The Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine fighter salaries were released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday.
The main event at Saturday’s event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas featured Luke Rockhold making a successful defense of his Strikeforce middleweight title against UFC veteran Keith Jardine.
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 mixed martial arts 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, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Fighter Salaries
Luke Rockhold: $90,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Jardine: $30,000
Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (flat rate, no win bonus)
def. Adlan Amagov: $10,000
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $95,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Tyron Woodley: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $9,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 (includes $15,500 win bonus)
def. Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Na-Shon Burrell: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. James Terry: $9,000
Gian Villante: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $4,000
Ricky Legere: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Spang: $6,000
Estevan Payan: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $566,000