UFC 191 salaries: Three fighters make more than Demetrious JohnsonGet the Full StoryDespite being one of the most dominant champions in the UFC, Demetrious Johnson wasn't the top-paid fighter on the UFC 191 card. There has been a lot of talk about Demetrious Johnson's lack of appeal to UFC fans in the wake of his dominant UFC 191 title defense over John Dodson. While he is undoubtedly one of the best fighters in the promotion, the gate for the show was the lowest in Las Vegas since 2004 and the PPV numbers likely won't blow anyone away either. So it shouldn't come as much of as surprise that Johnson didn't make the most money in salary on the UFC 191 card despite being a champion.
In fact, he wasn't even in the top three earners.
Co-main event heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir, along with former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson, all made more in reported salary than the champ. Here's how it all broke down info via the Nevada State Athletic Commission :
Demetrious Johnson 133,000 58,000 191,000 John Dodson 60,000 Andrei Arlovski 225,000 Frank Mir 200,000 Anthony Johnson 115,000 115,000 230,000 Jimi Manuwa 24,000 Corey Anderson 15,000 15,000 30,000 Jan Blachowicz 34,000 Paige VanZant 12,000 12,000 24,000 Alex Chambers 12,000 Ross Pearson 45,000 45,000 90,000 Paul Felder 18,000 John Lineker 24,000 24,000 48,000 Francisco Rivera 23,000 Raquel Pennington 10,000 10,000 20,000 Jessica Andrade 20,000 Tiago Trator 10,000 10,000 20,000 Clay Collard 10,000 Joe Riggs 16,000 16,000 32,000 Ronald Stallings 12,000 Joaquim Silva 10,000 10,000 20,000 Nazareno Malegarie 10,000