The following are the reported pay outs to fighters who participated on the Strikeforce/Elite XC show this past weekend, according to the Wrestling Observer newsletter (available at wrestlingobserver.com). Some fighters were paid by Strikeforce, others by EliteXC. Prelim fighters are not included and several fighters received unreported bonuses from the promoters.
-Frank Shamrock ($1.3 million) def. Phil Baroni ($75,000)
-Cung Le ($100,000) def. Tony Fryklund ($12,000)
-Murilo “Ninja” Rua ($50,000) def. Joey Villasenor ($32,000)
-Paul Buentello ($50,000) def. Carter Wiliams ($25,000)
-Paul Daley ($30,000) def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig ($15,000)
-Edson Berto ($25,000) def. Victor Valenzuela ($30,000)
-Josh Thomson ($15,000) def. Nick Gonzalez ($10,000)
If that's true, that's insane. I wonder if Frank Shamrock is getting a percentage of PPV buys on top of that enormous guarantee.