MMA: Sanchez gets biggest payday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque MMA fighter Diego Sanchez, whose victory Saturday over Ross Pearson by split decision has been hotly disputed, was a clear winner at the cash register.

According to figures released to sherdog.com by the New Mexico Athletic Commission, Sanchez topped all 22 fighters on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card at Tingley Coliseum with a payday of $140,000 that includes a $70,000 victory bonus.

Pearson is listed as having been paid $30,000, but UFC President Dana White has said that the English fighter also would be paid a $30,000 bonus as if he had won the fight.

 

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