WEC 34 fighters salaries: Faber, Pulver and McCullough top earners

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SmileR
6/2/08 7:00:01PM
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today received the list of official salaries for the event, which took place at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, from the California State Athletic Commission.

Other top earners included Faber's opponent, Jens Pulver ($33,000), as well as Rob McCullough ($32,000) and WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres ($28,000).

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $260,000. The average salary was $11,818.

The full list of salaries included:
Urijah Faber ($44,000) def. Jens Pulver ($33,000)
Miguel Torres ($28,000) def. Yoshiro Maeda ($6,000)
Mark Munoz ($16,000) def. Chuck Grigsby ($3,000)
Rob McCullough ($32,000) def. Kenneth Alexander ($3,000)
Donald Cerrone ($10,000) def. Danny Castillo ($3000)
Mike Brown ($10,000) def. Jeff Curran ($10,000)
Will Ribeiro ($6,000) def. Chase Beebe ($7,000)
Tim McKenzie ($12,000) def. Jeremy Lang ($4,000)
Alex Serdyukov ($6,000) def. Luis Sapo ($3,000)
Jose Aldo ($6,000) def. Alexandre Franca Nogueira ($8,000)
Dominic Cruz ($6,000) def. Charlie Valencia ($7,000)
All of the winning fighters received "win bonuses" that doubled their salaries. For example, Faber earned a base salary of $22,000 and got an additional $22,000 for the victory. Had Pulver pulled off the victory, he would have been the event's highest-paid fighter with a $66,000 payday.

Now, the usual disclaimer: the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any un-reported "locker room" bonuses that organizations sometime pay. In other words, these are simply base salaries reported to the CSAC and do not represent the total amounts earned by each fighter.


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wolfman
6/2/08 7:11:08PM
That's pretty weak that Alexander only got $3,000! Wow, that sucks... I know that most fighters get money from sponsors and stuff, but still that is pretty low.
finnish_line
6/2/08 7:27:22PM


McCullough and Alexander both deserve to be fired after that performance.
FrankTheTank1181
6/2/08 7:28:34PM
Razor Rob could have gotten arrested for robbery takin home $32,000 for that fight...
jae_1833
6/2/08 7:34:19PM
WEC needs bonuses....Fight of the night....an extra 10Gs or so to both Faber and Jens....they earned it!
DCRage
6/2/08 7:38:26PM

Posted by wolfman

That's pretty weak that Alexander only got $3,000! Wow, that sucks... I know that most fighters get money from sponsors and stuff, but still that is pretty low.


Not really considering the live gate was only $738,855. And that's probably what he would've made had he fought in UFC.
wolfman
6/2/08 8:08:02PM

Posted by DCRage


Posted by wolfman

That's pretty weak that Alexander only got $3,000! Wow, that sucks... I know that most fighters get money from sponsors and stuff, but still that is pretty low.


Not really considering the live gate was only $738,855. And that's probably what he would've made had he fought in UFC.



Yeah, but this is his second fight in the WEC and he also had a win over Razor Rob in the past. I know, that fight wasn't in the WEC and Razor Rob is a former champ and a huge draw for the WEC. It just seems unfair, as Lang is a new comer to the WEC and he was paid more.
The-Don
6/2/08 8:44:33PM

Posted by jae_1833

WEC needs bonuses....Fight of the night....an extra 10Gs or so to both Faber and Jens....they earned it!




I could agree with that,... But honestly.. who would determine the best fight of thge night? it could get pretty subjective... THe fight right before the Main event was freaking great as well, it did not have the build up this one did... but this one more then lived up to the promotion put behind it... and I do not use the word hype cause this was anything but hype.. so far I think the best fight of the year.. maybe even top 10 all time...,
holt8081
6/2/08 9:17:58PM

Posted by jae_1833

WEC needs bonuses....Fight of the night....an extra 10Gs or so to both Faber and Jens....they earned it!

a little something extra to make them work harder maybe then rob would have done something.
lordicast
6/2/08 10:57:06PM
Faber VS Pulver
I didnt see the fight because im in iraq but judging from the score cards which went like
50-45, 50-45, 50-44
i dont see how it could have been a good fight and they deserve more money
jae_1833
6/2/08 11:20:11PM
You said it man...you didn't see the fight.
wolfman
6/2/08 11:44:33PM

Posted by lordicast

Faber VS Pulver
I didnt see the fight because im in iraq but judging from the score cards which went like
50-45, 50-45, 50-44
i dont see how it could have been a good fight and they deserve more money



Even though Faber won every round, it was a hard fought win and a hell of a fight. The scores don't do the fight justice, Pulver was a warrior in that fight and both fighters fought their asses off! Seriously, you should just search for the fight and judge for yourself, it might even still be in the site's video section.
babytater03
6/3/08 7:54:33AM

Posted by FrankTheTank1181

Razor Rob could have gotten arrested for robbery takin home $32,000 for that fight...



AMEN
DCRage
6/3/08 8:07:40AM

Posted by lordicast

Faber VS Pulver
I didnt see the fight because im in iraq but judging from the score cards which went like
50-45, 50-45, 50-44
i dont see how it could have been a good fight and they deserve more money


I saw the fight, it was closer than the scores indicate. I had it 49-46 Faber but it was a close one, and I almost had it 48-47 Faber (gave Pulver round 3 and nearly gave him round 4).
PaleHorse
6/3/08 11:01:47AM
I thought that Faber vs Pulver was an amazing fight, but so was Torres vs Maeda, both up for some of the best fights I've ever seen, I was so happy to be at the event. I was shocked Noguiera got paid as much as he did, he just ran throughout the entire performance up until he got knocked out, you guys probably didn't see it but the fans were cheering "FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!" because Noguiera was just dodging confrontation.
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