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WEC 46 Salaries: Urijah Faber’s $62,000 Leads Event Payroll

("Could you take it again? I think I blinked that time." Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

With another WEC event in the books, it’s time once again to see what these poor bastards are living on. Urijah Faber‘s $62,000 haul represented a little over 20% of the total $302,000 disclosed payroll from Sunday’s show, and was about triple what Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson individually earned for their efforts. Mike Brown came in a not-so-close second with his $38,000 check. The numbers are below, courtesy of MMA Junkie

Benson Henderson: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus)
def. Jamie Varner: $18,000

Urijah Faber: $62,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus, $10,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
def. Raphael Assuncao: $13,000

Kamal Shalorus: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Jansen: $4,000

Mike Brown: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Morrison: $4,000

Deividas Taurosevicius: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Mackens Semerzier: $4,000

Charlie Valencia: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Akitoshi Tamura: $8,000

Wagnney Fabiano: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Clint Godfrey: $3,000

Mark Hominick: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $4,000

Eddie Wineland: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. George Roop: $3,000

Will Campuzano: $16,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus, $10,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
def. Coty "Ox" Wheeler: $13,000 (includes $10,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Related: The WEC 46 Fight of the Night between Will Campuzano and Coty Wheeler can be seen for free on; Campuzano may have set a record for number of flying knees landed in a single fight. The fact that a guy like Campuzano can win a fight and pick up a bonus and still go home with less than $20,000 is one of the better arguments for putting WEC events on pay per view.

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agentsmith- January 14, 2010 at 7:32 am
Wow, even their #1 star is making just over half as much to show as Nate Diaz. That's some shitty paychecks, right there.
coolperson- January 13, 2010 at 7:19 am
"Could you take it again? I think I blinked that time."

MC Obscene- January 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm
MC Obscene- January 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm
You know that if Faber was in the UFC he would be earning at least 200k a fight. fucking lame.
G Funk- January 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Ha! You know Mike Brown is pissed that Uriah made more money than him
ghostboner- January 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Fuck them indeed! Fuck them right in their stupid assholes! I was late getting back into town so I tried to stop on the way and watch at 3 different places and none of them had Versus! Missed the first fight because I had to drive home! I demand reparations!
Sabado Gigante- January 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm
This Direct TV/Versus seperation is killing me! I wanted to stream the event but I didn't want the pants sued off of me.... And to top it off, every single bar in town has direct tv also, so fuck them!
ghostboner- January 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Good ol WEC.. Like UFC, only twice as entertaining and half the price! (Or less!)