EliteXC: Street Certified Fighter Salaries


Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and David “Tank” Abbott exchange punches at EliteXC: Street Certified. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

The Florida State Boxing Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from this past weekend’s EliteXC: Street Certified, which took place at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida.

The event was headlined by a main event between EliteXC heavyweight sensation and internet street fighting legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and infamous former UFC brawler David “Tank” Abbott. Ferguson knocked out Abbott in the first round.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Kevin Ferguson: $175,000
David Abbott: $126,000
Antonio Silva: $80,000)
James Thompson: $25,000
Ricco Rodriguez: $20,000
Scott Smith: $12,000
Yves Edwards: $6,000
Edson Berto: $6,000
Rafael Feijao: $6,000
Brett Rogers: $4,000
Kyle Noke: $3,000
John Doyle: $2,500
Jon Kirk: $2,500
Yosmany Cabezas: $2,000
Mario Rinaldi: $2,000
Dave Herman; $1,500
Mikey Gomez: $1,500
Mike Bernhard: $1,500
Eric Bradley: $1,000
Lorenzo Borgomeo: $1,000
Jirka Hlavati: $500
Moyses Gabin: $1*

*When I received the numbers from the FSBC, I originally believed that it was a typo and that Moyses Gabin was likely paid $1000. Well that’s not the case according to Sam Caplan, who has found that Gabin’s compensation was indeed only a single dollar:

“That fight was put together by a local promoter,” EliteXC Head of Fighter Operations Jeremy Lappen stated in an e-mail. “Gabin is paid a salary by the promoter who sponsored that bout.”

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