The official salaries for Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Werdum have been announced, and show that the promotion’s biggest star, Fedor Emelianenko walked away with $400,000 despite losing to Fabricio Werdum who earned $100,000.
Fedor’s salary is certainly comparable to the UFC’s top stars, though unlike them the Russian does not receive a cut of pay-per-view revenue on top.
Cung Le was another top earner on the night, also earning $100,000 for his nights work. Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson was next with $60,000 while Scott Smith was just behind with $55,000.
See the full list of fighter earnings from the event below.
Fabricio Werdum: $100,000
Fedor Emelianenko: $400,000
Cung Le: $100,000
Scott Smith: $55,000
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $35,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 champion bonus)
Jan Finney: $6,000
Josh Thomson: $60,000
Pat Healy: $8,000
Chris Cope: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus)
Ron Keslar: $1,500
Bret Bergmark: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
Vagner Rocha: $2,500
Yancey Medeiros: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
Gareth Joseph: $2,000
Bobby Stack: $2,800 ($1,500 win bonus)
Derrick Burnsed: $2,000