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Nick Diaz Tops “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” Fighter Salaries with $175K

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz earned $175,000 for his main event win over Paul Daley to top the fight salaries for Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” event, according to figures released Wednesday by the California State Athletic Commission.

Daley, who was knocked out by Diaz at the end of a back-and-forth opening round, took home $65,000, while other top earners included lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez and former light heavyweight title-holder Gegard Mousasi with $150,000 each.

The official “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” salaries were:

  • Nick Diaz: $175,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley: $65,000
  • Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Tatsuya Kawajiri: $97,612.50
  • Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 vs. Keith Jardine: $25,000 (draw)
  • Shinya Aoki: $73,637.50 (no win bonus) def. Lyle Beerbohm: $10,000

Remember, the salaries above are simply those required to be reported by the promotion to the athletic commission and don’t represent a fighters total earnings.

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