per-View featuring lauded striker and hometown hero Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squaring off with Division One Wrestler “Suga” Rashad Evans. After seeing “the wrestler” Rashad Evans put the Ice Man out cold with an overhand right, Daniel became instantly hooked by the unpredictability of the sport. Since that moment Daniel has become well versed in Mixed Martial Arts History and has yet to miss an event. Daniel is currently studying at the University of California Santa Barbara to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with hopes of becoming the next big media mogul. When he is not watching MMA or studying you can find Daniel hanging out with his family and friends or taking in a game at the lovely Dodger Stadium.