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.
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.