Strikeforce salaries: Nick Diaz earns $50,000, Marloes Coenen rakes in $3,000 for championship wins

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MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: "Diaz vs Noons II" from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on Oct. 9.

As expected, Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz was one of the top earners of the night. The foul-mouthed fight monger banked a cool $50,000 for outpointing bitter rival K.J. Noons ($10,000).

Joining him at the 50k mark was former Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson. "The Punk" was also awarded fifty grand for squeaking past promotion newcomer Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante ($40,000).

Also racking up some decent coin (not really) is new 135-pound champion Marloes Coenen. "Rumina" took home Sarah Kaufman's arm as well as a $3,000 payday.

The former champ was awarded $20,000 in defeat.

Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Noons II" payouts:

Jess Bouscal $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Luis Mendoza $1,500
Bouscal defeated Mendoza by Anaconda choke Round 2: 3:00

Ron Keslar $1,500
Josh McDonald $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
McDonald defeated Keslar by unanimous decision 28-29, 28-29, 28-29

James Terry $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
David Marshall $1,500
Terry defeated Marshall by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-26

Tyron Woodley $15,000 ($7,500 to show, $7,500 to win)
Andre Galvao $10,000
Woodley defeated Galvao by KO Round 1: 1:48

Sarah Kaufman $20,000
Marloes Coenen $3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Coenen defeated Kaufman by armbar Round 3: 1:59

Josh Thomson $50,000
Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante $40,000
Thomson defeated Cavalcante by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 29-28

Nick Diaz $50,000
KJ Noons $10,000
Diaz defeated Noons by unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46, 49-46

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.

For complete results and coverage of Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Noons II" click here and here.

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