UFC 88 fighter salaries: Despite KO loss, Chuck Liddell top earner with $500K

by on 8th September 2008

Despite a shocking knockout loss to Rashad Evans in the night’s main event, Chuck Liddell still received the highest reported payday at this past weekend’s “UFC 88: Breakthrough” event with a $500,000 fight purse.

MMAjunkie.com today requested and received the list of official salaries from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.

Other top earners included UFC 88 main-card winners Dan Henderson ($150,000), Evans ($120,000) and Rich Franklin ($100,000).

The total disclosed payroll for the event was a hefty $1,220,000.

The event took place this past Saturday, Sept. 6, at Atlanta’s Philips Arena and aired live on pay per view.

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