MMA Strikeforce Salaries

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  1. ilduce

    ilduce New Member

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    MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: ?Carano vs. Cyborg? from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on August 15.

    Gina Carano was the big earner of the night. Despite getting stopped by Cristiane Santos in the first round of their main event bout, ?Conviction? banked a cool $125,000 for her efforts.

    Her opponent, ?Cyborg,? took home $25,000 and female bragging rights.

    Gegard Mousasi matched Isaiah Hill and Zak Bucia as the lowest earner of the event. Despite handily defeating well-known veteran Renato Sobral in just 60 seconds, ?The Dreamcatcher? banked a mere $2,000 for his efforts. Pittance by today?s standards.

    Expect that level of compensation to increase exponentially after last Saturday?s performance.

    Here are all the Strikeforce: ?Carano vs. Cyborg? payouts:


    Cristiane Santos: $25,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
    Gina Carano: $125,000
    Santos defeated Carano via technical knockout (strikes) at 4:59 of round one

    Gegard Mousasi: $2,000 (no win bonus)
    Renato Sobral: $75,000
    Mousasi defeated Sobral via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:00 of round one

    Gilbert Melendez: $50,000 (no win bonus)
    Mitsuhiro Ishida: $30,000
    Melendez defeated Ishida via technical knockout (strikes) at 3:56 of round three

    Fabricio Werdum: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
    Mike Kyle: $14,000
    Werdum defeated Kyle via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:24 of round one

    Jay Hieron: $55,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
    Jesse Taylor: $12,000
    Hieron defeated Taylor via unanimous decision

    Scott Lighty: $4,000 (no win bonus)
    Mike Cook: $2,500
    Lighty defeated Cook via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:05 of round one

    Justin Wilcox: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
    David Douglas: $5,500
    Wilcox defeated Douglas via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:16 of round three

    James Terry: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
    Zak Bucia: $2,000
    Terry defeated Bucia via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:23 of round one

    Alexander Trevino: $3,500 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
    Isaiah Hill: $2,000
    Trevino defeated Hill via submission (keylock) at 3:56 of round one


    Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

    The total base fighter payroll for the event was $468,500. 13,976 spectators packed the HP Pavilion for an approximate live gate of $735,710.
     
  2. wallydog11

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    holy fuck, $5000 win bonus for cyborg :rofl:

    what a joke.

    guess they gotta save the $ for Fedor :mamoru:
     
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    $2k for Mousasi... WTF??
     
  4. THE LIOG

    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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    Mousasi got jipped
     
  6. wallydog11

    wallydog11 New Member

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    How the hell does some no name like Scott Lighty win $4000 and Mousasi get 2000? what the fuuuuuuuck
     
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    Mousasi didnt fight for 2k.
    But paying 125,000 for Gina. Cya later Strikefarce.
     
  8. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    I don't understand why they would pay Gina 125k.

    IIRC she was only getting 30ish with EliteXC.
     
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    What did he fight for then?
     
  10. EG6

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    I sure as hell hope Mousasi's 2k salary is a typo and missing a zero
     
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    Wow what bullshit Gina and babalu made out with mad cash just to get knocked the fuck out.
     
  12. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    That is what is reported. There is noway that a guy who was a free agent just signed a deal for 2k a fight.

    I would imagine he made in the 50-75ish range.
     
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    m1 said it was 60k
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Mousasi didn't make only 2k, if that's the reported pay then there is some other bonus or percentage structure worked out into his contract for this fight.
     
  15. El Rudo

    El Rudo The Borinqueneers

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    cause she's the draw
     
  16. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Barely.

    Strikeforce is the top Womens MMA promotion right now. She can't go anywhere and make more money, so why not just pay her like 45-60k?

    Now they have to justify to Cyborg why they were paying Gina 100k more when she was champ.
     
  17. Gogoplata

    Gogoplata Guest

    M1 is paying their fighters you assfuckers
     
  18. adrenalin112

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    because shes getting paid megabucks already by maxim, american gladiators, and pretty soon playboy as well. bitch is worth some dough.
     
  19. EG6

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    I can't wait for the playboy shoot :bowdown:
     
  20. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    What do any of those things have to do with fighting?
     
  21. Trueno

    Trueno Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

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    I believe M1 pays Mousasi also.
     
  22. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Does M-1 have to report what they pay?
     
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    dont quote me but i remember reading somewhere that they're not going to exposed the salary or any of the profits or loses.
     
  24. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    :Russia: They probably all get paid equally... :hsugh:
     
  25. adrenalin112

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    :rofl: @ you thinking a fighter's pay scale is based on their fighting ability


    i'd pay $50 for a ppv to see vin diesel fight before i paid $50 to see manhoef. :eek3:
     

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