Originally Posted by TheBonger
Yea i agree,(wow thats a first for us) but i think the pay scale in the GP are different then single fights and I know he was mad about the loser of the Final not getting paid. So I wonder if they changed the whole thing to where they are paying the loser of the finals, or they just upped the pay for Mirko. If the latter is true i dont see why Wandy,Nog and Barnett wouldnt hold out for more money also. Anyone know more spefics of the agreement they came please feel free to share. But in the whole scheme of things they made a good business decision by doing whatever it took to keep Mirko/Wandy II on this card. I dunno bout you guys but i wanna see this fight just as much if not more then Chuck/Wandy.
From what i heard the winner of the GP would get 150,000 ie 70,000 for each fight. Now for a guy like Cro Cop thats just not enough and i dont blame him for holding out for more. I saw dagreat1 saying he probley gets atleast 400,000 for each fight. I did read an interview where Chuck Liddell said that contrary to popular belief Pride fighters do not get paid more than UFC fighters. So that would lead me to believe that top Pride fighters such as Cro Cop get a guaranteed 200,000 to 300,000 per fight. But there's really no way of knowing since Pride doesnt have to publicise there pay scale. Im also not sure if Pride is sharing PPV revenue with their fighters like the UFC is starting to do. If they are then Cro Cop is probley making well over dagrea1's 400,000 estimate. I would think that Pride has to share PPV revenue with their main event stars or they will start to lose them to orgainization's that do.