EliteXC Unfinished Business Fighter Payouts


chuck make the cash

Robbie Lawler: $90,000 (which included a $45,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Smith: $14,000

Nick Diaz: $60,000 (no win bonus)
def. Thomas Denny: $8,500

Jake Shields: $45,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Thompson: $25,000

Cristiane Cyborg: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Antonio Silva: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Eilers: $20,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Galbraith: $5,000

Wilson Reis: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $2,000

Anthony Ruiz: $5,001 ($3,00O win bonus)
def. Jeremy Freitag: $2,5000

David Douglas: $4,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Marlon Matias: $2,500

Carl Seumanutafa: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Cook: $2000

Drew Montgomery: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Brandon Tarn: $2,000

Total Payout: $533,501

All reported payouts don’t include deductions for insurance, licenses, gym dues, management commissions, and taxes. They also don’t reflect fighter sponsorships, signing bonuses and sometimes PPV percentages.

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  1. tom

    July 31, 2008 at 3:03 am

    i think there pay sucks for most of the ppl.. alot of the fights got under 5k..

    also i love the different in the pay checks Antonio Silva: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)

    def. Justin Eilers: $20,000

  2. Oswald Gobblecock

    July 31, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Well, so much for fighters complaining about what UFC pays. lol

  3. Fedor Emelianenko DV

    July 31, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Definitely not Affliction paychecks, but not as bad as I thought it is.

  4. gary lipa

    July 31, 2008 at 6:56 am

    sick of chucks mug on the payouts we all know hes over paid as of late!!!

  5. Morey

    July 31, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    The numbers for this thing were terrible…just like this payscale. I think the October event will do well with Kimbo back. If it doesn't, say bye bye to MMA on network TV for a while.

  6. Oswald Gobblecock

    July 31, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Gary, he wasn't over paid in his last fight with Silva.

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