Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Diaz" Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
April 14th, 2009


If Strikeforce is offering everybody $369,790 to get pelted in the face with punches for about 10 minutes, then the line starts behind me. Although Frank Shamrock was thoroughly spanked by Nick Diaz on Saturday, he pocketed the night’s phatest purse.

Amazingly, Shamrock’s reputation allowed him to earn almost 10% more than the man who annihilated him, and more than 58% of the total disclosed payroll of $634,415.

Shamrock vs. Diaz” was held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It was the organization’s 2009 debut, and its first event since their acquisition of ProElite.

Preliminary Bouts:

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

Main Bouts:

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.

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