More crazy WWE/WCW salaries revealed

I posted a pretty long list of wrestling salaries and just how terrible they were for WWE/NXT. It was very popular so I’m back after digging around to drop some knowledge on just how strange salary determination was in the 80’s and 90’s. Check it out. Steve Austin’s very first WCW contract in 1991, paid him $75,000 … Read more

UFC 106 fighter salaries

The UFC 106 fighter salaries have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the total disclosed fighter payroll was $1,021,000. Main event fighters Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin were the highest paid fighters on the card.

A former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Griffin earned $100,000 to step back in the Octagon with Tito Ortiz, and earned another $150,000 as a bonus for getting the split decision victory.

Also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (the longest reigning in UFC history), Ortiz took home a flat rate of $250,000. Win or lose, he would have made the same amount.

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Strikeforce compensates both Davis and Miller for cancelled fight

Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.
Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with ProMMA.info today, that both Mark Miller and Deray Davis not only received their show money, but each fighter was also given their win bonuses.

The decision was made once a subsequent fight could not be secured for each fighter on a local promotion’s upcoming event. This was the honorable thing to do for the San Jose based promotion and will go a long way in building integrity for the organization.

The welterweight fight between Miller and Davis was originally slated to be on the undercard of the Nov. 7 Fedor-Rogers event that took place in Hoffman Estates, Ill. and aired live on CBS.

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WEC 42 salaries and bonuses

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released the official fighter purses for “WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles” which took place Sun., Aug. 9, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Although losing his WEC Bantamweight Title via first round knockout, Miguel “Angel” Torres was the highest paid fighter on the card, taking home $25,000 for his main event efforts. His opponent, Brian Bowles, improving his undefeated record to 8-0, took home a base pay of $9,000, plus $9,000 to win, for a total of $18,000.

The low man on the totem pole was Fredson Paixao who lost via split decision to Cole Province in an un-aired preliminary bout. The 8-4 Brazilian earned $2,000 for his second appearance inside the WEC cage.

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“Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” fighter salaries and live gate

On April 11th, STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and was broadcast live on Showtime.

15,211 MMA fans showed up to watch the event live with a total gate from ticket sales at $750,000.

The total fighter payroll was $633,445. Although Frank Shamrock lost to Nick Diaz via TKO in the main event, “The Legend” was still able to walk away as the big winner for the night when it came to salary with a sweet $369,790 paycheck.

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4,465 tickets comped for UFC 92

UFC 92 may have drawn a total of 14,166 spectators this past Saturday, however, not all of them paid for their ticket. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed that 4,465 of fans in attendance received complimentary tickets. The 4,465 fans who did not pay made up thirty one and a half percent … Read more

UFC 92 pay scale: $1,381,000.00

The official numbers have been released for UFC 92: Ultimate 2008 and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson walked away with the biggest paycheck of $325,000 for his efforts against Wanderlei Silva.

While the pay scale does include win bonuses, it does not include the infamous UFC locker room bonuses or Fight of the Night and Knockout bonuses.

Rampage’s purse of $325,000 only includes his base pay and win bonus. In addition, he also walked away with a ‘KO of the Night’ $60,000 for knocking out Silva in the first round.

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Salaries, weight, and final thoughts on UFC 91

by: Jack Bratcher

It’s been a long time since one fight has garnered so much attention.

Every MMA site and news source that covers MMA is focused on Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar.

ESPN.com has basically become BrockRandy.net.

What makes this fight so interesting are all the story lines associated with it.

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