Is there money to be made outside the UFC for UFC vets who still want to fight?
Last Friday The World Series Of Fighting returned with their third event headlined by Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman at the HArd Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
A modest $200,000 payroll was turned in by the promotion for all fighters on the card.
Evening headliners Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman took home the lions share of that figure but it was Burkman who, with his first round submission over Fitch, received the largest pay-day on the night.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salary figures for the event and the four UFC veterans who participated on the evenings card, didn’t do too bad considering they ore out of the ZUFFA fold.
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