Diaz, Thomson Top 211K Fighter Payroll For Diaz vs. Noons II

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz walked away from his main event title bout against K.J. Noons this past Saturday with his 170-pound belt wrapped around his waist and a $50,000 check waiting for him.

MMAJunkie.com requested the fighter salaries from this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II”, learning that Diaz and former lightweight champion Josh Thomson took home the biggest checks, earning nearly half of the $211,500 fighter payroll.

Like Diaz, Thomson, who was victorious in his lightweight scrap against Gesias Cavalcante, took home 50 grand. Cavalcante raked in $40,000 of his own, while Noons took merely $10,000 with him for his efforts.

New women’s champion Marloes Coenen took the belt away from Sarah Kaufman on the evening’s main card with a third round submission victory earning her $3,000, which includes a $1,000 win bonus, while the former champion will be cashing a check for $20,000 after her disappointing performance.

All the fighters earnings from “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II” can be found below.

Nick Diaz: $50,000
K.J. Noons: $10,000

Josh Thomson: $50,000
Gesias Cavalcante: $40,000

Marloes Coenen: $3,000
Sarah Kaufman: $20,000

Tyron Woodley: $15,000
Andre Galvao: $10,000

James Terry: $3,000
David Marshall: $1,500

Josh McDonald: $3,000
Ron Keslar: $1,500

Jess Bouscal: $3,000
Luis Mendoza: $1,500

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