UFC 148 salaries: Tito Ortiz or Forrest Griffin will earn event's top disclosed payday

 Tito Ortiz or fellow UFC 148 co-headliner Forrest Griffin will be the top earner at Saturday's event. 

Ortiz is set to take home a flat $250,000 in his retirement fight. Rubber-match opponent Forrest Griffin, meanwhile, earns $125,000 to show and will earn an extra $150,000 as a win bonus if victorious. 

The payouts has been confirmed with Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer. 

UFC 148 takes place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. 

UFC 148 headliner and middleweight champ Anderson Silva, meanwhile, will take home a flat $200,000 win or lose. His opponent, Chael Sonnen, banks $50,000 to show and an additional $50,000 as a win bonus if victorious. 

Additional disclosed salaries include Cung Le, who is set to earn a flat $150,000 for his main-card bout against Patrick Cote, who earns $21,000 to show and $21,000 to win. 

Full disclosed UFC 148 paydays will be available next week. 

As usual, the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive. 

In other words, they're simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

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