MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today received the official reported salaries from Saturday’s “EliteXC: Street Certified” event. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, the night’s main-event winner, earned the highest the biggest payout at $175,000, and his opponent, David “Tank” Abbott, earned $126,000.
The event took place at the sold-out BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida. The main card aired on Showtime.
The salaries were acquired from the Florida State Boxing Commission. They ranged from just $1 to $175,000.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $479,001.
- Kevin Ferguson ($175,000) def. David Abbott ($126,000)
- Antonio Silva ($80,000) def. Ricco Rodriguez ($20,000)
- Scott Smith ($12,000) def. Kyle Noke ($3,000)
- Yves Edwards ($6,000) def. Edson Berto ($6,000)
- Brett Rogers ($4,000) def. James Thompson ($25,000)
- Rafael Feijao ($6,000) def. John Doyle ($2,5O0)
- Yosmany Cabezas ($2,000) def. Jon Kirk ($2,500)
- Dave Herman ($1,500) def. Mario Rinaldi ($2,000)
- Eric Bradley ($1,000) def. Mikey Gomez ($1,500)
- Lorenzo Borgomeo ($1,000) def. Mike Bernhard ($1,500)
- Moyses Gabin ($1)* def. Jirka Hlavati ($500)
* — Yes, Gabin earned just $1. We confirmed the amount with the FBAC, though MMAjunkie.com has been unable to confirm why the amount was so low.
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 FSBC and do not represent the total amounts earned by each fighter.
For more information about this event, including official results and weigh-in photos, check out the EliteXC archives here on MMAjunkie.com.