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UFC 249 Salaries And Purses Revealed, Tony Ferguson Tops The List Despite Crushing Loss

Tony Ferguson tops the list of UFC 249 salaries despite facing a crushing defeat in their main-event contest. Here's a look at the UFC 249 salaries list.

UFC 249

The massive success of UFC 249 has seen UFC take the spotlight after a halt of close to three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After UFC 249, Dana White is set to host two more events i.e. ‘UFC Fight Night - Smith vs Texeira’ and ‘UFC Fight Night - Overeem vs Harris’ on May 13 and May 16 respectively. These events will be held in an empty arena but UFC fans can still access the event via various live broadcasting platforms. Though UFC 249 earned did not earn profits from gate sales and attendance, they still managed to earn revenue from live streaming platforms. According to reports, UFC 249 did well in terms of revenue, as evident by the salaries pocketed by the stars who fought in Florida last weekend. 

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UFC 249 salaries: Tony Ferguson tops UFC 249 salaries list

Tony Ferguson faced a crushing defeat against Justin Gaethje for the first time in eight years and lost the opportunity to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. However, Tony Ferguson was lucky enough to bag the highest purse from the UFC 249 fight card. According to reports, ‘El Cucuy’ received a cheque of $500,000 for stepping inside the cage and the amount excludes sponsorship deals and bonuses. 

New interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo are on second on the UFC 249 salaries list as they both received cheques worth a reported $350,000 each for participating in UFC 249. Here’s a look at the list of UFC 249 salaries according to MMA Uncensored.

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UFC 249 salaries: UFC 249 salaries official report (Excluding bonuses and sponsorships)

  1. Tony Ferguson: $500,000
  2. Justin Gaethje: $350,000
  3. Henry Cejudo: $350,000
  4. Anthony Pettis: $310,000
  5. Dominick Cruz: $300,000
  6. Francis Ngannou: $260,000
  7. Donald Cerrone: $200,000
  8. Greg Hardy:  $180,000
  9. Calvin Kattar: $116,100
  10. Jairzinho Rozenstruik: $80,000
  11. Jeremy Stephens: $46,000
  12. Yorgan De Castro: $12,000

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