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UFC 148’s Top Earners: Either Tito Ortiz or Forrest Griffin

Written on July 06, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Who ever wins between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, is set to be UFC 148's highest paid fighter

The emerging winner of the bout between and is set to be the highest earning fighter of this Saturday’s event.

Ortiz, who fights for the last time, is set to earn a flat $250,000, while his contender Forrest Griffin, will earn $125,000 to show and an extra $150,000 if he wins.

Other fighter like is set to earn a flat $150,000 for his scheduled main-card bout versus , who will earn $21,000 to show and $21,000 if he wins.

UFC 148 will be headlined a middleweight bout between and . Silva is set to take home 200,000 win or lose, while Sonnen will receive $50,000 to show and an extra $50,000 if he wins.

Executive Director confirmed the fighter salaries.

Items such as insurance, licenses and taxes are not yet deducted from the figures mentioned earlier. It also does not include bonuses paid by sponsors, “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses that UFC pays ocassionally and portions of the pay-per-view revenue.

UFC 148 will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada on this Saturday, July 7, 2012. The event’s main card will be shown on pay-per-view, while the prelims is set to air on FX and stream via Facebook.

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