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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley Fighter Salaries

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Nick Diaz has complained recently that he is “underpaid”.  Whether or not you agree with him depends on your definition of “underpaid”.  Diaz was the top earner at Saturday’s Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley event, pocketing $175,000 for his five minutes of work.  $175,000 for five minutes – underpaid?!  Like I said, depends on your definition of the word.  Here is the complete fighter salary info for the event, straight from the California Athletic Commission.

Nick Diaz: $175,000

Gilbert Melendez:
$150,000

Gegard Mousasi:
$150,000

Tatsuyi Kawajiri: $97,612.50

Shinya Aoki:
$73,637.50

Paul Daley:
$65,000

Keith Jardine:
$25,000

Lyle Beerbohm: $10,000

Robert Peralta: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 win bonus)

Virgil Zwicker:
$3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus)

Rolando Perez:
$3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus)

Hiroyuki Takaya:
$2,740

Joe Duarte: $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus)

Casey Ryan: $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus)

Saad Awad:
$1,500

Herman Terrado: $1,500 ($1,000 to show, $500 win bonus)

Brett Albee:
$1,000

AJ Matthews:
$1,000

Edgar Cardenas:
$1,000

Paul Song: $750

 

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