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UFC 139 Salaries And Medical Suspensions

Dan Henderson, "Shogun" Rua, and Cung Le all left UFC 139 with six-figure paydays and hefty medical suspensions.

Cung Le - Wanderlei Silva
Cung Le - Wanderlei Silva

Despite having his face rearranged, Cung Le came away the big winner from Saturday night. The California State Athletic Commission released the official payroll and medical suspensions list for UFC 139 on Tuesday, and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion emerged as the top earner with a reported salary of $350,000. MMA Weekly first reported the news.

Along with Le, former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson ($250,000), former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva ($200,000), and former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua were the only other fighters to break six figures.

As for the medical suspensions, neither "Shogun" nor Henderson escaped punishment for their 25-minute war of attrition. Both men have been suspended for a multitude of reasons, including 180 days for hand, skull or facial fractures, and an additional 45-60 days for a "hard bout". Similarly, undercard competitor Gleison Tibau has been issued a 180 suspension for a right thumb fracture.

UFC 139 was held on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

UFC 139 payroll:

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Mauricio Rua: $165,000
Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Cung Le: $350,000
Urijah Faber: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
Brian Bowles: $19,000
Martin Kampmann: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Rick Story: $19,000
Stephan Bonnar: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000
Ryan Bader: $48,000 (includes $24,00 win bonus)
Jason Brilz: $13,000
Michael McDonald: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Alex Soto: $6,000
Chris Weidman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Tom Lawlor: $12,000
Gleison Tibau: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Rafael Dos Anjos: $16,000
Miguel Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Nick Pace: $4,000
Seth Baczynski: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Matt Brown: $12,000
Danny Castillo: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Shamar Bailey: $8,000

UFC 139 medical suspensions:

Dan Henderson - Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a hard bout. He was also suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless he receives clearance from a physician for a possible right thumb fracture. An MRI/CT scan is needed to be cleared.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to a hard bout; suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days for an eyebrow laceration; and suspended 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared by a physician for possible facial and skull fracture.
Wanderlei Silva - Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for a right eyebrow laceration.
Cung Le - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO. He was also suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician due to a possible nasal fracture.
Brian Bowles - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to submission.
Martin Kampmann - Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician due to forehead and right eyebrow lacerations.
Rick Story - Suspended for 60 days with no contact for 60 days unless cleared by a physician for a chin laceration.
Jason Brilz - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
Michael McDonald - Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared via x-ray for a possible third finger fracture on his right hand.
Tom Lawlor - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to submission.
Gleison Tibau - Suspended for 180 days with no contact for 180 days unless cleared via x-ray for possible right thumb fracture.
Shamar Bailey - Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to TKO.