Update: Moyses Gabin got paid just $1 ... not $1,000. Thanks to James for the clarification. No reason is available right now for the nominal purse.
There were a few readers asking about the fighter payouts for EliteXC: "Street Certified," which took place on February 16 from the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla.
MMAmania.com just received those figures from the Florida State Boxing Commission.
There's some interesting paydays for some of the combatants to say the least. Main eventer Kimbo Slice received $175,000 for 43 seconds of work. I guess putting butts in the seats puts dollars in your pocket.
Keep in mind that's not counting his sponsorships, either. It's safe to say that he's no longer saying, "Give me my bread," but rather, "I've got my bread, now I want my cheese."
His opponent, Tank Abbott, took home $126,000, which is not bad for a fighter who has won once in the last decade.
James Thompson earned $25,000 in a first round knockout loss to Brett Rogers, while Rogers only pocketed $4,000. That was one of four fights on the card where the loser made more than the winner.
Here's all the payouts for EliteXC: "Street Certified:"
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson - $175,000 ($125,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
David "Tank" Abbott - $126,000
Kimbo defeated Tank by KO (punch) 43 seconds into the first round
Antonio Silva - $80,000
Ricco Rodriguez - $20,000
Silva defeated Ricco by split decision
Scott Smith - $12,000
Kyle Noke - $3,000
Smith defeated Noke by KO (punch) 7 seconds into round 2
Yves Edwards - $6,000
Edson Berto - $6,000
Yves defeated Berto by KO (knee) with 4 seconds left in round 1
Brett Rogers - $4,000
James Thompson - $25,000
Brett Rogers defeated Thompson by KO (punch) at 2:24 of round 1
Rafael Fiejao - $6,000
John Doyle - $2,500
Fiejao defeated Doyle by TKO at 2:17 of round 1
Yosmany Cabazes - $2,000
Jon Kirk - $2,500
Cabazes defeated Kirk by submission (rear naked choke) at :52 of round 2
Dave Herman - $1,500
Mario Rinaldi - $2,000
Herman defeated Rinaldi by TKO 33 seconds into round 3
Eric Bradley - $1,000
Mikey Gomez - $1,500
Bradley defeated Gomez by unanimous decision
Mike Bernhard - $1,500
Lorenzo Borgameo - $1,000
Bernhard defeated Borgameo by submission (triangle) at 4:11 of round 2
Moyses Gabin -- $1
Jirka Hlavaty -- $500
Gabin defeated Hlavaty via technical knockout (cut) in round one
It looks like Gary Shaw gets his main event and co main event fighters paid very well. We could see more guys moving over to fight for EliteXC if they can earn paychecks like that.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.