EliteXC: Heat Salaries Announced

Written by Tom Ngo
October 6th, 2008

EliteXC has released the salaries for this past Saturday night’s “EliteXC: Heat” event in Sunrise, Florida. The card was headlined by street fighting legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson losing to last-minute replacement Seth Petruzelli. Kimbo was initially slated to take on UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, however Shamrock was not medically cleared after he suffered a cut above his eye during a light-training session just hours before the fight. Despite the loss, Kimbo shared the largest payday of the night with Andrei Arlovski, as each fighter walked home with a cool $500,000 for their efforts.

Preliminary Bouts:

Nicolae Curry ($1,500/Win Bonus was $750) Defeated Jorge Boechat ($1,000)
Mikey Gomez ($4,000/Win Bonus was $2,000) Defeated Lorenzo Borgomeo ($1,500)
Conor Heun ($5,000/Win Bonus was $2,500) Defeated Edson Berto ($5,000)
Cristiane Santos ($8,000/Win Bonus was $4,000) Defeated Yoko Takahashi ($2,000)

Main Bouts:

Benji Radach ($30,000/Win Bonus was $15,000) Defeated Murilo Rua ($35,000)
Gina Carano ($25,000/Win Bonus was $10,000) Defeated Kelly Kobald-Gavin ($6,000)
Andre Arlovski ($500,000/No Win Bonus) Defeated Roy Nelson ($80,000)
Jake Shields ($50,000/Win Bonus was $10,000) Defeated Paul Daley ($12,000)
Seth Petruzelli ($50,000/Win Bonus was $15,000) Defeated Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson ($500,000/win bonus would have been $100,000)*

EliteXC: “HEAT” total disclosed payroll: $ 1,316,000

*Even though medical doctors forced Ken Shamrock to pull out of the fight, he still received no compensation from EliteXC for the night.

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