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Strikeforce Miami Salaries: Diaz and Lawler Earn Biggest Payouts

Middleweights Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler topped the $469,600 payroll for Saturday’s Strikeforce: Miami, according to figures released Wednesday by the Florida State Boxing Commission, taking home an event high $100,000 each for their TKO victories over Marius Zomskis and Melvin Manhoef, respectively.

Other top earners for the Showtime televised event include maincard fighters Bobby Lashley ($50,000) and Cris “Cyborg” Santos ($35,000) along with undercard fighters Jay Heiron ($65,000) and Joe Riggs ($30,000).

The official fighter salaries for Strikeforce: Miami were:

  • Nick Diaz ($100,000 – no win bonus) def. Marius Zaromskis ($30,000)
  • Cris “Cyborg” Santos ($35,000 – $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 championship bonus) def. Marloes Coenen ($2,000)
  • Herschel Walker ($600 – no win bonus)* def. Greg Nagy ($5,000)
  • Robbie Lawler ($100,000 -no win bonus) def. Melvin Manhoef ($5,000)
  • Bobby Lashley ($50,000 – no win bonus) def. Wes Sims ($25,000)
  • Jay Hieron ($65,000 – $35,000 win bonus) def. Joe Riggs ($30,000)
  • Pablo Alfonso ($3,000 – $1,500 win bonus) def. Marcos DaMotta ($2,500)
  • Hadar Hassan ($2,000 – $1,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Keenan ($2,000)
  • John Kelly ($2,000 – $1,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi ($1,000)
  • Michael Byrnes ($2,000 – $1,000 win bonus) def. David Zitnik ($1,500)
  • David Gomez ($2,000 – $1,000 win bonus) def. Craig Oxley ($1,500)
  • Joe Ray ($1,500 – $500 win bonus) def. John Clarke ($1,000)

*Walker donated his “six figure” fight purse to charity, which he was paid in an undisclosed manner, possibly pre-fight. The $600 reported here is merely what was required to be disclosed to the athletic commission, and is likely a minimum salary amount that had to be paid to Walker per commission requirements.

SEE ALSO: Strikeforce: Miami Results, Strikeforce: Miami Recap.

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