Barnett tops last Strikeforce payroll with $250,000


Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $40,000

Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Dion Staring: $8,000

Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Nandor Guelmino: $12,000

Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mike Kyle: $25,000

Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $34,000

Ryan Couture: $22,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. KJ Noons: $41,000

Tim Kennedy: $80,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Pat Healy: $42,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000

Roger Gracie: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Smith: $10,000

Adriano Martins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Gurgel: $10,000

Estevan Payan: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Bravo: $6,000

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Caught_clean site profile image  

1/15/13 8:35 AM by Caught_clean

Roger doesnt just have the Gracie last name, hes also the best sport BJJ practitioner of all time coming into MMA.

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1/15/13 8:01 AM by fightharder

Agree fullheartedly as well,   apart from that he is still one of the best heavyweights around. If the UFC goes out of there way to sign dudes like Lombard they should surely do there best to sign Barnett.   As for the conflict five years ago,isnt that water under the bridge. I know Josh can be a little abrasive in the press (going on about how he does not bow for anyone) but surely to grown ass men can work out something when the business relationship is clearly beneficial for both parties.   I do think Josh might have to take a paycut but i do not think he will get 250000 in any other organisation at the moment either. And i do think that the indirect pay and benefits of joining the UFC would far outweight the initial paycut (i do think he will be able to get points of a PPV,i do think he will get better sponsering and i do think it will be hugely beneficial for his PR status because he will be able to draw in the professional  wrestling crowd and then some).   The only other attractive option,in my eyes,would be a combination of Bellator and professional wrestling. It would be the safer option because Bellator really does not have heavyweights to match Josh and he will be set with TNT.   But i personally believe he could go to Mahon and the guys if he takes the UFC deal and creates some buzz for himself (which is not to hard for Josh).   God i really do hope he signs for the UFC. It would be kind of annoying to see one of my favorite heavyweights in the ''wilderness'' again.

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1/14/13 10:06 PM by chokeyou

Excellent post.

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1/14/13 10:04 PM by CindyO

This. But I think they both can make big money by working together. Josh is a character and the UFC is a huge stage for someone like him. Hope to see him on the roster soon because I love me some characters- they make the sport more interesting, IMO:)   Cindy

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1/14/13 8:47 PM by FullyLoadedFists


The Last Emperor site profile image  

1/14/13 8:44 PM by The Last Emperor

You're a fucking moron...plain and simple.

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1/14/13 8:26 PM by ssj

get those zuffa nuts out of your mouth

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1/14/13 6:10 PM by TartanTopTeamsHeroinWhore

Yea cos King Mo doing that has really hurt the UFC SMH

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1/14/13 5:55 PM by TartanTopTeamsHeroinWhore

He wouldn't get offered that. Would be more like 25/25.I see Barnett being a marquee signing for another org like WSOF or OneFC

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1/14/13 5:41 PM by DamnSevern

zuffa won't risk him going to Bellator and doing the bellator/tna crossover.