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Affliction - Banned Fighter Salaries

    Thu, 2008-07-31 22:18 — Bevois

    The California State Athletic Commission released the fighter salary information for Affliction - Banned, which took place on Saturday, July 19th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

    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 live broadcast 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) defeated Tim Sylvia ($800,000)

    MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

    – Andre Arlovski ($750,000/$250,000 win bonus) defeated Ben Rothwell ($250,000)

    – Josh Barnett ($300,000/no win bonus) defeated Pedro Rizzo ($70,000)

    – Mark Hominick ($10,000/win bonus was $5,000) defeated Savant Young ($7,000)

    – Renato "Babalu" Sobral ($90,000/win bonus was $30,000) defeated Mike Whitehead ($50,000)

    – Matt Lindland ($300,000/win bonus was $75,000) defeated Fabio "Negao" Nascimiento ($20,000)

    – Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($50,000/no win bonus) defeated Edwin Dewees ($15,000)

    – Mike Pyle ($20,000/win bonus was $5,000) defeated J.J. Ambrose ($5,000)

    PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS

    – Vitor Belfort ($140,000/win bonus was $70,000) defeated Terry Martin ($30,000)

    – Paul Buentello ($80,000/win bonus was $20,000) defeated Gary Goodridge ($25,000)

    – Justin Levens ($6,000) vs. Ray Lizama ($3,000)*

    *Bout did not take place due to time constraints. Total pay was negotiated.

    DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $3,321,000

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    BJJ Team's picture

    Fedor might have been removed from that page is because of the rumors he siffered a hand injury from punching Sylvia's head

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    overcat's picture

    BJJ Team;22390 wrote:
    Fedor might have been removed from that page is because of the rumors he siffered a hand injury from punching Sylvia's head

    what the hell are you talking about? Fedor was removed from the October 11th show, because of a hand he injured in the Sylvia fight. that has nothing to do with how much money he made on July 19th. :rolleyes:

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    overcat's picture

    BJJ Team;22390 wrote:
    Fedor might have been removed from that page is because of the rumors he siffered a hand injury from punching Sylvia's head

    what the hell are you talking about? Fedor was removed from the October 11th show. that has nothing to do with how much money he made on July 19th. :rolleyes:

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    Josh Barnett Will Not Accept a Pay Cut

    Tiny by Michael Rome on Aug 1, 2008 9:17 AM EDT in News

    Dave Meltzer reported that Tom Attencio will allegedly ask fighters to take a 50% pay cut to work the Las Vegas show in October. Zach Arnold interviewed Josh Barnett, and reports on his reply here:

    Barnett replied by saying that he was not going to take a pay cut to fight.

    In addition, when asked about whether or not he’ll fight Fedor, Mr. Barnett said that it’s not up to him as far as whether or not the fight gets booked. He wants to fight Fedor, but can’t worry about the politics surrounding why the fight hasn’t been booked.

    I think everyone knew those salaries were unsustainable. While I'm very excited for the second Affliction show, I am tempering my excitement because Fedor's name has been removed from the Thomas and Mack Center's Affliction page, and we still don't really know if he's been signed to anything. I highly doubt Fedor's team will accept a pay cut.

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/7/31/584123/josh-barnett-won-t-take-a

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    KibunInc's picture

    Why did Fedor make so much less then many of the other fighters? especially since he was the main attraction. :confused:

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