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.
Pictured: Nick Diaz