taken from: http://www.groundnpound.org/news.php?item.616.1
Affliction Banned numbers are starting to pour in and it seems they have set records in a couple different categories. Not only did they break the record UFC had for ticket sales at The Honda Center but they have blown the doors off the fighter pay scale with a total of $3.3 million in announced payroll.
Many wonder if Affliction can last with their over all spending habits but the news of the fighter pay has escalated this argument to an all time high. While Donald Trump is in bed with Affliction in their venture to break onto the MMA scene, Trump is not in the habit of loosing money so the big question is. Will it last?
Honda Center Ticket Sales...
* Affliction Banned: 14,832 tickets (11,817 paid) for a $2,085,510 gate
* UFC 76: 13,770 tickets (11,817 paid) for a $1,985,000 gate
* UFC 63: 12,604 tickets (9,343 paid) for a $1,582,370 gate
* UFC 59: 13,814 tickets (13,060 paid) for a $2,191,450 gate
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $3,332,100.
Fedor Emelianenko: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Tim Sylvia: $800,000
Andrei Arlovski: $750,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
Ben Rothell: $250,000
Josh Barnett: $300,000 (no win bonus)
Pedro Rizzo: $70,000
Mark Hominick: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Savant Young: $7,000
Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Mike Whitehead: $50,000
Matt Lindland: $300,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Fabio Nascimento: $20,00O
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Edwin Dewees: $15,000
Mike Pyle: $20,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
JJ Ambrose: $5,000
Ray Lizama: $3,000 Fight postponed, Both fighters paid negotiated salaries
Justin Levens: $6000 Fight postponed, Both fighters paid negotiated salaries
Vitor Belfort: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Terry Martin: $30,000
Paul Buentello: $80,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Gary Goodridge: $25,000
The above 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 be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other special bonuses the organization may have paid its fighters. These are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.