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03-01-2008, 07:47 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
| | Bob Sapp Nabs $100,000 at “Strikeforce at the Dome”
Bob Sapp earned a healthy homecoming welcome — and an even healthier paycheck — when he headlined this past weekend’s “Strikeforce at the Dome” event in Tacoma, Wash. |
The Feb. 23 event took place at the Tacoma Dome and set a state combat-sports record for live gate with more than $500,000 in ticket sales. The Strikeforce show aired live on HDNet.
Depite a loss to boxer Jan Nortje in the night’s main event, Sapp earned a cool $100,000 for his 55-second effort. Nortje earned $15,000, of which $5,000 was a win bonus.
Sapp was the highest-paid fighters on the 10-fight card, according to salary figures MMAjunkie.com (UFC News & Rumors - MMA News - UFC Fighters - UFC Event Recaps and Previews - MMAjunkie.com) received from the State of Washington Department of Licensing.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $245,500.
The full amounts included:
* Jan Nortje ($15,000) def. Bob Sapp ($100,000)
* Cory Devela ($10,000) def. Joe Riggs ($15,000)
* Maurice Smith ($30,000) def. Rick Roufus ($15,000)
* Eddy Ellis ($5,000) def. Steve Berger ($10,000)
* Jorge Masvidal ($20,000) def. Ryan Healy ($4,000)
* Mychal Clark ($5,000) def. Josh Bennett ($2,000)
* Lyle Beerbohm ($2,000) def. Ray Perales ($2,000)
* Mike Hayes ($2,000) def. Matt Kovacs ($1,500)
* Zach Skinner ($2,000) def. Scott Shaffer ($1,000)
* Nathan Coy ($2,000) def. Dave Courchaine (2,000)
Included in the figures above are win bonuses that a handful of the fighters received. In addition to Nortje’s $5,000, Ellis got $2,000, Clark earned $2,000, and Skinner picked up $1,000.
Now, the usual disclaimer: the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. In other words, these are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not represent the total amounts earned by each fighter.
Nortje just only got 15k? poor guy.
03-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Originally Posted by Severn
I'm not even in shape and I'd fight Nortje. Getting my ass kicked by a giant for 100K is something I can live with.
Something tells me that you're not going to put asses in the seats like Sapp. I think anyone here would take a $100k for an ass whooping. I've taken a couple for free.
Sapp is a fat shit. He trains at half speed and from what he says not too often, likes being a japanese rock star, and can't even throw a decent punch. I used to like his freak factor but now he's just a giant can. He will never be more than a freak show and now he's a shitty one at that. I don't think we'll be seeing too much of him anymore. The guy has no talent. His punches are thrown like a girl but they have a 40 pound arm connected to a 350 pound body.
I can pretty much guarantee that after this fight no one will be paying him $100k anytime soon.
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