MMAMania.com has received the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Cyborg" from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on Jan. 29.
As expected, Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz was one of the top earners of the night. The foul-mouthed fight monger banked a cool $150,000 for submitting Evangelista Santos ($20,000).
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza brought home $70,000 for retaining his middleweight crown with a rear naked choke victory over "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler ($65,000).
Everyone's favorite former NFL great Herschel Walker also came away with some decent coin (not really). His first round knockout of Scott Carson earned him a hefty sum of $5,000.
Carson, who threw all of two kicks in the fight, brought in $5,000 as well. That's $2,500 per kick for all you math wizards out there.
Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Cyborg" payouts:
Jenna Castillo $1,500 - Win bonus $1,500
Charlene Gellner $1,000
Castillo won by KO in Round 2: 3:57
James Terry $1,500 - Win bonus $1,500
Lucas Gamaza $1,500
Terry won by KO in Round 1
Germaine De Randamie $2,000 - Win bonus $1,000
Stephanie Webber $1,000
Germaine De Randamie won by KO in Round 1: 4:25
Ron Keslar $1,500 - Win bonus $1,500
Eric Lawson $1,500
Keslar won by armbar in Round 1: 1:57
Isiah Hill $1,500 - Win bonus $1,500
Bobby Stack $1,500
Hill won by triangle choke in Round 1: 1:07
Nate Moore $2,000 - Win bonus $2,000
Nathan Coy $3,000
Moore won by KO in Round 2: 0:25
Roger Gracie $75,000
Trevor Prangley $30,000
Gracie won by rear naked choke in Round 1: 4:19
Herschel Walker $5,000
Scott Carson $5,000
Walker won by KO in Round 1: 3:13
Jacare Souza $70,000 - Win bonus $15,000
Robbie Lawler $65,000
Souza won by rear naked choke in Round 3: 2:00
Nick Diaz $150,000
Evangelista Santos $20,000
Diaz won by armbar in Round 2: 4:50
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. Cyborg" click here and here.