When the official salaries for Affliction “Banned” were released last week by the California State Athletic Commission many questions arose surrounding the salary of Fedor Emelianenko, who took home $300,000, $500,000 less than his opponent Tim Sylvia who Fedor dispatched in just 36-seconds.
NBCSports.com is reporting that a sizable portion of Emelianenko’s salary was received up front in the form of a large signing bonus:
Emelianenko received a sizable part of his Affliction contract up front in the form of a signing bonus, and added that Emelianenko also owns the rights to his fight footage in several European countries. That second part may not mean much right now but if Affliction chooses to hold an event in Europe, they would have to pay him for the footage.
For a complete breakdown of fighter salaries from Affliction “Banned” click here.