Burkman, Fitch top WSOF salaries

Monday, June 17, 2013

When Jon Fitch was released from the UFC, he had last made $66,000 to show against Demian Maia. Since he was released from the UFC, Fitch and UFC President Dana White have gone back and forth in the media criticizing fighter pay amongst other things. Fitch recently signed with the World Series of Fighting, however it looks like he may be making a tad less, as today the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed the salaries from the event:

Josh Burkman: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)

def. Jon Fitch: $30,000

Steve Carl: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Tyson Steele: $7,000

Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)

def. Lyle Beerbohm: $15,000

Justin Gaethje: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

def. Brian Cobb: $8,000

Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)

def. Jeff Smith: $4,000

Dan Lauzon: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)

def. John Gunderson: $6,000

Carson Beebe: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)

def. Joe Murphy: $4,000

Krasimir Mladenov: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)

def. Kendrick Miree: $4,000

Brenson Hansen: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)

def. Josh Montalvo: $1,000

Of course these are only the sarlies reported to the commission, and it is possible that Fitch received a signing bonus or locker room bonus in additional to his listed salary. World Series of Fighting is an upstart promotion and is unlikely to be able to afford salaries like the UFC can, but the total payroll of $200,000 is a significant number for an event that is not the UFC or Bellator.