Daniel Cormier earns seven-figure payday in UFC 214 loss to Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier would have much rather left UFC 214 with a win but he still earned a big payday for his performance against Jon Jones on Saturday night.

Cormier earned a reported $1 million payday for his fight against Jones according to the salaries released by the California State Athletic Commission.

Few fighters in the UFC have hit seven-figures for a disclosed payday but Cormier joins names like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Nate Diaz on that short list.

As for Jones, he took home $500,000 after knocking out Cormier in the third round to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title.

Jones also earned an additional $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’ alongside fellow light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir, who also got $50,000 after he knocked out Jimi Manuwa in the first round to kick off UFC 214.

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley earned $500,000 for his second straight title defense as he defeated Demian Maia in a lopsided performance in the co-main event. Maia took home $120,000 in a losing effort on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Cris “Cyborg” Justino left her first title fight in the UFC as the new women’s featherweight champion while also earning $200,000 for her performance. Former Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger took home $100,000 for her part in the title fight.

All of the salaries and bonuses were disclosed by the UFC or the California State Athletic Commission and do not include any additional payouts or pay-per-view revenue collected by the fighters.

Here’s the full list of salaries for UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2

Jon Jones: $550,000 — $500,000 salary plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night

Daniel Cormier: $1,000,000

Tyron Woodley: $500,000

Demian Maia: $120,000

Cris Cyborg: $200,000

Tonya Evinger: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $300,000 — $200,000 to show, $100,000 to win

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone: $155,000

Volkan Oezdemir: $160,000 — $80,000 to show, $30,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Jimi Manuwa: $120,000

Ricardo Lamas: $106,000 — $53,000 to show, $53,000 to win

Jason Knight: $31,000

Aljamain Sterling: $66,000 — $33,000 to show, $33,000 to win

Renan Barao: $53,000

Brian Ortega: $102,000 — $26,000 to show, $26,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Renato Moicano: $73,000 — $23,000 to show plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Calvin Kattar: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Andre Fili: $24,000

Alexandra Albu: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Kailin Curran: $20,000

Jarred Brooks: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Eric Shelton: $10,000

Drew Dober: $44,000 — $22,000 to show, $22,000 to win

Josh Burkman: $54,000


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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.