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.


  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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