The California State Athletic Commission has released the reported salaries following Saturday night’s Strikeforce event.
Former UFC fighter Nick Diaz stepped up in weight to take on former champion Frank Shamrock and ended up defeating the elder fighter but it was Shamrock who took the most money.
Shingo Kohara $940 (no win bonus) Defeated Jeremy Tavares: $940
James Terry $3,940 (includes $2,000 win bonus) Defeated Zak Bucia: $1,500
Raul Castillo $7,890 (includes $3,500 win bonus) Defeated Brandon Michaels: $1,500
Eric Lawson $9,950 (includes $2,000 win bonus) Defeated Waylon Kennell: $1,950
Luke Rockhold $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) Defeated Buck Meredith: $1,540
Brett Rogers $39,940 (includes $20,000 win bonus) Defeated Ron “Abongo” Humphrey: $3,205
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos $18,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) Defeated Hitomi Akano: $1,450*
Scott Smith $49,940 (includes $25,000 win bonus) Defeated Benji Radach: $16,940
Gilbert Melendez $49,890 (no win bonus) Defeated Rodrigo Damm: $9,190
Nick Diaz $39,950 (includes $10,000 win bonus) Defeated Frank Shamrock: $369,790
* – Cyborg will be forced to fork over 20% of her purse, equally between Akano and the California State Athletic Commission, due to her inability to make the required weight.