WEC 50’s Payroll Disclosed
WEC 50 Fighters emerged wounded and thousands of dollars richer.
Top earners for the WEC 50 event includes Scott Jorgensen ($25,000), main-event winner and bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz ($22,000) and preliminary-card winner Danny Castillo ($19,000). Not to mention they are on top as of the moment. Who would have thought that after making bruises, cuts and broken bones you get paid thousands of dollars? MMA is a pretty good sport .
These are the disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $221,500.
WEC 50 took place Aug. 18 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the night’s main card aired on Versus.
The total list of paydays included:
Dominick Cruz: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
def. Joseph Benavidez: $17,500
Anthony Pettis: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Roller: $16,000
Chad Mendes: $11,000 ($5,500 win bonus)
def. Cub Swanson: $11,000
Scott Jorgensen: $25,000 ($12,500 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $5,000
Bart Palaszewski: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Zach Micklewright: $3,000
Javier Vazquez $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Mackens Semerzier: $4,000
Maciej Jewtuszko: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Njokuani: $7,000
Ricardo Lamas: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Jansen: $4,000
Fredson Paixao: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $4,000
Danny Castillo: $19,000 ($9,500 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $3,000
The figures does not include the deductions. The sponsor’s fee is not added as well. These also do not include the WEC’s traditional “fight night” bonuses. The $10,000 WEC 50 bonuses went to Maciej Jewtuszko (“KO of the Night”), Anthony Pettis (“Submission of the Night”), and Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett (“Fight of the Night”). In short, these are just plain salaries. It must be higher than that when the other bonuses are added.View Article Source »