The pay of the fighters is the disclosed amount to the CSAC. The fighters likely were paid more than that when you include other bonuses and sponsor’s pay.
A few thoughts on the pay of the Affliction fighters…
· The pay was very, very high in contrast to even UFC fighters. For example, Matt Lindlad took home $100,000 more than Anderson Silva did for his fight on the same night.
· Fedor was grossly underpaid in comparison to other fighters. I thought he was making more than $1 million for this fight. Perhaps he is.
· Tim Sylvia is very overpaid
· Some fighters by this scale were still overpaid
· Some fighters by this scale were still underpaid. I am shocked Nogueira only made $50,000, the same amount as Mike Whitehead.
· I don’t know what UFC fighters come away with, but the biggest competition Affliction will give the UFC is fighter pay
· It will be hard for them to cover this financially. God thing they have Trump.
Tim Sylvia: $800,000
Andrei Arlovski: $750,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
Fedor Emelianenko: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Josh Barnett: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Matt Lindland: $300,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Ben Rothell: $250,000
Vitor Belfort: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Paul Buentello: $80,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Pedro Rizzo: $70,000
Mike Whitehead: $50,000
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Terry Martin: $30,000
Gary Goodridge: $25,000
Fabio Nascimento: $20,00O
Mike Pyle: $20,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Edwin Dewees: $15,000
Mark Hominick: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Savant Young: $7,000
Justin Levens: $6000
JJ Ambrose: $5,000
Ray Lizama: $3,000
A disclosed total of $3,332,100 was paid out to the fighters.
Paid attendance: 11,242
Complimentary attendance: 3,590
Total attendance: 14,832
Gross receipt from ticket sales (live gate): $2,085,510
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