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- STRIKEFORCE AT THE MANSION SALARY BREAKDOWN

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information from the California State Athletic Commission for Strikeforce at the Mansion, which took place on Sept. 29 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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 MMA 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 do not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, “Main Event Fighters” are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. “Main Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in title fights or in the main event. “Preliminary Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

– Gilbert Melendez: $30,000 (3rd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Tetsuji Kato; no win bonus)

– Tetsuji Kato: $6,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Gilbert Melendez; no win bonus)

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

– Joe Riggs: $29,500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Eugene Jackson; includes win bonus of $15,000)

– Josh Thomson: $24,500 (6th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Adam Lynn; includes win bonus of $10,000)

– Daniel Puder: $20,000 (4th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Richard Dalton; no win bonus)

– Bobby Southworth: $20,000 (3rd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Bill Mahood; includes win bonus of $10,000)

– Falaniko Vitale: $20,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Ron Fields; no win bonus)

– Jorge Masvidal: $18,182.50 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Matt Lee; no win bonus)

– Eugene Jackson: $15,000 (4th fight for Strikeforce; lost to Joe Riggs; no win bonus)

– Ron Fields: $7,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Falaniko Vitale; no win bonus)

– Billy Evangelista: $6,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Clint Coronel; includes win bonus of $3,000)

– Adam Lynn: $6,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Josh Thomson; no win bonus)

– Clint Coronel: $3,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; lost to Billy Evangelista; no win bonus)

– Richard Dalton: $3,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Daniel Puder; no win bonus)

– Matt Lee: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Jorge Masvidal; no win bonus)

– Bill Mahood: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Bobby Southworth; no win bonus)

PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS

– Luke Stewart: $7,500 (4th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Sam Liera; includes win bonus of $4,000)

– Eddie Millis: $4,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Daniel McWilliams; no win bonus)

– Sam Liera: $3,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Luke Stewart; no win bonus)

– Anthony Figueroa: $2,000 (3rd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Miguel Linares; no win bonus)

– Miguel Linares: $1,500 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; lost to Anthony Figueroa; no win bonus)

– Daniel McWilliams: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Eddie Millis; no win bonus)

– Dewey Cooper: $500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Adam Smith; no win bonus)

– Adam Smith: $500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Dewey Cooper; no win bonus)

DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $230,182.50

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