Affliction Banned Fighter Payouts and Bonuses


Affliction Banned Payouts via The event payed out an unprecedented 3.3 Million to the fighters. Fedor Emelianenko was rumored to be asking 2 Mil a fight, but his 300k was nothing compared to Tim Sylvia’s 800k.

Tim Sylvia reportedly pocketed 100k for his fight at UFC 81.


  1. richaaron

    July 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    This can't be real….

  2. tlos

    July 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    i am really wanting to know how much affliction pulled in through ppv's and ticket sales. to see if they still have a future. i remember hearing an interview with tito stating affliction pays alot better then the UFC but 800K for silva to fight does seem a bit high. he was the underdog too.

  3. michael

    July 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    wow that was huge sum of money…is that accurate?

  4. Morey

    July 21, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Those payouts are all across the board. It wasn't just a couple of fighters getting taken care of a few of those guys made out very well.

    Silvia making 800K compared to Fedor making 300K is not right. Fedor must have some other deal in his contract where he also takes shares or part of the PPV. I'm sure he has to be the most paid fighter.

  5. derek

    July 21, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    wow fedor only made $300K?? i thought he was asking a million per fight. tim sylvia must be on cloud 9 right now… making close to a million per fight. it would take chuck liddell the equivalent of 2 UFC PPVs to make that. and damn… andre made more money in this one fight than all the money he ever made in the ufc!!!

  6. king-hydro

    July 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I call bullshit!!!! I agree with Morey, fedor must have been making a share of the PPV to agree to that!!, I dont care if Sylvia is a former champ, his fights all suk

  7. dude

    July 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    if it is true then i cant see affliction around too much longer

  8. Steveo

    July 21, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    There is no way the slothiac should be making that kind oof money

  9. Scooby Doo

    July 21, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    It's not real. If this real that means D.White didn't wan't to pay FEDOR SHIT! He paid Brock a million or so, to come to the ufc. D. White is kicking him-self in the ass right now. Randy vs Fedor $$$$$$$. Dumb Ass. I CALL BULLSHIT!!!!!! also!

  10. roy

    July 22, 2008 at 1:42 am

    brock made 250,000 for his fight,you guys might be right about fedor that might be his lump pay with a cut of ppv buys where the others just got paid straight up.i think they probally pulled in a million or so at the gate and hopefully with enough ppv buys they broke evan or maybe made a little.we will have to wait and see who the numbnes went.

  11. Eggbert

    July 22, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Why is everyone calling bullshit about these numbers??? Do people not get that Donald Trump is a partner and investor of Affliction? If you don't believe these number, go check out the numerous other sites they all post the same figures. Who knows what's up with Fedor only being paid $300,000… could be due to his contract… he always said that he doesn't want to fight for just one league… which is why UFC wouldn't sign him. Maybe Affliction said, come fight 1 fight with us and this is what we'll pay you, and he agreed?

  12. Ryan S

    July 22, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Yeah, I can't believe Arlovski got paid so much more than Fedor either. I wonder if Trump had anything to do with these high payouts. If it is real, these fighters probably wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Might not be such a bad idea.

  13. Fedor Emelianenko DV

    July 22, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Wtf?!? Are they kidding? I mean this is like *THE* most guaranteed way to get rid of Fedor :((( Suckers! Come to think I was behind Affliction all that time.

  14. Dorothy Willis

    July 22, 2008 at 7:57 am

    At least now people will believe that Fedor turning Dana White's offer of a million dollar contract was not as important to him as his principals.

  15. dane drebin

    July 22, 2008 at 8:14 am

    why is it the most gaurunteed way tp get rid of fedor i dont get it? fedor signed for that amount its not like he is surprised that its only 300 grand. plus im sure he made more in other things and thats not all he made

  16. Alex

    July 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Fedor made more. Affliction is trying to prove some point by these numbers. Maybe just like the comment above saying that Fedor doesn't fight for the money. But his contract has some other form of payment other than this. Fedor had to make more than any one else on this card.

  17. Ryan S

    July 23, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Endorsements. He is the best heavyweight in the world (To most people) and the best fighter pound for pound (According to some people). Companies know this and want him to be the face of their products. He probably makes crazy bank off that.

  18. Kash

    July 23, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Fedor is probably like Michael Jordan in his country so yeah, those endorsements must be pouring in.

  19. Cam

    August 8, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Fedor took a low salary because he is a foreign athlete, which means he'll pay close to 40% of that in taxes right up front… he'll take the backside back to Russia, and get a sweetheart deal on it.

    I guarantee you that he probably made over $1.5MM including a cut of gate sells and PPV sells.

    He may fight for "principles" and take contracts accordingly, but he's no idiot, and wouldn't fight for chump change.

  20. Tim Fry

    August 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Hay let me ask u all something who would win Fedor or Arlovski.

  21. Dorothy Willis

    August 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Hey, Cam, I applaud Fedor for what he made with his Affliction deal, but show me where they made him sign away his right to fight in Sambo contests. I would love for all MMA fighters to make as much as NBA, NFL, NHL players do. I think they are all underpaid for being the superior athletes they are.

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