"EliteXC: Unfinished Business" Payroll Released

Numbers from MMAWeekly:

Robbie Lawler: $90,000 (which included a $45,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Smith: $14,000

Nick Diaz: $60,000 (no win bonus)
def. Thomas Denny: $8,500

Jake Shields: $45,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Thompson: $25,000

Cristiane Cyborg: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Antonio Silva: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Eilers: $20,000

Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Galbraith: $5,000

Wilson Reis: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $2,000

Anthony Ruiz: $5,001 ($3,00O win bonus)
def. Jeremy Freitag: $2,5000

David Douglas: $4,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Marlon Matias: $2,500

Carl Seumanutafa: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Cook: $2000

Drew Montgomery: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Brandon Tarn: $2,000

Two things are glaringly obvious: Antonio Silva made out like a bandit, and the ladies were completely screwed.

The small fortune "Bigfoot" came away with is a tidy $120,000 pay bump from his $80,000 performance against Ricco Rodriguez. It's kind of bizarre that -- officially -- he made almost double what Lawler and Smith made combined, but maybe that's the Showtime money.

As for Cyborg and Baszler, there's really no explanation other than that they were -- again, officially -- criminally underpaid for one of the best fights of the night.

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