Report: Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier and Gegard Mousasi Lead Final Strikeforce Payroll
By FCF Staff
Former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett was the top earner at Strikeforce’s most recent and final event in Oklahoma City Saturday, according to figures that have been released by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Recent heavyweight grand-prix winner Daniel Cormier and former light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi were also leaders in terms of payment.
Barnett received $250,000 total for his submission win over Nando Guelmino, while Cormier earned $120,000 (including a $60,000 win bonus) for his second round stoppage victory over Dion Staring.
Mousasi collected $175,000 in total for his first round, tap-out victory over Mike Kyle.
Here are the figures that were released to the Oklahoma Commission by Strikeforce, and do not included any undisclosed bonuses or sponsorship money a fighter may have received (payroll numbers via MMA Junkie).
Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $40,000
Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Dion Staring: $8,000
Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Nandor Guelmino: $12,000
Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mike Kyle: $25,000
Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $34,000
Ryan Couture: $22,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. KJ Noons: $41,000
Tim Kennedy: $80,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000
Pat Healy: $42,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000
Roger Gracie: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Smith: $10,000
Adriano Martins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Gurgel: $10,000
Estevan Payan: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Bravo: $6,000