MMAmania.com has confirmed the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: "Miami" from the Florida State Boxing Commission (FSBC) for the Showtime event held at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Jan. 30.
There was a lot of hubbub surrounding Herschel Walker's mixed martial arts debut, along with his decision to donate his entire fight purse to charity. I'm sure the good folks over at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship will thank the former NFL legend for making them $600 richer.
All kidding aside, Walker likely made a boatload of green in an undisclosed pre-fight financial agreement.
As expected, foul-mouthed fightmonger Nick Diaz had the biggest haul of the night, banking a hundred grand for his first round whooping of DREAM import Marius Zaromskis, who collected $30,000 in defeat.
Joining him in the six-figure club was Robbie Lawler, whose "Ruthless" rebuttal to Melvin Manhoef's leg kicks sent the K-1 striker back to Japan with a measly $5,000.
Former WWE star Bobby Lashley dominated Wes Sims in the fight and at the bank. "A Whole Show" made a whole lot compared to the undercard competitors, but only managed to secure half of the $50,000 Strikeforce paid to Lashley.
Anytime Sims feels bad he should just call Marloes Coenen. She was given just $2,000 to risk her neck against the seemingly invincible "Cyborg" Santos.
Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Miami" payouts:
Nick Diaz $100,000
Marius Zaromskis $30,000
Diaz defeated Zaromskis via TKO (strikes)
Cris "Cyborg" Santos $35,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win, $5,000 championship bonus)
Marloes Coenen $2,000
Santos defeated Coenen via TKO (strikes)
Herschel Walker $600
Greg Nagy $5,000
Walker defeated Nagy via TKO (strikes)
Robbie Lawler $100,000
Melvin Manhoef $5,000
Lawler defeated Manhoef via KO (punch)
Bobby Lashley $50,000
Wes Sims $25,000
Lashley defeated Sims via TKO (strikes)
Jay Hieron $65,000 ($30,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Joe Riggs $30,000
Hieron defeated Riggs via unanimous decision
Pablo Alfonso $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Marcos DaMotta $2,500
Alfonso defeated DaMotta via submission (armbar)
Hadar Hassan $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Ryan Keenan $2,000
Hassan defeated Keenan via KO (punch)
John Kelly $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Sabah Homasi $1,000
Kelly defeated Homasi via submission (rear naked choke)
Michael Byrnes $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
David Zitnik $1,500
Byrnes defeated Zitnick via majority decision
David Gomez $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Craig Oxley $1,500
Gomez defeated Oxley via unanimous decision
Joe Ray $1,500 ($1,000 to show, $500 to win)
John Clarke $1,000
Ray defeated Clark via TKO (strikes)
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 $469,600. 8,156 spectators packed the BankAtlantic Center while 517,000 viewers caught all the action on the Showtime network.