The CSAC has released the fighter payouts for WEC 41 “Brown vs Faber 2.” Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional “locker room” bonuses, pay-per-view revenue sharing, or sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not necessarily account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.
For a card that easily turned into an “Event of the Year” candidate it sure is disheartening to look below and see what these guys got paid for their efforts. For example, the two best featherweights in the world only took home $25k a piece in purse money while their heavier counterparts are all at least in the six-figure range with their base salaries (exception: Machida breaks six-figures with win bonus, $70k/$70k most recent fight). Sure, there’s a good chance they received a “locker room” bonus, but with the WEC not pulling in boatloads of pay-per-view revenue like the UFC, the chances of them getting comparable checks seems pretty slim.
Courtesy of MMA Junkie:
- Mike Brown: $25,256 ($12,256 + $13,000)
Urijah Faber: $25,790
- Jose Aldo: $17,625 ($6,625 + $11,000)
Cub Swanson: $8,940
- Donald Cerrone: $17,682.54 ($8,682.54 + $9,000)
James Krause: $1,692
- Josh Grispi: $17,381 ($8,381 + $9,000)
Jens Pulver: $31,253
- Manny Gamburyan: $26,960 ($12,960 + $14,000)
John Franchi: $3,108
- Rafael Rebello: $3,650 ($1,650 + $2,000)
Kyle Dietz: $1,840
- Anthony Pettis: $3,302.10 ($1,302.10 + $2,000)
Mike Campbell: $2,950
- Antonio Banuelos: $9,840 ($4,840 + $5,000)
Scott Jorgensen: $5,530
- Frank Gomez: $3,962.41 ($1,962.41 + $2,000)
Noah Thomas: $2,350
- Seth Dikun: $3,940 ($1,940 + $2,000)
Rolando Perez: $2,890
$10,000 bonus to each fighter.
- KO of the night – Jose Aldo
- Submission of the night – Seth Dikun
- Fight of the night – Matt Brown and Urijah Faber
A disclosed total of $255,942.05, including all bonuses, was paid out to the fighters.