The California State Athletic Commission recently released the fighter salary information for the World Extreme Cagefighting event (WEC 34) held on June 1.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

Although MMA fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, " Main Event Fighters" are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. "Main Card Fighters" are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in title fights or in the main event. "Preliminary Match Fighters" are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV broadcast.

Urijah Faber: $44,000 (defeated Jens Pulver; win bonus was $22,000)

Jens Pulver: $33,000 (lost to Urijah Faber; win bonus would have been $33,000)

Rob McCullough: $32,000 (defeated Kenneth Alexander; win bonus was $16,000)

Miguel Torres: $28,000 (defeated Yoshiro Maeda; win bonus was $14,000)

Mark Munoz: $16,000 (defeated Chuck Grigsby; win bonus was $8,000)

Yoshiro Maeda: $6,000 (lost to Miguel Torres; win bonus would have been $6,000)

Kenneth Alexander: $3,000 (lost to Rob McCullough; win bonus would have been $3,000)

Chuck Grigsby: $3,000 (lost to Mark Munoz; win bonus would have been $3,000)

Tim McKenzie: $12,000 (defeated Jeremy Lang; win bonus was $6,000)

Mike Brown: $10,000 (defeated Jeff Curran; win bonus was $5,000)

Donald Cerrone: $10,000 (defeated Danny Castillo; win bonus was $5,000)

Jeff Curran: $10,000 (lost to Mike Brown; win bonus would have been $10,000)

Alexandre Franca Nogueira: $8,000 (lost to Jose Aldo; win bonus would have been $8,000)

Chase Beebe: $7,000 (lost to Will Robeiro; win bonus would have been $7,000)

Charlie Valencia: $7,000 (lost to Dominick Cruz; win bonus would have been $7,000)

Jose Aldo: $6,000 (defeated Alexandre Franca Nogueira; win bonus was $3,000)

Dominick Cruz: $6,000 (defeated Charlie Valencia; win bonus was $3,000)

Will Robeiro: $6,000 (defeated Chase Beebe; win bonus was $3,000)

Alex Serdyukov: $6,000 (defeated Luis Sapo; win bonus was $3,000)

Jeremy Lang: $4,000 (lost to Tim McKenzie; win bonus would have been $4,000)

Danny Castillo: $3,000 (lost to Donald Cerrone; win bonus would have been $3,000)

Luis Sapo: $3,000 (lost to Alex Serdyukov; win bonus would have been $3,000)

DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $263,000

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