The Florida State Athletic Commission has just released the fighters’ salaries for this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Miami” event.
Nick Diaz didn’t just leave the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida as Strikeforce’s first welterweight champ, but the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace-turned boxer was the night’s highest earner as he pocketed a cool $100,000 for his 1stRound TKO of Marius Zaromskis.
Of interesting note, former Heisman Trophy award winner Herschel Walker only received $600 for his 3rdRound TKO of Greg Nagy. However, Strikeforce is not required to disclose to the athletic commissions any undisclosed bonuses that it pays its fighters.
It was reported that Walker made six-figures for his mixed martial arts debut, however stated he would donate his entire purse to charity. If that’s the case, it’ll be interesting to see if Walker announces the extent of his generosity.
Here is a complete rundown of the fighters’ salaries, courtesy of MMAWeekly.com:
Joe Ray $1,500 (includes $500 win bonus) def. John Clarke $1,000
David Gomez $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Craig Oxley $1,500
Michael Byrnes $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. David Zitnik $1,500
John Kelly $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi $1,000
Hadar Hassan $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Keenan $2,000
Pablo Alfonso $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Marcos DaMotta $2,500
Jay Hieron $65,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Joe Riggs $30,000
Bobby Lashley $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Wes Sims $25,000
Robbie Lawler $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Melvin Manhoef $5,000
Herschel Walker $600 (no win bonus) def. Greg Nagy $5,000
Cris “Cyborg” Santos $35,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 championship bonus) def. Marloes Coenen $2,000
Nick Diaz $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Marius Zaromskis $30,000