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MattHughesRocks
01-25-2009, 07:32 AM
Sunday, January 25, 2009

MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information from the California State Athletic Commission for Affliction "Day of Reckoning" featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski, which took place on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, "Main Event Fighters" are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. "Main Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in the main event. "Preliminary Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the main card goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.


MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000 (win bonus would have been $250,000)


MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

Josh Barnett $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel $30,000 (win bonus would have been $9,300)

Vitor Belfort $200,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lindland $225,000 (win bonus would have been $75,000)

Renato "Babalu" Sobral $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou $50,000 (win bonus would have been $50,000)

Paul Buentello $90,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Kiril Sidelnikov $10,000 (win bonus would have been $25,000)

Dan Lauzon $12,000 (no win bonus) def. Bobby Green $4,000 (win bonus would have been $4,000)

Jay Hieron $45,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jason High $10,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)


PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira $150,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko $50,000 (win bonus would have been $30,000)

L.C. Davis $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Bao Quach $7,000 (win bonus would have been $6,000)

Albert Rios $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Duarte $3,000 (win bonus would have been $2,000)

Brett Cooper $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Patrick Speight $2,000 (win bonus would have been $3,000)

MattHughesRocks
01-25-2009, 07:34 AM
Ok that's it. I'm leaving the UFC and going over to Affliction.Are those numbers right for Andre? :huh:

Hughes_GOAT
01-25-2009, 07:37 AM
sure are....UFC has the best fighters, or so we're told.

Neezar
01-25-2009, 03:05 PM
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000 (win bonus would have been $250,000)





:blink: How the hell did Arlovski get more than Fedor?

lc87
01-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Fedor definatly needs to re negotiate his contract

sender
01-25-2009, 04:17 PM
Fedor makes way more money than that dont you worry...

MattHughesRocks
01-25-2009, 04:21 PM
It's based on looks there.


:blink: How the hell did Arlovski get more than Fedor?

Crisco
01-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Fedor gets a piece of the companies profits on the side

Preach
01-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Fedor deserves the government bailout

MattHughesRocks
01-25-2009, 07:14 PM
:laugh:


Fedor deserves the government bailout

Jonlion
01-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Wow, no wonder Andre felt the UFC disrespected him!

That is what, one of the highest salaries for a fighter?!

I mean he was a top earner at the UFC, but that amount is astronomical, maybe the first payment included a sign up bonus?

They seem quite good payers at Affliction but you wonder whether they can keept that up, depends on how well the show done i guess!

Black Mamba
01-25-2009, 07:24 PM
Holy poo, 1.5 million for Andre?!?!?! :blink: Wth. Wow. Must be nice to lose and still come home with fat pay check like that. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter get payed that much.

sender
01-25-2009, 11:43 PM
Holy poo, 1.5 million for Andre?!?!?! :blink: Wth. Wow. Must be nice to lose and still come home with fat pay check like that. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter get payed that much.


ummmm have you ever seen the pay check top end boxers get cut... makes 1.5 mil look like chump change

Tyburn
01-26-2009, 12:34 AM
:blink: How the hell did Arlovski get more than Fedor?
For the same reason that Fedor doesnt get a win bonus

They knew what the outcome would be...Fedor was bound to win, dont waste bonus money, Arlovski bound to lose...compen-bloody-sation :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
01-26-2009, 04:35 AM
Holy poo, 1.5 million for Andre?!?!?! :blink: Wth. Wow. Must be nice to lose and still come home with fat pay check like that. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter get payed that much.

Tito

Hughes_GOAT
01-26-2009, 04:35 AM
For the same reason that Fedor doesnt get a win bonus

They knew what the outcome would be...Fedor was bound to win, dont waste bonus money, Arlovski bound to lose...compen-bloody-sation :laugh:

nice theory

Hughes_GOAT
01-26-2009, 04:36 AM
It's based on looks there.

Fedor is hawt

CAVEMAN
01-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Yes, that is the sad thing about Affliction, if they keep paying salaries like they did to AA, they will not be in business long. 1.5 mill is a little much!:wacko:

CAVEMAN
01-26-2009, 03:57 PM
Tito

:laugh: I wonder how much Tito got for that poor commentating?:wacko:

lc87
01-28-2009, 05:50 PM
I think I like the ufc commentators better than the affliction guys. And that's a steep statement cause I hate rogan and goldy

County Mike
01-28-2009, 06:56 PM
:laugh: I wonder how much Tito got for that poor commentating?:wacko:

I read a Tito blog that says he did it for free. He volunteered his time in exchange for some publicity.

Llamafighter
01-28-2009, 07:04 PM
:laugh: I wonder how much Tito got for that poor commentating?:wacko:

Tito is starting his own company called "Punishment Commentating". My problem is that I like to know what I did wrong to deserve that punishment.

hizo64
01-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Tito is starting his own company called "Punishment Commentating". My problem is that I like to know what I did wrong to deserve that punishment.

:rotfl:

Jason 16
01-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Tito is starting his own company called "Punishment Commentating". My problem is that I like to know what I did wrong to deserve that punishment.
:funny: