Diaz, Souza Lead Payroll For Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz

Diaz, Souza top $463,500 fighter payroll

Strikeforce champions Nick Diaz and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza came out as top earners from this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg,” leading the $463,500 fighter payroll.

MMAjunkie.com received the figures from the Calfornia State Athletic Commission earlier today.

The welterweight champion Diaz took on Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in the evening’s main event, and his submission victory netted him an impressive $150,000. Souza, meanwhile, took home a nice chunk of the payroll as well, earning $85,000 following his submission victory over Robbie Lawler.

Even though he was submitted, Lawler earned $65,000 for his efforts, which comes just 10 grand shy of Roger Gracie‘s salary. Gracie submitted mixed martial arts veteran Trevor Prangley during the first bout of the main card, which was broadcast live on Showtime.

Continue reading below for the full fighter payroll.

Nick Diaz: $150,000
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $85,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Robbie Lawler: $65,000

Herschel Walker: $5,000
Scott Carson: $5,000

Roger Gracie: $75,000
Trevor Prangley: $30,000

Nate Moore: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Nathan Coy: $3,000

Isaiah Hill: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Bobby Stack: $1,500

Ron Keslar: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Eric Lawson: $1,500

Germaine de Randamie: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Stephanie Webber: $1,000

James Terry: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Lucas Gamaza: $1,500

Jenna Castillo: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Charlene Gellner: $1,000

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