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Monday, Jan 14, 2013

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


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:09 pm
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