according to TORONTO – Tyron (The Chosen One) Woodley collected US$500,000 for defending his welterweight title against Stephen (Wonderboy) Thompson at UFC 209 on the weekend.
According to figures released Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the 34-year-old Woodley earned $400,000 plus a $100,000 win bonus for his majority decision win.
The commission figures do not tell the whole financial story given the UFC does not detail all its bonuses.
Thompson got $380,000, missing out on a $180,000 win bonus.
Heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt each collected $750,000 for their bout, which Overeem won by third-round KO.
as mentioned in
Nick Diaz rips Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley after UFC 209
I talked to Michael Bisping already in New York about doing this fight,” Diaz revealed.
That was a boring fight,” Diaz said about the main event at UFC 209.
Nick Diaz watched the events surrounding UFC 209, and it’s safe to say he wasn’t a fan.
While Diaz was clearly gunning for Bisping, one matchup he definitely doesn’t sound interested in taking is a fight against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Diaz took a shot at Bisping when speaking to TMZ after it was announced that he would be meeting Georges St-Pierre later this year with the middleweight title on the line.
as mentioned in
Dana White puts Tyron Woodley in his place over complaints about UFC promotion
“That’s like me coming out as a fighter and saying, ‘I don’t think you did a good job promoting the fight,’ which I don’t,” Woodley told TMZ Sports.
Both Woodley, 34, and White continued to trade comments through the media leading up to UFC 209 with White criticizing Woodley for not finishing Thompson during their first fight, which was ruled a majority draw at UFC 205 last November.
Tyron Woodley’s rivalry with Stephen Thompson is not getting any love from mixed martial arts fans following their lackluster rematch at UFC 209, but the UFC welterweight champion does have a feud that continues to ramp up.
“Tyron Woodley came out and said he was going to destroy Thompson and there would be no question he was the champ.
Upon hearing on Monday that Woodley said he would be a “tough guy to deal with” going forward, White responded to TMZ.
This content may collect you by Owen Daniel