Photo of Robbie Lawler courtesy of Strikeforce.com
Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rockhold vs. Jardine" event this past Saturday night (Jan. 7, 2012), which aired on Showtime from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released to MMAmania.com earlier this morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Hard-hitting middleweight brawler Robbie Lawler was the top earner of the night, bagging a "Ruthless" $150,000 for beating the brakes off Adlan Amagov in the night's co-main event.
Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold didn't fare too badly himself, giving Keith Jardine 90,000 reasons to go back to light heavyweight. Speaking of the 205-pound class, former division "King" Muhammed Lawal can buy himself a fancy new umbrella for his next walkout, thanks to the $95,000 check he received for grounding and pounding Lorenz Larkin.
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" salaries and payouts:Luke Rockhold: $90,000 ($65,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Keith Jardine: $30,000
Rockhold def. Jardine via TKO
Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 ($15,500 to show, $15,500 to win)
Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Saffiedine def. Stinson via split decision
Na-Shon Burrell: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
James Terry: $9,000
Burell def. Terry via split decision
Estevan Payan: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Payan def. Sprang via unanimous decision
The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" was $566,000.
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.