Mousasi, Melendez top Strikeforce payroll with $150k


Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Jorge Masvidal: $23,000
Melendez defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision

Cristiane Santos: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000
Santos defeated Yamanaka via knockout in round one

Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Ovince St. Preux: $17,000
Mousasi defeated St. Preux via unanimous decision

KJ Noons: $ 65,000 ($35,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Billy Evangelista: $20,000
Noons defeated Evangelista via unanimous decision

Caros Fodor: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Justin Wilcox: $12,000
Fodor defeated Wilcox via knockout in round one

Roger Bowling: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Jerron Peoples: $2,000
Bowling defeated Peoples via knockout in round one

Devin Cole: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Gabriel Salinas: $3,000
Cole defeated Salinas-Jones via unanimous decision

Eddie Mendez: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000
Mendez defeated Gonzalez via split decision

Herman Terrado: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Chris Brown: $3,000
Terrado defeated Brown via submission (armbar) in round three

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Filo_Beto site profile image  

12/21/11 11:02 AM by Filo_Beto

It has nothing to do with the gate it has to do with how much showtime pays the promotion. There have been plenty of ufc's that were not on ppv where I'm sure the gate did not cover the entire payroll.

smiter site profile image  

12/21/11 7:11 AM by smiter

Why does another person getting good money bother you?

smiter site profile image  

12/21/11 7:09 AM by smiter

Zuffa drove them to it just like they did EXC, Affliction, and the IFL.Dana even admitted with Dan Henderson it got to the stage where Zuffa actually wanted Strikefirce to sign him and started withdrawing from the deal, as there was no way Hendo could generate the money he was costing.Same situation with Gegard Zuffa had 1st option due to Affliction deal but were happy to let Strikeforce pay him the big bucks knowing what the end game would be.

spliff site profile image  

12/21/11 3:17 AM by spliff

Gegard makin that long paper.. I'd like to see him vs Bisping.. loser gets a 6/6 contract

Peckerwood site profile image  

12/20/11 10:27 PM by Peckerwood

Strikeforce payouts are pretty out of whack. I'm glad those guys are getting paid, but the payouts are way more than the company can afford. The gate took in $154,000 for that show which basically covers Gil's "show" money.

Boston Tar Baby site profile image  

12/20/11 9:56 PM by Boston Tar Baby

Now I'm no mathematician, but...

smoogy site profile image  

12/20/11 9:53 PM by smoogy

 Mousasi and Melendez both negotiated fat, guaranteed (no win bonus BS) contracts with Strikeforce that are evidently tied to Showtime. Zuffa is obligated to honor these (reportedly 6-8 fight) agreements to the letter. This obviously gives those fighters a lot of leverage in any negotiation to transfer to UFC. It also makes it less likely that Zuffa will transfer them because it may involve making additional concessions to Showtime or the fighters themselves.

KingD87 site profile image  

12/20/11 9:44 PM by KingD87

Cyborg deserves more than him, IMO.

Porkchop site profile image  

12/20/11 9:42 PM by Porkchop

Mousasi must be bragging to Melendez that he tops the payro..... wait, what?

NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

12/20/11 9:41 PM by NarlyPersianDude

Why do Mousasi and Melendez have no win bonuses?And why the fuck is Mousasi not in the ufc, he should have already been in the ufc, come on guys, make it happen.