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Here is a list of the salary breakdown for the fighters......put considering it only comes to a total of $845,000 (£422,500) and they made over $2m in ticket sales alone EXCLUDING ppv money and merchandise (which broke the MEN Arena records) I cant help thinking some of the fighters sould be paid a bit more......thoughts?


Main Event Fighters

-Mirko Cro Cop: $350,000 (2nd fight in UFC after 24 fights in Pride; lost to Gabriel Gonzaga)

-Gabriel Gonzaga: $60,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Mirko Cro Cop)


Main Card Fighters

-Andrei Arlovski: $160,000 (13th fight in UFC; defeated Fabricio Werdum)

-Fabricio Werdum: $80,000 (1st fight in UFC after 6 fights in Pride; lost to Andrei Arlovski)

-Ryoto Machida: $42,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Heath)

-Cheick Kongo: $40,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Assuerio Silva)

-Michael Bisping: $24,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Elvis Sinosic)

-Elvis Sinosic: $8,000 (7th fight in UFC; lost to Michael Bisping)

-Assuerio Silva: $8,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Cheick Kongo)

-David Heath: $6,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Ryoto Machida)


Preliminary Match Fighters

-Alessio Sakara: $20,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Victor Valimaki)

-Terry Etim: $12,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Matt Grice)

-Paul Taylor: $8,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Edilberto de Oliveira)

-Junior Assuncao: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Lee)

-Jess Liaudin: $6,000 (1st fight in UFC; defeated Dennis Siver)

-Edilberto de Oliveira: $4,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Paul Taylor)

-Victor Valimaki: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Alessio Sakara)

-Matt Grice: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Terry Etim)

-Dennis Siver: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jess Liaudin)

-David Lee: $2,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Junior Assuncao)

Combined Fighter Payroll: $845,000

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Post #1   5/4/07 12:06:24PM   

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Gonzaga will get a better deal now that he is fighting for the title

Post #2   5/4/07 12:22:54PM   

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Posted by methodman_90

Gonzaga will get a better deal now that he is fighting for the title



yeah thepayday will be better, but $60,000 is not bad for a few minutes of work

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Post #3   5/4/07 12:26:30PM   

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I think its funny how Cro Cop got six times as much as Gonzaga for getting his head knocked in. I think the fighters should be paid more although Cro Cop made enough. I think the winner should get more then the losers though.

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Im glad to see that Elvis got paid extra for his heart (fight of the night bonus) ... he's a warrior, even if hes not exactly an A fighter

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The Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and KO of the Night all gave a 30,000 dollar bonus (formerly 15,000), and, considering how much of a bump that is for most of those guys, it's hard to see how some fights are boring. If you can more than double your salary with a great KO/submission, why wouldn't you go for it?

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Posted by cowcatcher
yeah thepayday will be better, but $60,000 is not bad for a few minutes of work



The base pay was 30,000. Like Dev mentioned, he got the other 30 for KO of the night. Glad he didn't win by decision.

Good to see the days of 2,500 for a debut fighter are over in the UFC.

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I think if you are in a PPV you should get a minimum of 10k. I know its quite a bit more than 3k but I think that 3k is just too little for all the training and time spent to get up to that level. Don't you agree?

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-Fabricio Werdum: $80,000 (1st fight in UFC after 6 fights in Pride; lost to Andrei Arlovski)

-Ryoto Machida: $42,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated David Heath)

-Cheick Kongo: $40,000 (4th fight in UFC; defeated Assuerio Silva)
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All of the above got very good contracts. Holy crap.

And Gonzaga is now the 2nd person ina row to get a big pay jump to face Cro Cop.

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by methodman_90

Gonzaga will get a better deal now that he is fighting for the title



yeah thepayday will be better, but $60,000 is not bad for a few minutes of work



It wasn't just a few minutes of work, it was months of training also.

Post #10   5/5/07 11:57:43PM