a lot of the numbers were just shy of 1000 amounts which is weird.. maybe they were paying them an even 000 amount and docked fees or something haha. The pay scale is horrendous though. Two things which I would be interested to know are the details of shamrock's contract (fight by fight? win bonus? did the disclosed amount include anything else?) and if all these fighters from eliteXC are still being paid what they were making before... isn't that kinda what happened with the pride contracts which were bought out?
As for the pay scale... horrendous. We criticize the ufc for their payouts, and I do believe that you can still barely argue the ufc is paying their fighters appropriately (if they dont jack it up by the end of 2009 or disclose where the money is being allocated I'm gonna go on a rant), but these fighters making under 1000 is absolutely ridiculous. Seriously...
Shamrock is making 369,790 while the combined salaries of ALL the other fighters comes to 263665... every fighter that night put together made less than 3 quarts of what shamrock made. You should not have such an unbelievably top heavy pay out when your entry level fighters aren't making enough to cover flight and accommodations.
And i'm not saying that sylvia deserved 800k for his stint in affliction, but it was ok with affliction was paying everyone absurd amounts and fedor likely made more than everyone. Diaz was just as valuable as shamrock was in hyping that fight.. no way in hell shamrock should be making more than 10 times his pay let alone significantly more than everyone else on the card put together