Originally Posted by kantowrestler
If not more on the British circuit? Is there money in that market that I don't know about? This is the first time I've heard of this.
Fighters can make a lot of money on the indies, one of the things about Kimbo Slice was that he could have fought freak show fights and brought in millions but he chose to come to the UFC.
The payouts for Afliction were insane
Russia Fedor Emelianenko ($300,000/no win bonus) def. United States Tim Sylvia ($800,000)
Belarus Andrei Arlovski ($750,000/$500,000 for show and $250,000 win bonus) def. United States Ben Rothwell ($250,000)
United States Josh Barnett ($300,000/no win bonus) def. Brazil Pedro Rizzo ($70,000)
Canada Mark Hominick ($10,000/$5,000 for show and $5,000 win bonus) def. United States Savant Young ($7,000)
United States Matt Lindland ($300,000/$225,000 for show and $75,000 win bonus) def. Brazil Fabio Negao ($20,000)
Brazil Renato Sobral ($90,000/$60,000 for show and $30,000 win bonus) def. United States Mike Whitehead ($50,000)
United States Mike Pyle ($20,000/$15,000 for show and $5,000 win bonus) def. United States JJ Ambrose ($5,000)
Brazil Vitor Belfort ($140,000/$70,000 for show and $70,000 win bonus) def. United States Terry Martin ($30,000)
Brazil Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($50,000/no win bonus) def. United States Edwin Dewees ($15,000)
United States Paul Buentello ($80,000/$60,000 for show and $20,000 win bonus) def. Canada Gary Goodridge ($25,000)