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Shogun Rua, B.J. Penn lead UFC on FOX 5 payroll

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10:07 AM ET 12.13 | Two MMA legends were paid quite well for their UFC on FOX 5 appearances Saturday night. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua made the most at $175,000, while former UFC champion B.J. Penn earned $150,000. Rua lost via unanimous decision to Alexander Gustafsson, and B.J. Penn lost via unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald.

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December 14, 2012  09:09 AM ET

How'd they manage to get paid when they barely managed to show up....

 
December 14, 2012  11:04 AM ET

Penn fought a much bigger opponent, and he didn't give up. Penn takes a lot of crap for his mediocre record at WW - but the fact is - in his entire career, he's had 10 fights with guys that were MUCH bigger than he was - and he's only ever been finished twice. I love internet tough guys who talk about how these guys didn't show up - when they take a beating that people like you could never take without tapping.

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