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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley Fighter Salaries


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:

Gegard Mousasi:

Tatsuyi Kawajiri: $97,612.50

Shinya Aoki:

Paul Daley:

Keith Jardine:

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:

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:

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

Brett Albee:

AJ Matthews:

Edgar Cardenas:

Paul Song: $750